2023 CX-5 Spy pictures

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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
Looks like it may have a bunch of plastic cladding on the bottom. It that's true, and its the CX-5 replacement, some folks here are going to be upset.
 

ColoradoDriver

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2014 CX-5 Touring
Looks kinda boxy. Or at least boxier. Would have to see a regular painted version of it. Also looks bigger?
 
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2017 Mazda CX-5 GT, 2016 Mazda6 iGT, 2014 Mazda3 sGT hatchback
That looks like the CX50 to me.
Larger than current CX5 with 20in wheels.
 
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2019 CX-5 GTR
brake-esq?




so "shooting brake" esq
esquire or similar
 

CarpeDiem

Under Pressure
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Superstitions
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2021 Carbon T
Actually, the correct word would be “brake-esque”. Esq is an abreviation for “esquire”, a term usually meaning a nobleman or a term used after a lawyer’s name.


 

CarpeDiem

Under Pressure
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2021 Carbon T
Seems like some upscale marks like more cladding.
 

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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
AT least, if it’s clad, you should be able to replace the plastic without having to replace the fancy painted surfaces.

It sucks that the plastic rear eyelet cover on the 2nd gen, just snaps in and needs to be paint matched to the painted bumper. Likewise, the black plastic below the painted portion of the bumper can not be replaced.
 
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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
I suppose something to be said for that. True.
Yeah, what I'm saying is, if they are going to use plastic, at least reap the benefit of actually being more resilient and easier to replace. Worst of both worlds is to just look tough (and cheap), but still be vulnerable and expensive.