This drive event was for the local dealers. Mazda will be doing this throughout the US over the next couple of weeks. I believe the journalists test drives are still planned for later this month.Interesting, thanks for posting. I thought the first drive event with all the journalists will be towards the end of March. Curious if this is an actual drive event or just the first batches of cars coming from Japan. If it is a drive event, curious how long the driving impressions embargo will last.
Yes, that is the turbo to the left of the engine. With the 2.5l the turbo was behind the engine which pushed it further into the engine bay.Is that the turbo to the left in that picture? The shiny silver thing?
Also, the engine looks like it sits far back into the car a bit.
Thanks for posting.
I see on the ride and drive event videos/pictures that this is indeed a trailer brake controller
The interior looks orange in that lighting! Love the dark chrome and dark wood on the interior.The dealer First Drive Events are stilling occurring across the US. In this video (2:00 min mark) they showed the inline-6 badge blacked out on the lower trims, something I may have missed on previous videos.
Also, I didn't know about the non-chrome inline6 badge on the detuned versions either! I wish they would get rid of it altogether, can't say I like either of those badges at all. It looks cheap, and doesn't align with the upmarket they are going for, in my opinion.