Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
October 4, 2013
A new report from Edmunds says Mazda's middle and senior-ranking engineers are pushing for the revival of rear-wheel drive models for the brand. The reasoning for this is that is would let the brand become more in line with the MX-5 and RX coupes and provide an edge for the automaker.
However, Mazda's top management is resistant to the idea since the cost of developing new platforms is too high and their current crop of new vehicles is doing very well.
Edmunds does float out the idea of Mazda extending their partnership with Alfa Romeo. The two are currently working on a roadster that will spawn the next Alfa Spyder and MX-5. Alfa has also been rumored to be working on new rear-drive sedans. Perhaps something could happen here... Perhaps.