Replacements for existing models and an all-new SUV will lead Mazda's revival over the next three years
25 November 2013

Mazda will launch five next-generation models within three years according to the firm's UK boss.

The Japanese marque will look to continue its current product offensive in an effort to aimed at "rebooting" the brand, said UK managing director Jeremy Thompson.

Those models are likely to include the new Mazda 2, due in 2014, and the new MX-5 sports car one year later. Both cars are currently in development, and the MX-5 has already been spotted testing alongside its Alfa Romeo sister car.

Replacements for the Mazda 5 MPV and CX-5 compact SUV are also expected to be in production by 2016, alongside an all-new 4x4. The new SUV lineup was confirmed by Mazda president Takashi Yamanouchi at the Frankfurt motor show earlier this year.

"Over the next 18 months to two years we will continue our very strong product-led growth," said Thomson "We’re predicting good times ahead while the rest of the industry is predicted to be relatively flat."

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25 November 2013
Go Mazda! Good to see a small company with a positive outlook and new models coming. Perhaps another MX5 in the house would not be a bad thing!

25 November 2013
The Mazda 6 is stunning, hope they keep the momentum up!

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25 November 2013
Mazda seem to be on a roll, with the Mazda 3 a very nice alternative to a Golf / Focus. The 5 was the same versus CMax and Touran (although I always felt there was not much traction from the front wheels), and the CX-5 is considered best-in-class. So looking forward to a new 5 MPV, CX-3, 2 supermini and of course MX-5 right-priced sports cars!

25 November 2013
Please Mazda give the next 2 more adjustment at the wheel. I've always liked them but the lack of legroom for the driver means I've never got any further than looking at them. Its sister car, the Fiesta has loads of adjustment, so its a real shame.

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