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For sure no
Until now all my source info is correct and that's no difference

It's FR period!


Powertrain: I6 engine (Gasoline/Diesel/X)/ AWD” While it was expected that a petrol and diesel engine would be spun from the new inline six engine range, some speculation remained as to the role SkyActiv-X spark-controlled compression ignition would play, we now know both regular petrol and SPCCI versions will be made available. At no point does Mazda reference rear-wheel drive, suggesting the new Large range may be all-wheel drive only.
 

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Can't wait for these performance hybrids to come. Hopefully there is more to Direct4, even a mechanical clutch for torque vectoring if dual motors in the rear don't make sense.

These allow me (I keep cars for a long time) to postpone going full BEV when there is little to no talk about post-warranty battery refurbishment support and cost. I don't even mind if manufacturers don't offer new battery packs and wait weeks to get the repair work done but at least offer guaranteed refurbishment for first owners for a reasonable price.

They offer that to ICEV engines and HEV engines and batteries.
 
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Well, not with the New N platform at least.
Ah yes. Got it lol. Would be sweet and has the engine been green lit? I want more F cars but not because I want it but to make Lexus stand out.

My family has always been Toyota enthusiasts but I get tired of enthusiasts who think it's a boring car. We're in the market for a hybrid and preferably Lexus.
 

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The rumored IS-F a long while ago is supposedly the IS500 that was revealed couple days ago. Unless the next gen IS (2023?) lives on and they are developing a TTV8 along side, I just don't see there to be another IS-F this time around, especially it is pretty obvious that the new parts can't fit into the old platform.
1UR on TNGA (O)
TTV6 / TTV8 / 10AT on New N (X)
 

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Carmaker says the RWD platform was in the plans before the RX9 and 2 and 4 door concepts were revealed. In fact is well known that Mazda and Alfa Romeo wanted the current gen Mazda 6 and the Alfa 159 to be RWD. The Mazda 6 concept was clearly RWD, and when I was at Geneva, they clarified they wanted but could not, it would remain FWD. Only later did Alfa skunk work a new RWD plaform, a very good one, strong light and efficient that is the base for all RWD based Stelantis cars, except Ferrari.

Carmaker says he does not know the decision on next gen IS. But the Mazda platform is RWD. The Mazda cars will just have AWD standard.

Maybe mechanical AWD, maybe electric AWD with electric motor on front axle, but in any case standard AWD based on RWD platform (as BMW and Mercedes).
 

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Carmaker says he does not know the decision on next gen IS. But the Mazda platform is RWD. The Mazda cars will just have AWD standard.

Miss carmaker...
 

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It's really not the topic of this thread, but what sense would it make to create a dedicated RWD chassis... but make it AWD only... when you can accomplish AWD much cheaper by just basing it on a FWD-based system? Especially with modern electronics that can direct torque split to make it behave more like RWD?

Makes no sense.
 

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It's really not the topic of this thread, but what sense would it make to create a dedicated RWD chassis... but make it AWD only... when you can accomplish AWD much cheaper by just basing it on a FWD-based system? Especially with modern electronics that can direct torque split to make it behave more like RWD?

Makes no sense.
proportions?

do Porsche and Bentley have RWD variants? yet they got new RWD platform for AWD cars.
 

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proportions?

For a company like Mazda, they really don't have the $$ to develop a brand new RWD platform, but make it AWD-only, for the sake of proportions... for what, two cars? 6 and CX-9? Maybe a new midsize CUV? I just can't see this happening, especially when Mazda's own release talks about AWD. It makes no sense.
 

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For a company like Mazda, they really don't have the $$ to develop a brand new RWD platform, but make it AWD-only, for the sake of proportions... for what, two cars? 6 and CX-9? Maybe a new midsize CUV? I just can't see this happening, especially when Mazda's own release talks about AWD. It makes no sense.
what makes sense killed Infiniti. so I do not know. we'll see.
 

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It's really not the topic of this thread, but what sense would it make to create a dedicated RWD chassis... but make it AWD only... when you can accomplish AWD much cheaper by just basing it on a FWD-based system? Especially with modern electronics that can direct torque split to make it behave more like RWD?

Makes no sense.
Mazda's decisions have been questionable since mid 2010s... 2020s might be a lost decade to them. But luckily they now have money from Toyota to stay alive at least.
 

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one thing for sure now with the reveal of the IS500 is that Lexus and Toyota have not given up on performance cars. Toyota might help Mazda and Subaru to get "status" and help establish the Japanese car industry. having other competitive Japanese brands will help Toyota. Nissan is weak (Infiniti is dead), Honda is weak (Acura on life support), Mitsubishi is marginal, Suzuki is insignificant.

German car industry would not be as strong if they were not competitive among themselves. To be strong you need internal (national) competition, otherwise you end up with brands like Alfa Romeo and Jaguar that will remain as "wannabe German".

what the Germans do now is what the Japanese did in the 90s. they were very successful and managed to ride that wave for 20 years. but that wave paased and we see the results (Nissan/Infiniti,...). They need a new wave and I see they a going to ride it.
 
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