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Mazda CX-50 2023 Rendered Based On Leaked Patent Images

Rumors of a Mazda CX-50 surfaced again in July 2020, but the gossip was only partially true. Yes, a CX-50 was officially confirmed earlier this month, but not as an alternative to the CX-5 as initially assumed. Instead, it will be a brand new addition to the lineup, as a larger and more spacious model than the CX-5, very similar to the CX-30, sits above the CX-3.

Partially revealing patent photos of the very first CX-50 hit the internet last week, and it didn’t take too long for someone with Photoshop abilities to show them in renderings. Still very unofficial, Kolesa’s digital designs should give a good picture of what to expect from the actual mailman, who is set to make his official debut next month.

Mazda isn’t going to rock the boat when it comes to outward appearance, as we have a feeling it’s going to be more next to traces of a variation in the CX-5’s design. That’s not much of a problem since we’re discovering the still pretty interesting Kodo design language, although we’d prefer it on a sedan over an SUV, but it’s all about styling.

While Mazda is engaged on a household of rear-wheel-drive SUVs with inline-six gasoline and diesel engines in addition to plug-in hybrid powertrains, the CX-50 will not be on that checklist. The CX-60 by way of CX-90 belong to what the Zoom-Zoom company refers to because the “Large Product Group” whereas the CX-50 is a part of the “Small Product Group.”

It will probably be mechanically associated to the Mazda3 and CX-30, that means it’ll make the most of the identical front-wheel-drive-based platform with accessible AWD. The turbocharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine appears doubtless given the automobile’s bigger footprint, subsequently its elevated weight. It may pump out an an identical 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet (434 Newton-meters) of torque delivered by way of each axles supplied the engine runs on 93-octane gas.

Following its official debut in November, the US-only CX-50 will enter manufacturing in January 2022 on the new manufacturing unit Mazda and Toyota are constructing in Huntsville, Alabama. There’s no phrase concerning pricing, however it goes with out saying it’ll command a premium over the CX-5, accessible from $25,370 for the bottom 186-hp engine with FWD. Just to get an concept in regards to the potential value distinction, the CX-30 is just $1,260 dearer than the CX-3.

 

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