Mazda CX-5 is the current generation available for sale in 2017, but despite this, the Japanese automaker is already planning a future replacement to its best selling crossover. As reported by the Japanese edition, Mazda filed in European patent office application for the trademark “CX-50”, which would become the new name for Mazda CX-5 third generation after the recent launch of the CX-30. Mazda previously registered trademark from the CX-10 and CX-90, but it can be done solely to prevent other car manufacturers to use these names.
According to preliminary information, Mazda developing a new RWD platform with inline six-cylinder engine, which will underpin the new Mazda 6 and Mazda CX-50. This platform will support a range of new SkyActiv engines. It is expected that the performance of the new line of Mazda CX-50 will meet the 3.0 liter inline V6 SkyActiv-X-48-volt moderately-hybrid system and a more powerful 3.3-liter inline six-cylinder engine Sky Activ-D.
Lower in the lineup will be the 2.5-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G with 48-volt mild hybrid technology with a capacity of 187 HP, 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine SkyActiv-G with a maximum output of 226 HP and 2.2-liter diesel SkyActiv-D.
According to foreign media reports, the new crossover Mazda CX-50 will get a more stylish appearance with a coupe-shaped silhouette, new led headlights and a more aggressive front fascia, continuing the development of the design language Mazda’s Kodo “Soul of Motion”. Considering that the CX-30 has been presented as a more stylish alternative to the CX-3, located between the CX-3 and CX-5, it is not clear, whether will replace the CX-50 model CX-5 or will sell with it.
It is expected that the Mazda CX-50 to debut in 2021 or early 2022. By the time the current Mazda CX-5 will be available for five years and in that time it will be time to replace it.