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Above are some real smart/accurate posts by
and more. Add to their reasons, that due to the chance in exchange rates, Mazda's net 2016 profit was down 38% from one year before (just as Toyota announced similar profit margin losses to the change in the value of the Japanese currency from 2015). Couple with this, the major, world-wide shift away from cars to crossovers/SUV's; and Mazda being a much smaller company than many it competes with; and, finally because they are so busy bringing out other new/improved lines (CX-5, MX-5 collapsible hardtop), there just is no money, no time, no staff and no financial case to bring out a Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed during this gen of the Mazda 3.
It is not that they do not want to, its just that all those reasons make it not possible to do so.
Jan. 25th ordered Mazda 3 GT hatch; Feb. 3rd allocation awarded; Feb. 8th official options/color confirmed; Feb. 27th assembly completed; April 2nd left Japan on transport ship; April 17th arrived at Port of Tacoma; April 26th arrived at dealer. HOORAY!
Below picture thanks and credit to Skagerstrom, for that is his beauty below, the inspiration for what our car will look like.
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