Two-Month-Old Mazda CX-50 Wrecked Beyond Repair

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This won't be seeing tarmac anytime soon.

With rugged styling and standard all-wheel drive, the Mazda CX-50 is aimed firmly at those with a love for adventure. However, we're guessing the owner of this crumpled example wasn't counting on the sort of adventure that led to this Polymetal Gray Metallic CX-50 living out the rest of its days in the junkyard.

Advertised on Copart, this SUV is unlikely to see the road again. From the front, at least, the damage doesn't appear to be serious. The bumper and hood have taken the brunt of the impact, while minor bits of trim - such as the grille surround and fog lamp trim - look worn for wear. The black wheel arch surrounds haven't fared much better.

The front damage pales in comparison to what's going on at the rear. Clearly the victim of a substantial rear-end collision, the CX-50's bodywork appears to be irreparable. Along with the exhaust system, the rear body cladding now rests lifelessly on the ground, suggesting the crash was a violent one.

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Impressively, the rear windscreen managed to stay intact during the incident. We wouldn't be surprised if the impact damaged the vehicle's structure. Look closely and you'll see the passenger side rear wheel is sitting out of alignment, suggesting axle damage.

If that's the case, it would herald the end of this SUV's short-lived journey; the CX-50 only just entered production in January and this particular model rolled off the line just two months ago. This will certainly come as a disappointment to the former owner, who forked over more than $40,000 for the privilege of owning this plush turbocharged derivative.

Inside the well-built cabin, only the steering wheel and instrument cluster appear unusable. The airbag deployment has rendered the leather-trimmed tiller useless and the digital gauge cluster seems to be dead. This could just be a battery issue, though.

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Otherwise, there are plenty of spare parts up for grabs. Copart estimates the value of this particular CX-50 to be $42,658, suggesting it may be the range-topping Premium Plus - other models are available for less as the range starts at $26,800, barely more than a CX-5. We're quite big fans of the CX-50, so it's a shame to see one (a plush derivative, no doubt) in this state. At least there are plenty of line-new parts for scrap specialists to forage through.

We're guessing those leather-trimmed (and heated) seats are worth a pretty penny. Hopefully, the 2.5-liter turbocharged four-pot escaped the incident without blemish, as the 256-horsepower engine and auto 'box could come in handy for a lightweight project car. While disappointing, it's not the worst thing we've seen relegated to the scrapyard in recent weeks.

An SF90 with 180 miles on the clock was sent to the wrecking yard after an unfortunate incident. While we don't expect this Mazda to be repaired, we're hoping the Ferrari is back on the street again.

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