New Alfa Romeo Spider will be based on next MX-5, made by MAZDA.
Mazda announced on May 23, 2012 that we are discussing the business tie-up of 2 seater convertible production with Fiat. The target vehicle type is a convertible by which Fiat is planning sale by the Alfa Romeo brand. If a tie-up is materialized, Mazda will produce the next Spider.
The development of next Alfa Romeo Spider is performed based on next MX-5 of Mazda. Probably basic structures, such as a chassis, will be similar. However, it is not a mere badge engineering. Spider and MX-5 are clearly differentiated about an engine and an exterior design.
Production of the next Spider is scheduled to be started at the Hiroshima head office factory of Mazda in 2015. I expect the improvement in reliability of the Alfa Romeo vehicle.
First of all, new MX-5 will be released.
A photograph is current MX-5.
The next MX-5 used as the base of the new Spider will be released in autumn of 2013 or beginning of 2014 .We may meet NEW MX-5 at Tokyo Motor Show 2013.
MAZDA3 Hybrid will be put on the market in the autumn of 2013.
Mazda is developing MAZDA3 Hybrid by the hybrid technology which Toyota supplies. The vehicle will be released in the autumn of 2013.Moreover, the full model change is also planned simultaneously. New Mazda 3 will be a world premiere by the Frankfurt auto show in September, 2013, or Tokyo Motor Show in November.
The hybrid engine installed in MAZDA3 is an original system of Mazda, although the technology of Toyota is included. SKYACTIV G of Mazda is a low fuel consumption Atkinson cycle 1.5L engine. The hybrid system by the combination of the engine and electric motor is installed in MAZDA3.
MAZDA3 will be the arrangement which thought the driving performance as important. Therefore, it will be less than fuel consumption performance from the level of the Toyota hybrid car.
Is new MAZDA3 in 2013 a full model change or a minor change?
（A photograph is the current model, 2nd generation MAZDA3. ）
Since current model MAZDA3 was the debut in 2009, if it is change in 2013, it is an idea with a minor change including face change appropriate in timing. However, this may be a full model change.
Mazda calls the low-fuel-consumption technology of its company SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, and is doing installation in the prime vehicle. SKYACTIV MAZDA3 which installed the 2.0L fuel-efficient engine of the Atkinson cycle in 2011 last year is released. However, 4-2-1 Exhaust Pipe was not installed. Since all SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is not installed, it means that the system is not perfect. The installation of 4-2-1 Exhaust Pipe urges to newly redevelop the whole body.
The change in 2013 may be a full model change.
A diesel engine is installed in New Mazda6.
In Mazda Booth of Tokyo Motor Show 2011, “SHINARI” and “TAKERI” were exhibited. The shape of these concept models is used for next Mazda6. The production model of Mazda6 will be a world premiere in Paris Motor Show 2012.
Photos are the concept model “SHINARI” which embodied the next-generation design theme “KODO (Soul of Motion)” .
In next Mazda6, the diesel engine & the energy regeneration system will be installed.
CX-5 of the diesel engine type released in March, 2012. It is a good sale in Mazda. The diesel engine will be installed also in next Mazda6. The 2.2L diesel engine called “SKYACTIV D” attained the compression ratio lower than the conventional general diesel engine. And it became higher combustor efficiency. It has attained the diesel engine emission control of Euro 6, without using a big-ticket emission gas post-processing system.
SKYACTIV D is a fuel-efficient and budget prices diesel engine. It will be installed also in next Mazda6 following CX-5.
A photograph is SKYACTIV D of a diesel engine. In addition, a gasoline engine vehicle will also be released.
The slowdown energy regeneration system called i-ELOOP will be installed in next Mazda6. This is the first trial in Mazda.
Since next Mazda6 is not a hybrid car, it cannot change the accumulated electric power into torque using an electric motor. However, since the electric power accumulated efficiently can stop power generation of alternator at the time of acceleration and can make the engine stop time by idling stop extend, energy efficiency improves. About 10% of the improvement in fuel consumption of next Mazda6 by adopting the i-ELOOP is expected.
The slowdown energy regeneration system was adopted by the hybrid car until now in many cases. From now on, variable voltage alternator and a capacitor are usually installed also in a traditional engine car, and energy efficiency will be raised.
Photographs are next-generation 4 door concept car “TAKERI”.
The new Mazda6 goes on sale in early 2013.
Mazda will have CX-3 and CX-5 as two compact SUVs.
Mazda has released CX-5 of new style SUV of 2.0L in February, 2012.
A photograph is new CX-5.
CX-5 with diesel engine is a value price of 2,580,000 yen. The new style clean diesel engine of Mazda named SKYACTIV D is popular.
The talk of a Mazda executive showed the development of CX-3 smaller than CX-5.A possibility that CX-3 will be put on the market is very high.
The platform of CX-3 is as common as new Mazda2.
Next Mazda2 will be released in 2014. The platform of CX-3 will be as common as next Mazda2.
The main target of CX-3 is developing countries which are East Europe, South America, and India. The SUV lineup of Mazda will be four vehicle types which are CX-5, CX-7,CX-9, and CX-3.
The rival vehicles of CX-3 are Nissan Juke, Ford Ecosport and Opel Mokka.
The car’s name of CX-3 is anticipation from the naming style of Mazda, and may be named CX-2 or CX-4.