The Mazda CX-5 has been the carmaker’s bestseller this year so far, with over 130,000 units sold so far. It’s a strong challenger, so to speak, and Mazda is in the process of enhancing the model with another crossover bearing a similar nameplate, albeit with a slight variation.
Mazda has confirmed the arrival of the CX-50 as the beginning of crossover barrage up to CX-90. Unlike previous reports, however, it will not replace the CX-5 in the range. In fact, it will add 150,000 units to Mazda’s sales in the US – that’s if we are to take Mazda’s CEO Akira Marumoto’s words, when we talk to Car news.
According to Marumoto, the introduction of the CX-50 is an attempt to strengthen and expand the car manufacturer’s SUV range. The United States is an important market for the brand and accounts for about 70 percent of its global sales. The CX-50 is intended to strengthen Mazda’s foothold in SUV-hungry market.
“We have developed the car in line with the wishes of North American customers, so we have high expectations of the CX-50,” said Marumoto Car news.
Marumoto said that the CX-50 will be about the same size as the CX-5, but it will have a wider tread and larger cargo space, which should suit the tastes of American customers.
The Mazda CX-50 is expected to have its global unveiling on November 15 based on the latest teaser released this week. It is obliged to come into production in January 2022, to be built side by side with Corolla Cross in new Toyota-Mazda plant in Alabama.
Pricing for the Mazda CX-50 has not yet been revealed, although it is safe to say that it should get some premium over the CX-5, as with the case of the CX-30 over the CX-3.