Details of the new Mazda CX-5 became known
The next-generation crossover will get a rear-wheel-drive platform and a new six-cylinder engine.
Details of the next-generation Mazda CX-5 crossover have appeared in the Japanese press. According to BestCarWeb, the model will move to a completely new rear-wheel-drive platform, and its engine lineup will include more powerful six-cylinder engines for the first time.
The next CX-5 will be built on a completely new chassis with a rear-wheel-drive layout for the new generation Mazda6 sedan. With it, the crossover will also share the engine range, which will include inline petrol "sixes" with a working volume of 3.3 liters.
Plus, a coupe-like version, which will receive the designation CX-50, can be added to the entire crossover. BestCarWeb claims that a new chassis, more powerful engines, and the introduction of a modification with a new body will allow the CX-5 to compete with premium models of similar dimensions like the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X5.
The premiere of the new generation Mazda CX-5 crossover will take place no earlier than mid-2022, as the Japanese are not planning any significant updates to their lineup over the next 18 months.
The current Mazda CX-5 is available with 2.0 and 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engines developing 150 and 192 HP respectively. The first engine works with both a six-speed "manual" and with an automatic transmission of the same range, in the second - only with an "automatic".