Mazda to expand global SUV lineup from next year
Three all-new models arrive in Canada by 2023
RICHMOND HILL, ON, October 6, 2021 / CNW / – Mazda Motor Corporation today announced plans to expand its global SUV lineup starting in 2022. New models will include the Mazda CX-50 which will be produced at our new plant in the United States, as well as models from our major product group, including the Mazda CX-60, Mazda CX-70, Mazda CX-80 and Mazda CX-90, scheduled to launch in various global markets between 2022 and 2023. We aim to offer customers a diverse choice of SUVs capable of delivering both driving pleasure and the latest environmental performance to meet the demands of the ever-growing global SUV segment.
In November, Mazda will unveil the CX-50, the next crossover to join its lineup in the United States and Canada. The CX-50 will share its platform with the latest generation products from Mazda, CX-30 and Mazda3, with enhanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) capabilities and features for consumers with an active outdoor lifestyle. Production of the CX-50 will begin in January 2022 in the new Mazda-Toyota — Mazda Toyota Manufacturing joint venture plant, United States, Inc. (MTMUS) —in Huntsville, Alabama.
After the CX-50, Mazda will present two more mid-size crossover SUVs for the Canadian and US markets from its all-new large platform: the CX-90 followed by the CX-70. These new models will feature Mazda’s new longitudinal architecture and introduce turbocharged inline six-cylinder gasoline engine models and plug-in hybrid models to provide consumers with a variety of options that deliver powerful yet environmentally friendly performance.
A major difference between the models will be passenger occupancy, with the CX-90 offering three rows of seats and the CX-70 offering two rows of seats. The proportions of the two vehicles will be optimized for Canadian consumers with an interior cabin and larger cargo spaces.
While the CX-50 and CX-70 will be brand new additions to the Mazda lineup in Canada, the CX-90 will be Mazda’s only three-row SUV, replacing the current-generation CX-9. CX-50, CX-70 and CX-90 design, features, pricing and finish details will be announced closer to their on-sale dates.
Markets with narrower roads and smaller parking lots such as Europe and Japan, will welcome the introduction of the two-row CX-60 and three-row CX-80. These models will primarily include plug-in hybrid models with four in-line gasoline engines combined with motor drive. The next-generation Skyactiv-X gasoline inline-six and Skyactiv-D diesel engine will also be introduced in combination with a 48V mild hybrid system.
In parallel, we will also mark the global introduction of the MX-30 series plug-in hybrid using a rotary generator in the first half of 2022. In addition, we will create a new product line using a dedicated vehicle platform. electric from around 2025. With the introduction of these models, Mazda plans to complete the electrification of all models it produces by 2030.
In the meantime, the Mazda CX-5, which has maintained constant popularity since its launch in 2012, will see its design evolve and its model range enriched through continuous product improvement. Additionally, by introducing the latest safety technologies and connectivity features, we will increase the vehicle’s appeal and give it the space to continue to grow as part of our crossover SUV lineup.
In keeping with our corporate vision, Mazda aims to become a brand that creates special relationships with customers by enriching their lives with the experience of owning a car that brings the pleasure of driving, the very essence of cars.
Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for sales and marketing, customer service and parts support for Mazda vehicles in Canada. Based at Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a national network of 163 dealers. For more information visit Mazda Canada media website at www.media.mazda.ca.
SOURCE Mazda Canada Inc.
For further information: Chuck Reimer, Mazda Canada Inc., 905-787-7079; Sandra Lemaître, Mazda Canada Inc., 905-787-7167