Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 Could Be Called The CX-50
Last July, Mazda embarked on a patent frenzy, filing like crazy in the United States and Europe a multitude of nicknames. At the time, we weren’t sure what to make of Mazda’s move, even though it happened after the company revealed the CX-30 crossover. Now a new report from Spyder7 (translated) says that one of those patent filings, for the CX-50, could become the successor to the CX-5 which could arrive in a few years.
The post suggests that the CX-50 will upgrade to Mazda’s new rear-wheel drive platform, which will also support the upcoming redesigned Mazda6 sedan. This means that the crossover could receive the automaker’s multitude of new inline and hybrid powertrains. Higher versions would get the six in-line 3.0 and 3.3 liter mills. The bigger one is a diesel, while there will be two smaller 2.5-liter powertrains. One will be a hybrid. A 2.2-liter inline-four diesel engine will also be available.
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Spyder7 says the crossover design will change, with Mazda following other automakers in making the crossover look like a coupe with angled A and C pillars. However, the CX-50 will continue Mazda’s Kodo design language up front with the expansive grille and slim headlights, though the post expects changes like a bold diffuser. It could borrow the sleek design of the CX-30.
Mazda always seems to have several rumors ricocheting the internet at some point. Hope for the press’s return has been on life for years, though Mazda’s tidbits of information have kept fans loyal. We are still waiting for more details on the new Mazda6. Then we have to deal with reports that Mazda will not launch any products until March 2022, which makes us wonder when we will see the sedan and the alleged successor to the CX-5. Without surprise, Spyder7 says it could happen in 2022, although he also mentions a 2021 reveal.