I assume their research pointed them that direction and sales number must have shown that they're selling significantly more higher trim manual HB models than others, and seeing how the small segment is shrinking fast, I'm not surprised that the manual is slowly going away. They're still too small of a company to offer more it seems.You need to spend $27.5K to get the MT as a no charge option (same price as Auto). I guess Mazda US will soon no longer offer a MT.
I believe only the base trim will skip AA/AC.Carplay/Auto only on higher trims??
Newest Ford Focus has both IRS and solid rear. I most markets only ST gets the IRS, as well as wagon versions of the car. Can you imagine if Mazda put an IRS in the Hatch only?welp looks like ill be holding onto my 2012 6 speed 2.5 sedan, drop it an inch and call it a day. IRS is important, but we shall see once someone actually does a review on how it drives, might be a great handling car...but just KNOWING the SRS is back there would irk the shit out of me lol
They said that they had mostly sedans and one hatch. I think certain groups hogged the hatch!Anyone else notice that reviewers got different cars depending on their market. As if no one in the US would notice the Aussies have a hatch with a stick? Good call Mazda.