The automaker’s lineup expansion will begin before the end of the year with the launch of the CX-50. The Alabama-built (in a plant it shares with Toyota) utility vehicle will be built on the same platform as the CX-3 and CX-30 tall hatchbacks and will be exclusively all-wheel-drive. The CX-50 will be similarly sized to the CX-5, which for 2022 will also be AWD only. At this point, details regarding the CX-50’s powertrain(s) aren’t known. Also arriving in 2022 (as 2023 models) are the CX-70 five-passenger and the CX-90 with three rows of seats. Both will use Mazda’s new turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine or an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain. The CX-70 will be an addition to the Mazda’s offerings while the CX-90 is the designated replacement for the CX-9.
The first of three new Mazda models will be the all-wheel-drive CX-50, which will be similarly sized to the CX-5.