Το ξέραμε ότι θα συμβεί αλλά είναι πλέον επίσημο. Ήσυχα και αναμενόμενα, η Mazda αποφάσισε να τερματίσει το minivan Mazda5. Προς το παρόν, τα νέα αφορούν στην αγορά των Η.Π.Α. αλλά δεν πιστεύω ότι θα αργήσει μία πιο “παγκόσμια” ανακοίνωση. Αν και κρίνοντας από τον τρόπο που το ανακοίνωσε εκεί, δεν ξέρω αν θα ασχοληθεί η Ιαπωνική εταιρία:
Δεν υπάρχουν πλάνα για την αντικατάσταση του Mazda5 στις Η.Π.Α. πέραν του MY2015.
Αυτή ήταν η ανακοίνωση σε ένα αρκετά μεγάλο δελτίο τύπου που εξηγεί την γκάμα της Mazda για το 2016. Το Mazda5 δεν ήταν κακό αυτοκίνητο αλλά ποτέ δεν είχε ιδιαίτερα υψηλές πωλήσεις σε μία κατηγορία που ούτως ή άλλως δεν είναι τόσο δημοφιλής.
2016 MAZDA LINEUP: WHAT’S NEW
Having launched two refreshed and two all-new models for the 2016 model year, Mazda North American Operations is keeping busy with broadening its award-winning lineup of cars and crossovers. For the 2016 model year, Mazda is keen to maintain its leadership in providing unmatched KODO—Soul of Motion design and excellent driving dynamics and democratizing advanced safety technologies like Mazda Radar Cruise Control and Smart Brake Support into even its smallest, most affordable vehicles.
Mazda6 and CX-5 return for 2016 with new styling elements, interior amenities and refinement. Mazda CX-3 enters the North American market in a new, hot segment, and MX-5 Miata continues its mission to provide unadulterated driving thrills to the masses. Last but not least, Mazda3 has been repackaged for 2016. Below is a list of what’s new and different with Mazda’s 2016 lineup.
MSRP starting from $17,845
Mazda3i SV discontinued Rearview camera standard on all Mazda3 models Mazda3s Touring four- and five-door models with six-speed manual transmission discontinued Auto-dimming interior mirror standard on Mazda3i Grand Touring four- and five-door models Auto-dimming interior mirror standard on Mazda3s Touring four- and five-door models New equipment packages:
Mazda3 Sport Preferred Equipment Package:
Alloy wheels Heated body-color dual power door mirrors with integrated turn signal lamps Rear seat armrest with cupholders Auto on/off headlights Rain-sensing windshield wipers Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert Mazda3 Touring Popular Equipment Package:
Auto-dimming interior mirror Dual-zone (driver and front passenger) automatic climate control system BOSE® nine-speaker surround sound system with Centerpoint® 2 and AutoPilot® 2 SiriusXM satellite radio with four-month subscription CD player Shark fin antenna Auto on/off headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers standard on all Mazda3 Touring and Grand Touring four- and five-door models Added as standard equipment on Mazda3i Touring four- and five-door models:
Power moonroof with one-touch open Illuminated vanity mirrors (driver and passenger) Overhead console with sunglasses holder Mazda5
There are no plans at this time to bring a replacement Mazda5 to the U.S. market beyond the 2015 model year.
MSRP starting from $21,495
All models receive:
Electronic parking brake Upgraded center console, dash and armrest design Sonic Silver Metallic and Titanium Flash Metallic replace Liquid Silver Metallic Mazda6 Sport:
Standard Bluetooth wireless audio and phone pairing to manual model (standard on 2015 Mazda6 Sport automatic) Mazda6 Sport and Touring add standard-equipment:
Seven-inch full-color touchscreen display with multifunction commander control with MAZDA CONNECTTM infotainment system that replaces 5.8-inch display (Sport six-speed manual model does not receive MAZDA CONNECTTM system) Sport mode button (automatic transmission only) Manual passenger seat lifter Mazda6 Grand Touring:
Parchment leather replaces Almond leather New gauges design Seven-inch MAZDA CONNECTTM display replaces 5.8-inch unit Active driving display head-up unit LED interior lamps replace halogen units Sport mode button Power passenger seat lifter LED fog lamps replaces halogen fog lamps New front bumper and grille design New LED combination tail lights New LED lighting signature grille Touring Technology Package (requires BOSE®/moonroof/satellite radio package and automatic transmission):
New front bumper and grille design New LED combination tail lights LED headlights replace halogen headlights New Adaptive Front-lighting system (AFS) New heated front seats Navigation becomes dealer-installed option Grand Touring Technology Package: New Smart Brake Support (SBS) with Collision Warning Mazda MX-5 Miata
MSRP starting from $24,915
All-new for 2016, Mazda MX-5 sheds approximately 150 pounds compared to the previous model, using Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology. The 2016 MX-5 comes powered exclusively by a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G engine in North America, which produces 155 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 148 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 RPM. New features include:
Smart Keyless Access (standard with automatic transmission; available with manual transmission) No longer has Bilstein suspension package available a la carte MX-5 Sport:
Standard six-speed manual transmission (replaces standard five-speed manual in MX-5 Sport) Bluetooth wireless phone and audio pairing Cloth Top (previously vinyl standard) Standard LED headlamps and tail lights (bulb turn signals) Power door locks with speed sensors Trip computer USB audio input port Leather shift knob Single CD player Cruise control (automatic transmission) MX-5 Club:
MAZDA CONNECTTM Infotainment System with seven-inch full-color touchscreen display Multi-Function Commander Control HD Radio Two USB audio input ports BOSE® nine-speaker audio system SiriusXM satellite radio MX-5 Club is the only trim level to receive a Bilstein sport suspension, front lip and rear deck spoilers and, when equipped with a manual transmission, limited-slip rear differential and shock tower braces MX-5 Club Brembo/BBS Package
Rear bumper and side sill extensions Forged lightweight BBS 17-inch wheels Brembo front calipers and rotors Red-painted brake calipers at all four wheels MX-5 Grand Touring:
MAZDA CONNECTTM Infotainment System with seven-inch full-color touchscreen display Navigation Multi-Function Commander Control HD Radio Two USB audio input ports BOSE® nine-speaker audio system SiriusXM satellite radio Blind spot monitoring Rear cross traffic alert Adaptive Front-lighting system (AFS) Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Automatic headlamps with high beam control Rain-sensing wipers Mazda CX-3
MSRP starting from $19,960
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is an all-new vehicle for Mazda and enters the quickly burgeoning subcompact CUV segment. CX-3 comes standard in North America with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G engine, which produces 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired exclusively with a six-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission and is available in front-wheel or predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive. Trim levels include Sport, Touring and Grand Touring.
An available tri-tone cabin with leather and Lux Suede seating surfaces Available adaptive LED headlights, LED tail lights, Mazda Radar Cruise Control and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring Sixteen-inch or available 18-inch alloy wheels Class-leading EPA-rated fuel economy of 29 mpg city/35 mpg highway/31 mpg combined (FWD); 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway/29 mpg combined (i-ACTIV AWD) Mazda CX-5
MSRP starting from $21,795
SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter engine replaces 2.0-liter engine on front-wheel-drive models equipped with an automatic transmission. The 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter is only available with the six-speed manual transmission on CX-5 Sport models Sport mode button added to all automatic-equipped CX-5s Sonic Silver Metallic paint replaces Liquid Silver Metallic; Titanium Flash Mica added Changes for all models: New grille and fog light surrounds Electronic parking brake replaces hand brake Upgraded center console, dashboard and armrest design CX-5 Sport:
Standard Bluetooth hands-free phone pairing and audio streaming (automatic model) New cloth seat design CX-5 Sport Rear Camera Package: Rearview camera Seven-inch full-color touchscreen display with multifunction commander control MAZDA CONNECTTM infotainment system HD radio CX-5 Touring:
Multifunction commander control Seven-inch full-color touchscreen display with multifunction commander control (replaces 5.8-inch screen) MAZDA CONNECTTM infotainment system Manual passenger seat lifter New cloth seat design CX-5 Touring Technology Package (requires Moonroof/BOSE® Package):
LED headlights (replaces bi-xenon headlights from 2015 model) LED daytime running lamps (replace standard halogen units) LED signature daytime running lights (replace standard halogen units) LED rear combination tail lights CX-5 Grand Touring:
Multifunction commander control Seven-inch full-color touchscreen display with multifunction commander control (replaces 5.8-inch screen) MAZDA CONNECTTM infotainment system New 19-inch wheel design Parchment leather replaces Almond leather GT Technology Package:
LED headlights (replaces bi-xenon headlights from 2015 model) LED daytime running lamps (replace standard halogen units) LED signature daytime running lights (replace standard halogen units) LED rear combination tail lights ACTIVSENSE Package (New package; requires GT Technology Package) Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) with Close Proximity Warning Smart Brake Support (SBS) with Collision Warning Lane Departure Warning (LDW) High Beam Control (HBC) Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.