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NewsThe Next Generation of the Mazda CX-5 will Have a Hybrid Powertrain

The Next Generation of the Mazda CX-5 will Have a Hybrid Powertrain

The Mazda CX-5 and CX-50 will soon receive hybrid models on various world markets.

  • The company says this powertrain has been developed in-house.

  • The CX-50 will also offer hybrid versions in many world markets later this year.

  • Mazda says dedicated electric models will be added between 2027 and 2030.

In a recent financial document, Mazda confirmed that the next generation of the CX-5, its most popular model in North America, will receive a new hybrid powertrain.

The company has yet to announce whether this system will be of the traditional “self-contained” kind, or the more advanced plug-in variety.

What we do know is that Mazda will develop it in house rather than buy a system from another manufacturer.

This is somewhat surprising given that Mazda is working closely with Toyota, which is one of the leaders in terms of hybrid powertrains.

Furthermore, the Mazda CX-50 is already offered with the same hybrid powertrain as the Toyota RAV4 on the Chinese market.

Speaking of which, the same document has revealed that the availability of this hybrid version of the CX-50 will be expanded to other world markets by the end of the year.

We don’t know yet if this model will make it to North America given that models sold in Canada and the United States are manufactured in Alabama.

In keeping with this electrification effort, Mazda says to expect its first electric vehicle built on a dedicated EV platform in 2027.

While this is much later than many other automakers, the company intends to quickly launch other models in order to offer a full electric lineup by 2030.

More details about the next CX-5 should be available in the coming months, and it will be interesting to see what impact the addition of hybrid models will have on its popularity.

Source: Motor1.com

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