Mazda is preparing to expand its crossover lineup. The company has published a short video teaser with the CX-50 SUV, and also revealed the date of its debut: it will take place on November 15, 2021. The CX-50 will be a compact crossover designed for the US and Canadian markets, which explains the appearance of the teaser only in North American accounts of Mazda. In a 15-second video, the new Japanese brand is visible through the thick of trees: the CX-50 drives through the forest and, probably, carries on the roof of a canoe.
Spy photos of test prototypes of the CX-50 began to appear last year, but Mazda officially confirmed the imminent appearance of the novelty only last October. It will become part of a line of small crossovers, and the platform will be shared with the Mazda3 and CX-30. The CX-50 is expected to be assembled at the Mazda-Toyota joint venture in Huntsville, Alabama.
Previously, some publications believed that the CX-50 could eventually oust the recently updated CX-5 brand from the lineup, while others thought that both models would be sold in parallel.
There is always a new terrain. The journey begins 11/15. pic.twitter.com/YV3sRDPN2K
– mazdacanada (@mazdacanada) November 8, 2021
Mazda itself has not yet revealed plans for the CX-5, but has shared information about the upcoming expansion of the crossover line. The CX-50 will be followed by the two-row CX-60 and three-row CX-80, which will be sold in Europe and Japan, and for North America, the brand is preparing the larger CX-70 and CX-90 with two and three rows of seats, respectively. >