Wednesday, September 08, 2021

2022 Mazda CX-5: not new...







That's right, this is NOT the all-new RWD Mazda CX-5 we have all been waiting for.

 Instead, it looks like Mazda is giving the current generation a facelift. As you can see, it is basically redesigned lights and bumper. For a cleaner, simpler look.
Which is just fine.
But does it also mean the new one is not ready yet? At all? I doubt Mazda would spend the cash on these revisions for just one model year. Or even a few months.
(Although they have done very stupid and costly things before)

You'll also notice this is the Chinese market model. Which could mean Mazda is keeping the next generation away from China for a while. Or the current facelifted model could become a cheaper "classic" model sold alongside the all-new, more expensive, generation.

Who knows... 



 

5 comments:

Unknown said...

I believe the RWD-based model is going to be called the CX-50.

FFEMT6 said...

It is possible just like Mazda sold the CX-3 along side the CX-30 for years after the introduction of the CX-30, that the same might happen to the CX-5 and yet to be unveiled CX-50.

mongo said...

mazda isn't killing their best selling cx5 and replacing it with the cx50.

John said...

They’ll do the same, the CX5 and 50 will be sold side by side until the 5 just dies.

designcritic said...

The new face may be cleaner, but it's also a little less interesting and I'm not wild about that lower frowning lip. It's a great vehicle though and it blows the doors off its boring competition.