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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Mazda To Introduce CX-50, CX-60, CX-70, CX-80, CX-90 SUVs In Next Two Years


Mazda Motor Corporation today announced plans to expand its SUV lineup starting from 2022. The new models will include the Mazda CX-50 to be produced in the U.S. as well as models part of the “Large Product” group: CX-60, CX-70, CX-80, and CX-90. All these will be introduced in the next two years (between 2022 to 2023).

Making full use of development and production technological assets, such as Skyactiv Technology, bundled planning, and flexible production, which have been accumulated over time based Mazda’s Building Block strategy, they are able to expand their SUV line-up efficiently and with low investment ensuring stable business growth over the medium and long-term.

The Mazda CX-50 is a crossover SUV that will be added as a new core model to the lineup and be introduced in the U.S. market, where a strong SUV presence as well as off-road performance are in high demand. This model belongs to the Small Product group just like the Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30. The production of the CX-50 will begin in January 2022.

Having a wide price range coming in above that of the CX-50 or currently available CX-5, models from the Large Products group: the CX-60, CX-70, CX-80 and CX-90, will offer two body types with two seating arrangements: two rows and three rows.

Markets with narrower roads and smaller parking lots such as Europe and Japan, will welcome the introduction of the two-row seat CX-60 and the three-row seat CX-80. Meanwhile, the CX-70 and CX-90 will hit the road in North America and other markets where larger models with a big presence are preferred. Both models feature the wide body type, with the CX-70 having two rows of seats and the CX-90 having three. These models will expand their mid-size crossover SUV lineup.

The Large Product group models will offer a variety of choices of electrified powertrains to respond to each country’s electrification roadmap.

The European market, where electrification is already in-full-swing, will primarily see the introduction of plug-in hybrid models with four-cylinder gasoline engines combined with a motor drive. The straight-six new generation Skyactiv-X gasoline engine and Skyactiv-D diesel engine will also be introduced in combination with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The aim being to achieve both high output and high environmental performance.

In North America where high-power performance is valued, Mazda will introduce both turbocharged straight-six gasoline engine models and plug-in hybrid models to meet customer requirements and respond to environmental regulations. Due to the enduring popularity of diesel engines in Japan, a straight-six Skyactiv-D diesel model with a 48V mild hybrid system and plug-in hybrid models will be introduced to the Japanese lineup.

In parallel, Mazda’s MX-30 will incorporate a rotary engine as a generator from the first half of 2022. In addition, the carmaker will introduce a new product line that uses an EV-dedicated platform from around 2025. Through the introduction of these models, Mazda plans to complete the electrification of all the models it produces by 2030.

In the meantime, the Mazda CX-5, which has retained constant popularity since its launch in 2012,

15 comments:

  1. Hi. There seems to have been a problem with the loading of images in this site since yesterday.

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    1. Yeah...it's down to our image hosting. We tried correcting it so this one should be okay now.

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  2. But the CX-70/CX-90 will be the Mazda Version of the Isuzu MU-X

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    1. Uh no.

      CX-60, CX-80 will be Mazda's two- and three-row SUVs made for markets which require narrow parking (similar to current CX-8).

      CX-70, CX-90 will be Mazda's two- and three-row SUVs made for markets which require size (similar to current CX-9).

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  3. And the CX-60/CX-80 will be the real Full-size Crossovers of Mazda

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    1. CX-80 and CX-90 will be the full-sized crossovers.

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  4. How will these affect Mazda PH? Most likely when Japan is mentioned? assuming that may or may not include us right?

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    1. For now, it's too early to tell. These are global plans, but given how Mazda Philippines got both CX-8 and CX-9 (it all hinges on regional plans)--there's a possibility that we'll see all, or a combination of these new SUVs.

      Personally though, my hunch would be:

      CX-30
      CX-5
      CX-50
      CX-70 or CX-80
      CX-90

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    2. Makes sense, I agree w/ cutting CX-3 and even CX-90 (CX-70 or 80 or CX-8 is premium and big enough for our country).

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    3. CX-3 is practically phased out at this point. Mazda did confirm that CX-5 and CX-50 will co-exist for the time being.

      I'd think Philippines would benefit from the CX-90--we love big SUVs.

      CX-70/CX-80 is a toss-up. Mazda PH could either experiment bringing in a large two-row mid-sized SUV, or go safe with a smaller three-row SUV. That said, large two-row SUVs don't really sell well here (take a look at Murano, etc.), but it can be positioned as their executive sedan offering.

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    4. It may look like having lots of models and options is good but on the flipside it could affect pricing where some models are forced to be priced higher just to separate it from lower models. (Hope it doesn't happen, I want my next SUV to be a premium Mazda)

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    5. CX-90 is a must in the Philippines. There are many people out there who don't want to be mixed with the PPV crowd. They want exclusivity. Filipinos love a little luxury nowadays.

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  5. Mazda really loves confusung the hell out of consumers. First they design their cars to look the same. Now they come up with confusing, nonsensical, redundant model line ups. Good job Mazda!

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    1. I'd choose Mazda anytime though. It may not be 100% on par with the "true" luxury brands/vehicles, but still way more elegant than its competitors. The feeling of exclusivity when parked next to a sea of PPV's is worth it. I hope they bring the CX-90.

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    2. Huh??????????? Anong connection ng reply mo?

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