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    Rumorpile: Mazda Planning A 6-Based Crossover With Coupe Styling?


    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    October 8, 2012

    A new report from Australia's Drive.com.au says Mazda is considering a crossover based on the new 6's platform.

    “I want to create a crossover model … I can do it quite easily,” said Hiroshi Kajiyama, the 6′s program manager. “It is one of the things I am looking at. If you try to fill the empty space in the portfolio then you will be followed by other manufacturers immediately.

    Kajiyama says the crossover will not fall into the traditional mold. Instead, it will follow the 'zoom-zoom' mantra of being a fine driver's car.

    “I don’t think an SUV is going to offer a ton of driving pleasure,. The good thing about [a mid-sized] car is the low centre of gravity allows you to make you really feel the driving pleasure,” said Kajiyama.

    Speculation has this new crossover design going down the four-door crossover coupe like the Acura ZDX and BMW X6.

    Kajiyama says the crossover would take precedence over a two-door 6 coupe, something we reported back in August.

    Source: Drive.com.au

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    BLAW, I do not think Mazda will have a Zoom Zoom driving machine in the CUV class. At their price point, you can only do so much. Not a fan of their current cuv's.

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    cx9 replacement or edge copy?

    Doubting CX-9 replacement.. Was just refreshed for 2013 and a new CX-9 will be on its way within a couple of years

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