Mazda US Showrooms Offer CX-5, 50, 70 and 90
The CX-5, Mazda’s most successful vehicle, shifted 365,135 units in the last year. It was thought to be on its way out due to the advent of some recent novelties in the market. Nevertheless, it appears that the CX-5 will be granted an extension, in the form of a third generation.
It has yet to be determined precisely when it will be on the market, however Mazda has revealed a new iteration of the CX-5 plus the CX-50 and CX-90 SUV’s are expected to be in dealerships. The next version of the CX-5 is expected to retain features that resemble the ongoing model, comprising notably of a four-cylinder motor, front wheel propulsion with the capability for all-wheel drive as an option.
It is highly probable that the upcoming Mazda CX-5 will be outfitted with a hybrid powertrain, akin to those found in the Toyota RAV4 or possibly the Corolla Cross. Toyota owns a 5% stake in Mazda, and both firms have worked together on different vehicles, this includes the Japan-market exclusive Mazda 3 hybrid. Furthermore, in the USA, both the Corolla Cross and Mazda CX-50 are crafted at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing facility located in Huntsville, Alabama.
Previously, Mazda divulged intentions to manufacture three battery-powered vehicles, five plug-in hybrids, and five conventional hybrids before the end of 2025. Nevertheless, it has not revealed which models will comprise these powertrains. Moreover, there are rumors of a few rotary engine hybrids in the pipeline. Mazda has hinted that they may offer an electric CX-30 model in the US and filed patents for a sportscar with a rotary PHEV.
Contrary to specific cars of the past that boasted rotary-engined power, the new Mazda CX-30 won’t be harnessing an internal combustion engine for its wheels. Instead, it will employ a 17.8 kWh battery which can be recharged via electricity it collects from its engine, and this is capable of giving it a maximum all-electric range of up to 53 miles. According Jeff Guyton, Mazda’s North American CEO, the organization has not ruled out the possibility of a return of the rotary-engined car in the US, but they are currently prioritizing the launch of the CX-30 in Europe and Japan.
In lieu, the U.S. market is set to receive the CX-90; a three-row sport utility vehicle that has won over the hearts of many North Americans. The CX-70, its two tier counterpart to the CX-90, will be joining it in the next few months creating a lineup for Mazda sports utility vehicles that are sure to be here to stay; such as the already available CX-5.