Mazda6 Skyactiv-D Wagon To Outsell Ford F-150 In United States

Derek Kreindler
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mazda6 skyactiv d wagon to outsell ford f 150 in united states

Mazda has released official pictures of what will likely be the best-selling car in the United States, should it ever be sold here; the 2014 Mazda6 Wagon, which will be available with the new Skyactiv-D engine and a manual transmission.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the Mazda6 wagon equipped with the diesel engine and the three-pedal gearbox would solve the needs of all crossover, pickup truck, sports car and Volkswagen TDI buyers. Take-rate for the manual will likely be in the neighborhood of 99 percent, save for the handful of customers with medical issues affecting their left leg. Industry analysts expect this vehicle to demolish the currently healthy CUV segment should it debut in North America sometime in late 2013.

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  • Junebug Junebug on Sep 06, 2012

    I watched Jeremy Clarkson rip the BMW X3 a new asrehole and then said what I've said for years,"what's the point of these things? when a proper estate (wagan to us) can do as much and ride/drive better!

  • Icemilkcoffee Icemilkcoffee on Sep 06, 2012

    You know -such a car did existed- the Peugeot 504 station wagon. It was diesel, available with a stick-shift, and rear wheel drive. And available in brown too! It sold in droves .... in Botswana.

  • Canam23 I moved to Los Angeles in 1968 and the air was barely breathable. Thanks to the mandating of pollution controls and the work of the Air Quality Management District, it's 100% better today. When the first pollution targets were set in the 70's, Detroit moaned that it would be impossible to achieve, meanwhile the Japanese sat down and figured out how to do it. As a result of the constant strengthening of the anti pollution laws, our air is much less dangerous for our children. Furthermore, engineering has now created very clean, powerful and efficient engines. So Stellantis, I'm not buying it.
  • Random1 So several of the interboro crossings are cheap: Brooklyn bridge, Manhattan bridge, Madison Ave, Willis/3rd Ave. One or two others I think.$18 is weirdly cheap, but "early bird" all-day parking is easily under $25 at many, if not most, places. That garage is actually on 62nd St, so I might be able to still drive in post-congestion, but I can't imagine they won't jack up that rate when the time comes, they're gonna be over run.
  • FreedMike Right, the fact that Jeep sales are down this year has nothing to do with it...nope. See FlyersFan's post above for the figures. They're ugly. Now, you'd think that a fact like this might be in this story, but a headline like "Jeep announces layoffs because its' sales are down" just doesn't have enought red meat to toss out. But toss "California" into the mix and voila! Political food fight. And given the political proclivities of a large bloc of Stellantis' U.S. customers, why not blame the big bad gubmint? And by the way, if Jeep has a beef with California, what's with this ad?
  • 3SpeedAutomatic Drove a rental Renegade in Florida. Tigershark engine vibrated like crazy at stoplights. Someone had bumped the plastic cladding and parts were ready to fly off at speed. If you could pick one up on the cheap, you would give to your kid for college or trade school. Once they were earning a steady paycheck, it would be traded in a flash!!🚗🚗🚗
  • SCE to AUX I don't understand how BMW keeps this brand in business.