Those who follow the evolution of Mazda know that the brand is making more and more efforts to rise above its traditional rivals in terms of luxury and refinement. As a result, prices increase and new customers are targeted.
Well, according to what the Japanese magazine reports Best Car, which draws its information from sources close to the company, the next generation of the Mazda CX-5 will continue its ascent to become an authentic luxury SUV.
So instead of the Toyota RAV4s and Honda CR-Vs of this world, Mazda’s compact SUV would come squarely rub shoulders with products like the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC.
This suggests a more spacious and even more comfortable interior, equipped of course with the latest digital technologies on the market. Best Car suggests that the CX-5 will go further by offering for example a coupe version like the German competitors – possibly called CX-50 as some rumors want it – and a whole new combination of chassis and engine.
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Taking advantage of an extended wheelbase, the SUV would also be grafted with a new in-line six-cylinder engine, which Mazda also recently presented to its shareholders. Skyactiv-X technology will be part of the equation and a mild hybrid system with 48 volt battery will be available.
But by the way, when will we see the next Mazda CX-5 exactly? Hard to say. The current generation is from 2017 and Mazda has always made some changes from year to year. The previous one lasted just four years, but this time around it looks like we’ll have to wait until 2023 or 2024.
And you, do you think the CX-5 can become a true luxury SUV? Will you still be willing to spend to buy it?