Mazda boss confirms the CX-5 SUV will be joined by two other models by 2016

Mazda will have a new full-sized SUV and a B-segment 4x4 in its product line-up by 2016.

That’s according to Mazda president Takashi Yamanouchi, who chose the Frankfurt motor show to confirm to Autocar the specifics of two models in a series of eight that began last year with the CX-5.

Following the CX-5, last year’s Mazda 6 saloon and the new Mazda 3 hatchback, the B- segment and D-segment SUVs are expected to be key members of the new model generation, alongside the 2014 Mazda 2 supermini, the 2015 MX-5 sports car and a replacement for the Mazda 5 MPV.

Only the smallest of that trio of 4x4s represents a genuinely new car for Mazda, however – and according to Autocar’s sources, it won’t look much like bigger-brother CX-5. “The CX-5 was the last model designed under Laurens van den Acker,” a company spokesperson said. “Much of its detailing is still current in thematic terms, but you can expect the smaller crossover to be prettier and more expressive, in line with our ‘Kodo’ design language.”

Click here for more Frankfurt motor show news.

Join the debate

Comments
3

11 September 2013
Autocar wrote:

"...you can expect the smaller crossover to be prettier and more expressive, in line with our ‘Kodo’ design language.”

This isn't the same 'language' used for the Mazda5 is it?! That's horrible and totally at odds with the pretty new 6.


11 September 2013

Kodo is the design "language" seen on the post CX-5 models, the Mazda5 uses the previous Nagare "language"

11 September 2013
bomb wrote:
Autocar wrote:

"...you can expect the smaller crossover to be prettier and more expressive, in line with our ‘Kodo’ design language.”

This isn't the same 'language' used for the Mazda5 is it?! That's horrible and totally at odds with the pretty new 6.

SORRY. TRY NAGARE!

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • The Kia Venga 1.4 CRDi SR7 costs from £14,895
    First Drive
    1 April 2015
    Looking for a practical, no-nonsense car for ferrying the family about? This facelifted Kia Venga could be an option, but is it better than its rivals?
  • First Drive
    1 April 2015
    The Mirai is Toyota's first stab at a UK production hydrogen fuel cell-powered car. What's it like to drive and does it make sense?
  • First Drive
    27 March 2015
    Lavishly-equipped, rugged-looking Peugeot 508 estate is a pleasant drive, but there are many more recommendable alternatives
  • 308 GT 1.6-litre petrol is priced from £24,095
    First Drive
    27 March 2015
    Peugeot's given the 308 the engine from the 208 GTi 30th and some chassis upgrades; we find out if the changes bring a bit of old-school Peugeot hot-hatch magic to this likeable family hatch.
  • Car review
    26 March 2015
    Does Suzuki's new city runabout have what it takes to succeed?