Report: Next generation Mazda2 to be based on same platform as future CX-5 as Mazda employs 4-yr model cycles

Just-Auto.com reportedly spoke with some insiders with Mazda’s UK importer, who apparently said that the next generation Mazda2, also known as the Demio in the European and Japanese market, will be built on the same platform as the next generation CX-5 crossover.

In the same conversation, Mazda is reportedly reverting to four-year model cycles with mid-cycle refreshes occurring every two. That means we could expect an all-new Mazda6 by 2016 with a makeover due in 2014.

But referring back to the Mazda2, Just-Auto.com reaffirms any expectation for modular part sharing, or powertrain and drivetrain parts sharing on top of the usual platform sharing. Further substantiating the idea that we could see the Mazda2 utilizing similar powerplants as other models is Mazda’s current SkyActiv marketing campaign.

Additionally, the Mazda2, which was just introduced into the US market as the brand’s first subcompact since the 1998 323/Protege, represents a significant model that could have a profound effect on the brand’s success. This is visibly seen from the growth of subcompacts in the North American market, with the domestic brands even jumping on board.

That said, having Mazda continue to participate in this market would be key for the brand.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: Just-Auto.com


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