Mazda Announces 5 New SUVs, 3 Headed to Canada
Mazda has quite a surprise today for the SUV- and crossover-obsessed: between 2022 and 2023 the company will launch five new models including the Mazda CX-50, CX-60, CX-70, CX-80 and CX-90.
“We aim to offer customers a diverse choice of SUVs able to provide both the driving pleasure and the latest environmental performance to meet demands in the continuously growing global SUV segment,” Mazda said.
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In November, Mazda will reveal the CX-50, which will become the next addition to the lineup. Built at the new Mazda-Toyota joint venture factory in Huntsville, Alabama starting in January 2022, this model will share its platform with the Mazda3 and CX-30. It will be sold alongside the popular CX-5, offering a wider stance, roomier interior and more robust AWD system, the automaker hinted.
The CX-5, by the way, will see its design evolve and its model lineup enhanced “through continuous product improvement” including the “latest safety technologies and connectivity features,” according to a press release.
After the CX-50, Mazda will introduce two midsize SUVs for the Canadian and U.S. markets based on its all-new large-vehicle platform: the three-row CX-90 followed by the two-row CX-70. They will be available with Mazda's new longitudinal architecture and turbocharged straight-six gasoline engine as well as a plug-in hybrid powertrain. That sure sounds exciting.
In the case of the CX-90, the model will replace the current-generation CX-9.
Over in Europe and Japan, customers will have the new two-row Mazda CX-60 and three-row CX-80 to choose from. These models will primarily feature a plug-in hybrid system combining an inline-four gasoline engine with an electric motor. The new-generation straight-six Skyactiv-X gasoline engine and Skyactiv-D diesel engine will also be introduced in combination with a 48V mild hybrid system.
Don’t expect them to land on this side of the Atlantic. However, if you’ve read our first impressions of the new, all-electric Mazda MX-30, you know that a range-extending variant equipped with a rotary engine/generator will be added sometime in the first half of 2022.
In the longer term, Mazda will launch a new product line that uses an EV-dedicated platform from around 2025. The goal is to complete the electrification of all the models it produces by 2030.