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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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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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