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Mazda Kai concept (2019 Mazda3)

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the back of the hatch looks like blind spot hell
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aznblade wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 4:36 pm
the back of the hatch looks like blind spot hell
Or much like CH-R, claustrophobic back seats as you can't see out the windows.
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Xtrema wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 4:38 pm
Or much like CH-R, claustrophobic back seats as you can't see out the windows.
not sure why they design the back windows like this these days: Mazda 3, Toyota CH-R, Volvo XC40. i guess the industrial designers don't drive a car themselves.
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darXider wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 5:05 pm
not sure why they design the back windows like this these days: Mazda 3, Toyota CH-R, Volvo XC40. i guess the industrial designers don't drive a car themselves.
Or expect owner of this class doesn't carry rear passengers often. So they decide to have stand out design instead of user friendly one.
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BBZero wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 10:46 am
RIP Subaru.
While I love seeing another car manufacturer offering an awd hatchback (I think every car in the compact segment should offer awd in Canada), I don't think Subaru will be too concerned, in fact I think they will benefit from it.

The 2 cars together will show the rest of the segment that if priced right, Canadians will buy an awd compact hatchback. I'd like to see Toyota, Nissan, VW and Mitsubishi follow as they all know how to do it. The key is not pricing the awd option too high and they will sell.
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nffclsr wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 6:04 pm
While I love seeing another car manufacturer offering an awd hatchback (I think every car in the compact segment should offer awd in Canada), I don't think Subaru will be too concerned, in fact I think they will benefit from it.

The 2 cars together will show the rest of the segment that if priced right, Canadians will buy an awd compact hatchback. I'd like to see Toyota, Nissan, VW and Mitsubishi follow as they all know how to do it. The key is not pricing the awd option too high and they will sell.
Well toyota has the chr which fills the awd hatch segment and Nissan has whatever it is they call their new mini CUV, VW have their golf all track
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Gboard2 wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 7:41 pm
Well toyota has the chr which fills the awd hatch segment and Nissan has whatever it is they call their new mini CUV, VW have their golf all track
The CHR is not available in AWD.
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aznblade wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 4:36 pm
the back of the hatch looks like blind spot hell
Even if they put a window, it would still be blind spot hell.
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sandikosh wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 8:17 pm
The CHR is not available in AWD.
Did not know that..I assumed as a cuv it did
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aznblade wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 4:36 pm
the back of the hatch looks like blind spot hell
sandikosh wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 8:18 pm
Even if they put a window, it would still be blind spot hell.
It's not a big deal with BSM and 360 camera techs in today's car
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Corolla moves to multilink rear suspension and Mazda to a more reliable torsion beam.

Interesting times. Maybe it's because of the unlimited km warrany that forced this decision?
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Unfortunately probably can`t get the AWD with a manual.
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nffclsr wrote:
Nov 28th, 2018 6:04 pm
While I love seeing another car manufacturer offering an awd hatchback (I think every car in the compact segment should offer awd in Canada), I don't think Subaru will be too concerned, in fact I think they will benefit from it.

The 2 cars together will show the rest of the segment that if priced right, Canadians will buy an awd compact hatchback. I'd like to see Toyota, Nissan, VW and Mitsubishi follow as they all know how to do it. The key is not pricing the awd option too high and they will sell.
Mitsubishi has the Lancer sedan with AWD, and also made the Lancer Sportback with AWD ... that thing was hideous.

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