Mazda is in an era of renewal with the cancellation of the Mazda6 sedan and the launch of new models. After launching the Mazda MX-30 electric vehicle, the Hiroshima manufacturer is preparing to offer three new SUVs to the North American market. The first of these three models is the Mazda CX-50 and its unveiling will be on November 15.
Mazda made the announcement yesterday by posting a short 15-second video on social media in both the United States and Canada. In the video, the vehicle can be vaguely seen moving through a forest with a kayak on the roof.
Although the image does not show the entire vehicle, it looks like it is slightly longer than a current Mazda CX-5. This impression is confirmed by the length of the hood, which echoes the new generation CX-30 and Mazda3, two vehicles with which the CX-50 will share its platform. Judging by the environment in which the vehicle is moving and the message accompanying the video, the CX-50 will emphasize outdoor trips. “There are always new grounds. The adventure begins on November 15 ”can be read under the video.
No details of the mechanics used have been disclosed so far. Considering the fact that it shares its platform with the CX-30 and Mazda3, it’s a safe bet that it will require the services of the 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, good for a power of 250 horsepower and a torque of 320 lb-ft with gasoline higher than 93 octane. It now remains to be seen whether the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine for a possible base version and whether a more modern transmission than the The six-speed automatic currently offered with this engine will be available.
The Mazda CX-50 will be assembled at the Toyota and Mazda joint plant in Huntsville, Alabama, starting in January 2022. The first units are expected to arrive in Canada shortly thereafter.