A beachcomber of new Mazda SUVs is set to access by 2023, and this new CX-50 is the first. It’s a rugged, four-wheel drive crossover advised for America, so while it won’t be awash abroad it still gives us a able adumbration of how the brand’s accessible SUVs – the CX-60 and CX-80 – will attending back they access in the UK.
The CX-50 sits aloft Mazda’s CX-5 in the range, so is acceptable to be about the aforementioned admeasurement as a BMW X3. It shares its architectonics with the Mazda 3 and CX-30, both of which are accessible with mild-hybrid engines.
Electrification for the CX-50 is in the pipeline, but for now, Mazda’s mid-size SUV will be accessible with a 2.5-litre petrol agent featuring the brand’s Skyactiv-G compression agitation technology. Two ability outputs will be available, anniversary adaptation active all four wheels.
The CX-50 is offered with a array of active modes to clothing altered conditions, and the car’s architecture makes no abstruse of its off-road pretensions. A set of attenuated headlights, a advanced advanced grille and bland anatomy surfacing are all examples of the brand’s ‘kodo’ architecture language, but the CX-50 adopts a added asperous attending to added Mazda SUVs.
At the front, there’s a brace of abysmal aperture cut-outs that accommodate with artificial anatomy cladding on the lower bumper, and a argent sump guard. The car additionally appearance matt atramentous beanie graphics, which will acceptable be optional.
The artificial anatomy aegis extends to the CX-50’s boxlike wheelarches, with argent trim accents forth the sills. The car can additionally be defined with a set of off-road tyres, added emphasising its all-terrain focus.
The advanced aperture cut-outs are mirrored at the rear, area the atramentous anatomy cladding extends beyond the absolute lower bumper. A brace of slim, blurred appendage lights with a U-shaped LED active ablaze architecture are agnate to those on the Mazda 3 hatchback.
Inside, the CX-50 adopts a simplified dashboard architecture with a widescreen infotainment affectation in the centre. This will be operated application a rotary punch on the centre console, and not as a touchscreen. A across-the-board sunroof will additionally be offered on the CX-50, a aboriginal for Mazda.
The CX-50 is the aboriginal of a ambit of Mazda SUVs set to access aural the abutting two years. The aboriginal will be a rotary-engined range-extender adaptation of the MX-30 EV crossover in the aboriginal bisected of 2022. The beyond CX-60 and CX-80 to follow.
The CX-60 will be a five-seat SUV, with the CX-80 accouterment seven seats. The brace will be congenital on a scalable platform, and adapted with a four-cylinder petrol agent with amalgam assistance. A new Skyactiv-X straight-six petrol agent with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology will additionally be available, alongside a 48-volt agent option. From 2025, Mazda affairs to barrage a cardinal of pure-electric models on a committed EV platform, which could accommodate addition SUV.
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