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    1. Senior Member bzcat's Avatar
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      04-11-2018 03:54 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Unilateral Phase Detractor View Post
      It's going to be a reincarnated CX-7 - a competitor to the Edge/Santa Fe/Murano in the larger 2-row CUV space.
      Mazda already used CX-8 for the LWB 7 seat version of CX-5. So can't really see them going back to CX-7 name. But there is a wide gap between CX-5 and CX-9.

      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      US version of the Chinese CX-4 or a totally new model?
      CX-4 is CX-5 in a slightly different body. It exists because Mazda has two different JV partners in China and each one operates independently and therefore, demand a compact CUV. CX-4 is FAW Mazda and CX-5 is Chang'an Mazda.

      Unilateral Phase Detractor is talking about something obviously bigger than that.

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      04-11-2018 04:26 PM #52
      Regardless of what they call it, it would make sense that it'd be in the CX-7/CX-8 space.

      CX-8 is CX-9 wheelbase with CX-5 width. It could almost work in the US market as-is... it'd be longer than Outback or Edge but have a small 3rd row option (which is out there on smaller cars like Tig and Rogue). Edge is wider, but the Outback isn't and it's basically the most popular model in that class.

      Looking at the size, CX-8 as-is could head-to-head with the GMC Acadia, so maybe whatever it is will just be the next-gen CX-8.

    4. 07-10-2019 09:11 PM #53
      Toyota announced that they will be building SUVs instead of the Corolla at the Alabama plant. Since Mazda is also building SUVs there I wonder if they will share a platform for a new line of SUVs.

      https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Aut...opping-sedans2

      NEW YORK -- Toyota Motor will make a sport utility vehicle instead of the Corolla sedan at a planned Alabama assembly plant due to the surging U.S. demand for SUVs, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday.

      The $1.6 billion U.S. plant under construction, half-owned by compatriot Mazda Motor, originally was to produce up to 150,000 Corollas a year after it begins operation in 2021. Mazda also intends to assemble 150,000 units of a new crossover model at the Huntsville facility.

      But Americans are shifting from sedans to SUVs and other large vehicles. Light trucks, which include SUVs and pickup trucks, account for roughly 70% of new-car sales in that market. Corolla purchases during the first half dipped 5% from the year-ago period, yet unit sales of Toyota's RAV4 crossover grew 2% to an all-time high.

      Against this backdrop, Toyota decided to refocus the Huntsville facility on an SUV, whose details will be disclosed at a future date. Corollas will continue to be produced at a plant in the neighboring state of Mississippi.

    5. 07-11-2019 03:07 PM #54
      https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...alabama-plant/

      Toyota and Mazda's plans for a new factory in Alabama are coming into clearer focus. While Toyota initially planned to build Corollas at this plant, the company has changed course and now says it will build a new SUV model that's not currently part of the lineup. Mazda's plan to build a new SUV model has not changed.

      Both Toyota and Mazda representatives told C/D that the two SUVs will share components and suppliers to improve efficiencies. But, unlike Toyota and Mazda's arrangement with the Yaris, in which Mazda builds a rebadged version of the 2 subcompact for Toyota, these SUVs will be different vehicles. Mazda asserted in a statement that they will be "developed independently by each brand." We expect both of these new models to debut sometime in 2020, as production is slated to start in 2021.

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      07-11-2019 09:01 PM #55
      My guess each will build a 5 seat SUV to slot between the RAV/Highlander and CX5/CX9: Return of the Venza and CX7.

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      07-11-2019 09:11 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by what View Post
      Plenty of thought went into it. Alabama represents the land of lowest common denominator. I do not support race to the bottom jurisdictions if I can avoid it. Alabama, even if there are good people there, is such a place. It also doesn't help that half the population would rather vote for someone on a registry than registered as a (D).
      This type of **** is why people increasingly do not like Californians.

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      07-11-2019 09:47 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by 1badMKIrocco View Post


      I'm guessing you haven't spent much time outside of whatever bubble you live in.

      Having spent lots of time in Huntsville Alabama and someone who has also lived in California, I can tell you first hand that you are completely full of B.S. and yourself.

      Huntsville Alabama is WAY cleaner than LA! Huntsville also is home to Marshall Space Flight Center and where Wernher Von Braun made his home in America. Huntsville has one of the most robust economies in America even BEFORE the announcement of this auto plant.

      HSV isn't the most ideal city in the country but FFS it's a heck of a lot better than a lot of other places...

      Also to burst your bubble Alabama has 2 of the most educated cities in America
      For real. Huntsville is an awesome city. Tons of white collar, high paying jobs with all the aerospace, defense companies...along with a massive Polaris plant. Aerojet Rocketdyne and Blue Origin are placing facilities there as well.

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    9. 07-11-2019 11:59 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by ZPayne View Post
      This type of **** is why people increasingly do not like Californians.

      Liberalism is truly a disease. California is one of the most degenerate places in the nation. Their big cities are festering cesspools.

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      07-12-2019 01:11 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Mazda already used CX-8 for the LWB 7 seat version of CX-5. So can't really see them going back to CX-7 name. But there is a wide gap between CX-5 and CX-9.
      So it's looking likely now:

      Mazda, which has thus far not announced any specific model for the new Huntsville plant beyond “CUVs,” is due to assemble a new-generation CX-7 CUV off the same platform, LMC data shows.

      The new CX-7 is due to arrive in 2021 as a ’22 model. Mazda discontinued the first-generation CX-7 in 2012, replacing it with the CX-5.

      https://www.wardsauto.com/industry/t...v-cx-7-rebirth

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      07-12-2019 01:53 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by ZPayne View Post
      This type of **** is why people increasingly do not like Californians.
      The post was from a year and a half ago.

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      07-12-2019 02:00 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Unilateral Phase Detractor View Post
      So it's looking likely now:
      Our previous discussion took place before Mazda introduced CX-30. So logically, I think the new mid size CUV will be CX-70?

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      07-12-2019 07:17 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBPL8 View Post
      The post was from a year and a half ago.
      Dont mind the troll.
      Just sit back and enjoy the show.

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