The Mazda CX-5 is the Japanese brand’s most popular vehicle, with 365,135 units sold in 2022. Even with that quantity, it was rumored to be on borrowed time due to the release of several new models. However, it now looks like the CX-5 will get a reprieve in the form of a new third generation.
According to Drive, the official launch date is yet to be confirmed, but Mazda has confirmed that a facelifted version of the CX-5 will be in showrooms alongside the CX-50 and CX-9 SUVs. Which is the biggest of the Japanese brand. The new CX-5 will likely use a setup similar to the current model, Including four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive and optionally all-wheel drive.
In turn, it is very likely The new Mazda CX-5 features a hybrid propulsion system. Toyota owns a five percent stake in Mazda, and the two companies have collaborated on a number of vehicles, including the Mazda 3 Hybrid exclusively for the Japanese market. That’s why called motorization It could be similar to the Toyota RAV4 or Corolla Cross. In the United States, both the Toyota Corolla Cross and Mazda CX-50 are assembled at the same Mazda Toyota manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama.
Earlier, Mazda announced plans to produce three electric vehicles, five plug-in hybrids and five conventional hybrids by 2025. However, it hasn’t indicated which models will offer versions of those powertrains. There are also rumors of various rotary-powered hybrids. Mazda has indicated it may offer a rotary-powered hybrid version of the CX-30 in the US and has filed a patent for a sports car that uses a rotary PHEV.
Unlike previous rotary-powered cars, internal combustion will not be available in the CX-30 range. Instead, it will have an electric motor powered by a 17.8 kWh battery, which only offers an autonomous range of 85 km. Mazda’s North American CEO Jeff Guyton said the automaker has not ruled out the Rotary’s return to the US market, but is currently prioritizing the launch of the CX-30 in Europe and Japan.