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News Next-Generation Mazda CX-5 To Go Upscale

Next-Generation Mazda CX-5 To Go Upscale

Mazda will broaden its premium product plans with a bigger and more premium Mazda CX-5


  • Mazda is pushing their premium agenda on the future CX-5.

  • It will share the next-gen Mazda6’s platform and powertrain.

  • It is expected to arrive in 2023.


It could be argued that Mazda took an upscale turn when they launched the first generation CX-5 for the 2013 model year. More recently, Mazda has dialed up its premium approach to building cars with the current CX-9, new Mazda3, and CX-30. In the not too distant future, the next Mazda6 and CX-5 will demonstrate how serious Mazda is.

Mazda’s goal appears to be to rival the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3 with a new large compact luxury SUV that will likely be called CX-50, if we follow the brand’s current naming trend. The new CX-5 (CX-50) will be built on the upcoming all-new Mazda6 which we know is expected for 2022.

2021 Mazda CX-5 | Photo: Mazda

The new sedan will be built on a new platform and will be powered by a new inline-6 cylinder engine which will be available in gasoline, diesel, and Skyactiv-X forms. According to CarBuzz, the CX-50 will rely on this same engine and platform as well as an AWD configuration. The new CX-50 will be longer than the current one meaning it should be more spacious.

The next Mazda CX-5 will undoubtedly look dashing as well. The Mazda6 will be inspired by the Mazda Vision Coupe concept, which previews the next-generation of Mazda’s Kodo design language.

Mazda Vision Coupe
Mazda Vision Coupe | Photo: Mazda

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