Does this mean new models are coming soon?
Mazda is going gaga over special editions lately. The Japanese brand first revealed a 100th Anniversary version of the MX-5 Miata, followed by a similar special edition of the Mazda3. Now, Mazda has revealed three new cars, called the Carbon Edition, for select models. The Carbon Edition is available for the 2021 Mazda CX-5, the 2021 Mazda CX-9, and the 2021 Mazda6 sedan.
Each incarnation of the Carbon Edition will wear Polymetal Gray exterior paint color, taken from the Mazda3 hatchback. As with the Mazda3 hatch, the exterior matches with a red leather interior (not pictured) with black honeycomb accents and red stitching matched by black accents on the exterior, including the wheels and door mirrors.
Pricing and specific features have not been announced for the three Carbon Edition cars but will be revealed along with their respective 2021 Mazda vehicle release. Mazda has already revealed a handful of 2021 models, so it won't be long before the pricing for these three cars is made available.
Based on initial details, we predict all three will sit near the top of their respective model lineups, featuring, as they do, Bose premium audio, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and smart brake support
Adding special editions to a model is typically a tell-tale sign that a car is about to be replaced or overhauled. In the case of the Mazda6, the front-wheel-drive model we've come to know and love will be replaced with a new rear-wheel-drive architecture, powered by a new inline-six engine. This platform may also be used on the next-generation CX-5, which could arrive in 2022. Stretching this platform into a three-row could be possible for the next-generation CX-9, as it would make sense for Mazda to get as much use as possible from its new architecture.