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Next-gen Mazda2 to use shortened CX-5 platform - report

 Next-gen Mazda2 to use shortened CX-5 platform - report
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Mazda to adopt four-year product cycle

The next generation of the Mazda2 will allegedly ride on a shortened platform of the CX-5, according to a spokesperson of a UK importer.

Taking into account the Mazda2 is considerably smaller than the CX-5, the Japanese engineers will have to do some serious chopping to make this happen. The CX-5 platform has already been used for the stylish Mazda6 and will also be implemented in the new Mazda3 (hatchback and sedan) due before the end of the year. The Skyactiv platform will eventually underpin all FWD models, including a CX-9 successor.

The same source indicates Mazda will make the switch to a four-year cycle which means the current Mazda6 will be replaced in 2016, following a 2014 update. It's not known whether models using platforms from other automakers will be a part of this scheme.

We assume the next-gen Mazda2 will be out sometime next year.

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RoadRunner
Kool
Jun 1, 2013 8:43 pm
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RoadRunner
The Mazda 2 which is based on the Ford Ka and that is based on the Fiat 500c which also shares its platform with the Lancia ypsilon
Jun 1, 2013 8:52 pm
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pzxpjy
No, Mazda 2/Demio has been sharing the platform with Fiesta for three generations. It's not based on Ford Ka. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Demio
Jun 2, 2013 12:03 am
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pzxpjy
Mazda 6 never shares platform with Mondeo. First-gen Mazda 6 was based on Mazda GG platform, also known as Ford CD3 platform when Ford took it to underpin Fusion/Milan/Zephyr, Edge/MKX and Flex. Second-gen Mazda 6 uses a modified GG platform called GH. Whereas the current Mondeo is using Ford EUCD platform that shares with Volvo S60/S80.
Jun 2, 2013 12:09 am
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Aygo
Furthermore, the current European Mondeo is based on the 2005 EU-spec Focus compact. The current Freelander II and Range Rover Evoque are also based on the same platform, albeit with heavy alterations.
Jun 2, 2013 7:41 am
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pzxpjy
Both the last-gen Kuga and CX-5 are technically close to last-gen Ford Focus, but they are not directly related. Btw, Volvo XC60 is more close to second-gen Land Rover Freelander.
Jun 2, 2013 12:12 am
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RoadRunner
its weird that because in my place of work it is common knowledge the XF,6,S60 and Mondeo are all the same underpinnings/chassis and that's including all estates regardless of codes or names of platforms. One door shape and size fits all the four cars. If you Google all of the four car brands estates such as XF,6,S60 and Mondeo, You can tell just by looking even that shapes of the cars are the same, even look at the blueprints. You would be really surprise what IS and what ISNT underpinned, Shared chassis or Modified chassis. This type of information wont be online, it trade only. but good info though.
Jun 2, 2013 1:47 pm
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pzxpjy
Mazda struggles to get platform after leaving Ford, just like Volvo, Aston Martin, Land Rover and Jaguar.
Jun 1, 2013 8:25 am
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RoadRunner
I wouldn't of thought Mazda were struggling when the Mazda 3 is riding on the Ford focus and Volvo V40, The Mazda 6 rides on the Ford Mondeo, Jaguar XF and Volvo S60, The Mazda CX-5 rides on the old Ford Kuga and Volvo XC60.
Jun 2, 2013 12:00 am
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http://content.worldcarfans.co/templates/0/18