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It should blow the competition out of the water given the current, end of life gen, is still being ranked #1 in comparison tests. Excited to see what this is about.
 

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Wow! Looks like a grown up CX-3 - love it! The CX-3 is currently the best looking model in the Mazda line-up (MX-5 excluded as I cannot fit in one - my sight line is above the windshield [sorry - windscreen for those across the pond]) and if the new CX-5, with, perhaps (now I am dreaming) the turbo, I am trading in. Now if they can only add the styling to the 3 and a Mazdaspeed, of course... I know Mazda is one of the smaller Japanese manufacturers and I do not know if they lost money on the Mazdaspeeds, but they always sold out, but slap a small turbo on the CX-3 for, maybe, 200HP... *swoon* Perfection.
 

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Anxious to see it in person when it goes on sale. Speculation that the 2.5 turbo from the CX-9 may (emphasis on may) find it's way into it as an option, maybe on the GT trim. Should be appearing at dealers around the time my wife will be looking for a new ride to replace her RAV4.
 

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Will they do a petrol 4wd version? I'm certain diesels are gonna be banned or at least taxed extremely heavily in London within the next few years.
Mazda Australia have confirmed a petrol AWD. Given we drive on the same side of the road and have the same emission requirements I imagine you will see one in the UK if the demand is there.
 

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Mazda Australia have confirmed a petrol AWD. Given we drive on the same side of the road and have the same emission requirements I imagine you will see one in the UK if the demand is there.
There is talk of a congestion style emission charge of up to £10 a day for non Euro VI diesels (all CX-3s and later CX-5s meet Euro VI) in all of the major UK cities. However, Mazda continue to force the buyers of AWD auto transmission models down the diesel route when even the French and all other Euro neighbours have a petrol engined version as standard.

This is a rendition of the new CX-5 which shares much of the design language of the CX-3;

 

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Wow - i like the look of that new Cx-5. Very Nice....
 

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So the future cars will switch from the window blind grille to an egg crate grille. Interesting! For me, for what it's worth, my vote goes to stay with the old window blind design.
 

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They chop and change grills. Maybe at the mid life facelift it will go back.
 

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The US automotive press is abuzz with news that we're going to be getting the 2.2L SkyActiv-D in the US starting with the CX-5 in 2017.

173 HP and 310 lb*ft. In the past, Mazda have used the same engine mount geometry on broad ranges of 4-cylinder engines (pretty much any MZR or Duratec I4 engine will bolt up to other Mazda that came with the same family engine). I wonder if it's the same for the SkyActiv platform... I ALSO wonder if it would fit in a CX-3.
 

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Call me crazy but when i see cx5 i dont have that wow effect like with cx3. It does have similar design, but it doesnt have good proportions and looks like chinese copy car!
 

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So the future cars will switch from the window blind grille to an egg crate grille. Interesting! For me, for what it's worth, my vote goes to stay with the old window blind design.
I also go for the old window blind design. Easier to clean than the egg create design.
 

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They are coming down the line now

 
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