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The Japanese automaker has a new longitudinal architecture supporting an inline-six engine, and it could be used on a new crossover to replace the CX-5.

Mazda announced plans for a new longitudinal architecture in 2019 that will support an inline-six engine and rear-wheel drive in a push to make the Japanese automaker more of a premium brand. Recent reports from Australia stated that Mazda confirmed that the next-generation CX-5 crossover would get this platform with a six-cylinder engine, but Mazda told Car and Driver that’s not the case. 

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