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According to new reports, the CX-50 will be a new rear-wheel drive crossover that will be a more premium option to the CX-5. It will reportedly use Mazda's inline-6 engine.

It's expected to debut in November at the 2021 LA Auto show and being sales in early 2022.

Mazda has made no secret of its need to transfer upmarket with a spread of new rear-wheel-drive autos powered by inline-6 and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Various patent drawings have proven up over time and Mazda showcased the inline-6 and a new 8-speed automated in a web-based presentation made final year.

Well, the wait is sort of over. Australia’s Wheels reported on Thursday that the primary of the new rear-wheel-drive Mazdas will be a small crossover to be known as the CX-50. It will reportedly debut in November on the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show and begin gross sales in early 2022 as a premium different to the CX-5.

This ties in with a Nikkei report from January that claimed the primary two autos based mostly on Mazda’s new rear-wheel-drive platform would be crossovers mirroring the CX-5 and the bigger CX-8 offered abroad.

A substitute for the Mazda 6 based mostly on the rear-wheel-drive platform is anticipated to arrive in late 2022, and a big crossover to substitute the CX-9 can also be anticipated.

According to Wheels, Mazda’s inline-6 will are available 3.0-liter gasoline and three.3-liter diesel guises, with turbocharging and twin-turbocharging each doable.

Electrification can also be mentioned to be current. The inline-6 engines are mentioned to characteristic mild-hybrid technology, whereas a plug-in hybrid setup utilizing Mazda’s current 2.5-liter inline-4 can also be mentioned to be powertrain selection for the new rear-wheel-drive fleet.

Wheels additionally factors to all-wheel drive being made accessible.

Mazda has beforehand failed happening the premium route with its Eunos model of the Nineties. Will it work this time round? We’ll have to wait and see.
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