2022 Mazda CX-50: Everything we know about timing, pricing and more about the upmarket CX-5 sibling

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The CX-5 might have lost its crown as best-selling SUV in Australia to the popular Toyota RAV4, but Mazda is expected to counter with an upmarket gambit in the form of the CX-50.Sharing showroom space with the CX-5, the CX-50 is expected to be revealed ne
The CX-5 might have lost its crown as best-selling SUV in Australia to the popular Toyota RAV4, but Mazda is expected to counter with an upmarket gambit in the form of the CX-50.

Sharing showroom space with the CX-5, the CX-50 is expected to be revealed next year for a 2023 arrival, and will likely be bigger, bolder and more sophisticated than its sibling – think the CX-30 to the CX-3.

Only time will tell if Aussie buyers will be receptive to the CX-50, but with more and more families opting for higher, more expensive grades with all the bells and whistles, it makes sense for Mazda to introduce an all-new model to capitalise, and here is what you can expect.

Platform

Mazda has made no secret that it is working on an all-new platform to underpin its large cars, with the first receipient expected to be the Mazda6 sedan as previewed by the Vision Coupe concept from the 2017 Tokyo motor show.

However, the underpinnings are also expected to proliferate across to the next-generation CX-5, CX-8, CX-9 and of course, the CX-50.

To stand it apart though, Mazda is said to have engineered this platform for rear- and all-wheel-drive layouts – the former suiting a long-slung, BMW 3 Series-rivalling executive sedan like the Mazda6, and the latter a good fit for high-riding SUVs that aren't afraid to get their feet wet.

Expect to see Mazda's driver-centric philosophy (called Jinba ittai) be retained though, so whatever shape the new platform takes has the potential to deliver an engaging driving…
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