The future is looking exceptionally bright at Mazda. Recently, Mazda announced that it will add several new vehicles to the lineup in the years ahead, including the Mazda CX-50 being revealed in November. But with Halloween so close and conjuring up visions of creatures returning from the grave, it got us thinking: What if Mazda brought back some beloved classics.
Just in time for the spookiest month of the year, we present a short list of vehicles we think Mazda should bring back from the grave.
- Mazdaspeed 3: We’re coming up on 10 years since the last time Mazda made a Mazdaspeed 3, and we think it’s high time that it dust off the cobwebs for a comeback. The Mazdaspeed 3 has quite the reputation for good reason — it was a powerful, fun-to-drive, and assertive hatchback with loads of personality.
- Mazda RX-8: Mazda is finally bringing back the iconic rotary engine as a range extender for the upcoming Mazda MX-30 PHEV. The Wankel rotary was a staple of the Mazda lineup up through 2012 with the end of production on the Mazda RX-8. Mazda had to pull the plug on this beloved sports car due to emissions standards, so it would be quite fitting to bring it back as a sporty, powerful plug-in hybrid.
- Mazda B Series: It’s been long enough since Mazda offered a pickup truck in the United States that many may not even know that was the case. But with trucks leaning more and more into luxury, technology, and efficiency, the time seems ripe for Mazda to consider a revival.
If you’re looking to see what Mazda is offering in the present, be sure to visit Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York. And have a happy and safe Halloween!