All-new 2023 Mazda CX-50 rendered, BMW X4 fighter coming soon?

Eric · Jan 19, 2021 11:08 AM

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The current KF-generation Mazda CX-5 may be approaching four years old, but it appears that Mazda has some bigger plans up their sleeves for their SUV line-up in the near future.

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Seen here is a render of what could be the Mazda CX-50 – a brand-new model that could be introduced in 2023

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As with other current-generation Mazda models, the rendered CX-50 gets an evolved form of Mazda’s Kodo design language.

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Like the Mazda CX-30, the imagined CX-50 also gets a generous dose of plastic cladding around the body, as well as silver and chrome trim for an added upmarket appeal. It also gets massive wheels to fill up those wheel arches.

What do we know about the Mazda CX-50?

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Earlier this month, we reported that Mazda is developing a brand-new rear-wheel drive platform that could be applied to a range of models, including SUVs and sedans.

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The Mazda CX-50 is one possible candidate to receive the new rear-wheel drive platform – a massive departure for the Hiroshima-based company as they primarily focus on front-wheel drive models. The only other rear-wheel drive model in their arsenal is the pint-sized Mazda MX-5.

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Apart from the new rear-wheel drive platform, the upcoming Mazda CX-50 is also said to receive a range of straight-six engines, with engine capacities ranging from 3.0- to 3.3-litres. Mazda’s 48V mild hybrid system is also expected to be fitted to these engines as well.

Will there be other models getting the new platform?

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The Mazda 6 is also another candidate to receive this new driver-focused platform.

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Recall that the current-generation Mazda 6 is a tad bit long in the tooth and has gone through one minor and one major facelift since it was first introduced in 2012.

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With the new rear-wheel drive platform in place, rumours are circulating suggesting that Mazda could be sharing it with Toyota for the Lexus IS.

Photo credit: MK Jaffar

Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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