Mazda News: Mazda Will Add Three All-New SUV Models Added Over Next Two Years
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 on our Building Block strategy2, we are able to expand our SUV lineup efficiently and with low investment, ensuring stable business growth over the medium to 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 group3 just like the Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30. The production of the CX-50 will begin in January 2022 at the new Mazda-Toyota joint venture factory, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. (MTMUS), built in Huntsville, Alabama, in the U.S.
Having a wide price range coming in above that of the CX-50 or currently available CX-5, models from the Large Products group, i.e., 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 our mid-size crossover SUV lineup.
Crossover SUVs to be introduced from 2022 onwards
|Product group||Models||Major markets to receive the models|
|Large Product group||Mazda CX-60 (Two rows)||Europe, Japan, etc.|
|Mazda CX-70 (Wide body, two rows)||North America, etc.|
|Mazda CX-80 (Three rows)||Europe, Japan, etc.|
|Mazda CX-90 (Wide body, three rows)||North America, etc.|
|Small Product group||Mazda CX-50||USA|
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 straight-four 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 48V mild hybrid system. The aim being to achieve both high output and high environmental performance.
In North America where high-power performance is valued, we will introduce both turbo-charged 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, we will carry out sales promotion activities for Mazda's first mass-production EV, the MX-30, and introduce models which incorporate multiple electrification technologies that use a rotary engine as a generator from the first half of 2022. In addition, we will introduce a 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, will see its design evolve and its model lineup enhanced through continuous product improvement. Furthermore, introducing the latest safety technologies and connectivity features, we will increase the appeal of the vehicle and give it the space to continue growing as part of our crossover SUV lineup.
In line with our corporate vision, Mazda aims to become a brand that creates special bonds with customers by enriching their lives with an experience of car ownership that provides joy of driving, the pure essence of cars.
- 1: CX-60, CX-70, CX-80 and CX-90
- 2: Mazda's unique strategy to efficiently develop and deploy superior technologies by building up a set of fundamental technologies as “blocks”.
- 3: Mazda3, CX-30, Mazda MX-30 and CX-50
IRVINE, Calif. (October 6, 2021) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced significant milestones across its product portfolio and business operations as it evolves to meet the growing expectations of today’s consumers.
Three All-New SUVs by 2023
In November, Mazda will reveal the CX-50, the next midsize crossover to join its lineup in the US. The CX-50 will share its platform with Mazda’s latest generation products, CX-30 and Mazda3, with enhanced all-wheel drive (AWD) capabilities and functionality for consumers with outdoor active lifestyles. Production will begin in January 2022 at the new Mazda Toyota joint venture factory, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. in Huntsville, Alabama.
Following CX-50, Mazda will introduce two additional SUVs for the US market from its all-new large platform: CX-90 followed by the CX-70. These models will feature Mazda’s new longitudinal architecture with new inline-six-cylinder and plug-in hybrid powertrains. This shared layout provides both vehicles Mazda’s next-level performance, handling, technology, and design.
A major difference between the models will be passenger occupancy, with the CX-90 providing three rows of seats and the CX-70 offering two rows of seats. The proportions of both vehicles will be optimized for US consumers with expanded interior cabin and cargo spaces.
The design, features, pricing, and trim details of the CX-50, CX-70, and CX-90 will be announced closer to their on-sale dates. While CX-50 and CX-70 will serve as additions to Mazda’s lineup in the US, CX-90 will replace the current generation CX-9 as Mazda’s US three-row SUV.
Existing Models and All-Wheel Drive
Mazda will continue to sell the CX-5 in the US, where it recently announced a refreshed design and enhanced driving dynamics for the 2022 model year, arriving in dealers this winter. As new models are introduced with advanced technologies and design, Mazda will continue to cascade those features into existing vehicles, such as CX-5, regardless of platform.
Additionally, Mazda is making i-Activ AWD standard across its CX lineup, starting with the 2022 model year. This move to AWD supports the brand’s dedication to deliver unparalleled driving pleasure for all owners.
Today, Mazda also celebrates the opening of its 200th redesigned “Retail Evolution” dealer, North Park Mazda in San Antonio, Texas. Originally announced in 2014, these dealerships provide their customers a premium design and experience. The upgraded design features an upscale, open concept floor plan to offer a higher level of business transparency and customer satisfaction, providing a consistent experience from when a customer first comes into the showroom all the way to when they bring in their Mazda to be serviced.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through approximately 780 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada Inc. in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.