Mazda Plotting Another Super Sexy Crossover

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This is what could replace the Mazda CX-5.

The current-generation Mazda CX-5 has been on sale since 2017, but Mazda is already planning a future replacement for its best-selling crossover. As reported by Japan's Spyder7, Mazda has filed a trademark for the "CX-50" name with the European Patent Office, which could be the new name of the third generation Mazda CX-5 following the recent launch of the CX-30. Mazda has also trademarked model names for the CX-10 up to the CX-90, but this could be to prevent other automakers from using these names.

Rumors have also claimed Mazda is developing a new rear-wheel-drive platform with an inline-six engine that will underpin the new Mazda 6 as well as the Mazda CX-50. This platform will support a range of new SkyActiv engines.

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According to Spyder7, a 3.0-liter inline-six SkyActiv-X with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and a 3.3-liter in-line six Sky-Activ-D engine will top the new Mazda CX-50 range.

Positioned below them will be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G with a 48-volt mild hybrid producing 187 hp, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged SkyActiv-G engine with a maximum output of 226 hp, and a 2.2-liter in-line SkyActiv-D diesel, but we're not expecting the diesel options to be available in the US. As for the design, Spyder7 has mocked up a render to show what the new Mazda CX-50 could look like.

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The publication claims the Mazda CX-50 will adopt a more stylish coupe-style design with a lower roofline, new LED headlights, and a sharper-looking front fascia as an evolution of Mazda's Kodo "Soul of Motion" design language. Whereas the CX-30 was introduced as a stylish alternative to the CX-3 positioned between the CX-3 and CX-5, it isn't clear if the CX-50 will replace the CX-5 or be sold alongside it.

The Mazda CX-50 is expected to debut in 2021 or early 2022. By then, the current Mazda CX-5 will have been on sale for five years, so the time will be right for a replacement.

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