BY JOEY CAPPARELLA | CarAndDriver.Com
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The CX-50 will be a new mid-size SUV model riding on the same platform as the Mazda3 and CX-30. Production starts in January 2022.
The new 2023 Mazda CX-50 SUV will debut November 15.
A blurry teaser photo gives a glimpse at the new mid-size crossover model.
Production of the CX-50 will start in January 2022.
Mazda is nearly ready to unveil the first of several new SUV models, as the 2023 CX-50 will make its debut November 15. The company released a teaser video showing a vague glimpse at the SUV driving through a forest while also confirming some details about this new model that will slot in above the CX-5 in the lineup.
Mazda says the CX-50 will use the same platform as the current Mazda3 and CX-30. Presumably it will be a larger version of this transverse architecture, as the company also says it will be a mid-size crossover. As are many new SUV models these days, the CX-50 is being pitched as an active-lifestyle vehicle with “enhanced all-wheel-drive capabilities.”
Production of the 2023 Mazda CX-50 will start in January 2022 at Mazda’s new plant in Alabama that’s shared with Toyota. The Toyota Corolla Cross is also built in this facility, and it’s possible that the CX-50 will share some smaller components with that model even though the Mazda features its own platform and will likely use the same Skyactiv 2.5-liter and turbo 2.5-liter inline-four engines as other Mazda models. Mazda’s new longitudinal platform and inline-six engine won’t arrive until later in the forthcoming CX-70 and CX-90 SUV models, both of which are slated to go on sale by 2023.
More details on the CX-50 are coming November 15, so check back then to see this new model in full.
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