The Mazda CX-50 has been revealed as the second product that forms part of the Japanese manufacturer’s aggressive SUV strategy. This particular model will be exclusive to the US market only, but previews what to expect from the next three models that have been planned.
The Mazda CX-50 has been described to blend Kodo design’s elegance and quality with the power and sturdy functionality expected of an SUV. The new crossover boasts an outdoor-capable presence that respectfully interacts with the surroundings.
The brand says that the Mazda CX-50 has been given a ground clearance that provides a sense of security when driving off-road. The model also claims to offer an ideal vehicle height and length for easily loading and securing common outdoor equipment, user-friendly boot space and a panoramic sunroof, all for customers to enjoy the great outdoors even more.
The Mazda CX-50 offers a choice between a naturally aspirated or turbocharged 2,5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine in combination with i-Activ AWD as a standard feature for all model grades. Furthermore, thanks to the Mazda Intelligent Drive Select on a variety of road surfaces, the new crossover states to provide a safe and secure driving experience that maintains on-road Jinba-ittai. In addition, a hybrid version of the model will also be introduced in the coming years.
“The CX-50 is the first vehicle to be manufactured at our new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in the U.S. and meets the needs of customers mainly from the U.S., showing our strong commitment to the North American market,” said Jeffrey H. Guyton, Mazda’s Senior Managing Executive Officer, Oversight of Operations in North America; President and CEO, Mazda Motor of America, Inc. (Mazda North American Operations). “It would be our pleasure if we can further deepen our special connection with customers via this model.”