Thursday, October 07, 2021

2023 Mazda-CX60: all-new confusing Mazda future...


Yes, apparently, this is a teaser for the new CX-60. NOT CX-50.

Confused? It gets worse.

There will be a CX-50, as we thought. But it will not be based on the new RWD platform. Apparently, it will be based on the CX-30 platform and will be a US model only.
On top of that, it will be sold alongside the current (recently revised) CX-5.
This is basically what they did for a while with the CX-3 and CX-30.

A new CX-70 is what we thought of previously as the RWD CX-50. That one will be indeed based on the new larger RWD platform and offer a new inline 6.
The longer CX-90 will also be based on the new platform and will replace the CX-9.

The rest of the world will get a new CX-60 and CX-80. These will be for countries with "narrower roads and smaller parking lots".

This is actually not an all-new thing for Mazda which currently offers a CX-8 in Japan. Which is basically a longer 7 seater version of the CX-5. Instead of the larger CX-9 we have here.

But you have to wonder about the cost of offering specific bodies for these different markets. Something other manufacturers used to do. Like Honda with a smaller Accord for Europe many years ago. 
Or VW with the Passat.
No matter what, it seems a lot of money for a smaller manufacturer like Mazda.

So Mazda's new lineup in the US will be CX-30. CX-5. CX-50. CX70 and CX-90.

Still no official mention of a new Mazda 6 sedan...


Patrick said...

Vince, there is no current Mazda vehicle called the CX-6. There is the CX-4 and the CX-8. The CX-8 is what you're referring to (three rows, CX-5 based).

Zigfried Von Stuban said...

Vince, Mazda doesn't sell a CX-6 in Japan. I believe you might be talking about the CX-8.

So, next year there will be a revised (last generation) CX-5 featuring new lights and updated tech. I believe the CX-5 will be replaced by a wide body 2 row CX-70. Most likely this model will be more expensive and perhaps even longer. Mazda will roll out a less expensive CX-50 US made model that will be shorter than perhaps the CX-5.

Vince Burlapp said...

Sorry, you guys are all right about the CX-8. (No more day drinking for me...)

FFEMT6 said...

Should have renamed the current CX-5 the CX-40. Considering it's larger than the CX-30. After the revamping of it's lineup that is.

FFEMT6 said...

Or just drink one for me too.

Anonymous said...

And they will all look the same lined up and the only way to tell them apart will be signs.

John said...

I’ve heard that due to low volume/sales there definitely won’t be a new 6. I’ve also heard through a reliable source that the 3 maybe headed for extinction also, concentrate on crossover and SUV market.

Anonymous said...

I think Fart is correct, the CX-60 and CX-80 will be the international replacements for CX-5 and CX-8, and the US will get the CX-50 (basically a larger CX-30 on a platform to be shared with the Toyota Corolla Cross) and CX-70/CX-90 (to replace the current CX-5 and CX-9, both using a shared RWD-based platform).