We love Mazdaspeed vehicles: Mazda was the “Zoom-Zoom” brand of the world for a long time. However, the Japanese automaker has charted a different course over the past few years, and Mazdaspeed will not be aboard for the ride.
According to comments from a Mazda spokesperson made during a question and answer session with media, the automaker is ready to leave Mazdaspeed in the past. While the door isn’t completely shut on bringing the performance cars back in the mix, it certainly sounds like they’re never coming back. , Mazdaspeed6 and Mazdaspeed Miaata owners, pour one out, and perhaps keep your future classics.
That doesn’t mean Mazda vehicles will turn floaty and start driving in an uninspired way. Quite the contrary. The company still plans to keep a heavy focus on driving dynamics, and the latestand make good on those promises. We’ll soon know if the carries that torch, which you could consider as the spiritual successor to the Mazdaspeed3.
While the news is sort of a bummer, Mazda’s future still looks bright. There’s evidence pointing to a new, rear-wheel drive luxury sedan with an inline-six engine coming. If Mazda wants to shoot for premium cars, that’s certainly one way to do it. We’ve also seen a very interesting patent application in Japan detailing a sports cars in general. In all, I’ll still say in Mazda we trust as a guiding light for good drivers cars.that seems perfect for a new halo sports car, maybe like an . Mazda mentioned Mazdaspeed was out, now