Mazda CX-50

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Check out the new model 2022 Genesis GV70 front end compared to the Mazda....

GV70
Also check out the new Cadillac CT-4. Same grille as the Genesis and Mazda.
Does anyone do anything original anymore?
 
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Also check out the new Cadillac CT-4. Same grille as the Genesis and Mazda.
Does anyone do anything original anymore?
Like “dragon tail” tail-lights. A lot of those around.
 

sm1ke

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It's getting harder and harder to come up with truly unique designs these days. For example, the front end of the Mazda6 render they did borrows heavily from the current Genesis G70 and MB A-Class sedan. I don't think either of these cars will look anything like these renders.
 
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So which came first? The Mazda design, or the Genesis, the MB, the Caddy?
Seems to me that Mazda has used their current grille rendering a lot longer than the others.

Reminds me of the grille design of the Ford Fusion from a few years ago which was a blatant rip off from an Aston Martin.
 

Bird-Dog

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So which came first? The Mazda design, or the Genesis, the MB, the Caddy?
Seems to me that Mazda has used their current grille rendering a lot longer than the others.

Reminds me of the grille design of the Ford Fusion from a few years ago which was a blatant rip off from an Aston Martin.
Look up Ford Fusion deign team leader Moray Callum (Ford>Mazda>Ford) and brother Ian Callum (Ford>TWR>Jaguar/Aston-Martin).
 

AuraNova

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Here are some of the renders from the source of that article (Best Car Web)...
The front of the more recent render puts it in line with the MX-30's design more. I kind of like it.

Part of me wants them to name this the CX-60 to kind of go back to having a 3, 6, 9 designation again like the 323, 626, and 929 used to be. Rename the CX-9 into CX-90, and there you go.
 

Antoine

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The front of the more recent render puts it in line with the MX-30's design more. I kind of like it.

Part of me wants them to name this the CX-60 to kind of go back to having a 3, 6, 9 designation again like the 323, 626, and 929 used to be. Rename the CX-9 into CX-90, and there you go.
Interesting idea! Seems possible in the US and Canada (no Mazda2 now)...Hmm :unsure:🙂
 

sm1ke

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I agree, it would be pretty cool to have the 3, 6, 9 theme going again.

Apparently the next generation of CX-9 is going to be renamed CX-90 (we've actually created a new subforum for the CX-90 here), but I haven't really been able to find much info about it.
 
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I think in some way, shape, or form, Mazda will finally bring a version of the CX-4 to the US. Before Mazda made the crossover'd Mazda3 (CX-30), it made a crossover'd Mazda6 (CX-4) for the Chinese market.

 

Antoine

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I think in some way, shape, or form, Mazda will finally bring a version of the CX-4 to the US. Before Mazda made the crossover'd Mazda3 (CX-30), it made a crossover'd Mazda6 (CX-4) for the Chinese market.

Good point...There's the CX-4...I wonder if Mazda will bring that model to other markets with a different name? It's already established as the CX-4 in China so it would seem unlikely that they would change the name (for the Chinese market) at this point.

Given all these possibilities, I'm less certain than I was before as to what Mazda's future lineup will be...Will we see a CX-50 added to the lineup or replacing the CX-5? Will the CX-5 become the CX-60 (or will a CX-60 be added)?

The CX-5 is currently Mazda's "bread and butter", would they risk changing the model name at this point?

I've got more questions than answers now...:LOL:
 
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When will there be some “serious” intelligence on what’s coming? I had Acuras for many years and there were constantly spy shots and leaked reports. Maybe Mazda is better at keeping things secret?
 
I still think a CX70 2 row of seats with more storage that the CX5 would sell. I think the CX3 and 30 handle the smaller segment and a CX4 or 40 would be confusing as they try to fit it between the CX30 and CX 5. Can't be that much difference in size between a 30 and 40 and 40 and 50.

The SUV shown is the pictures, to me, is so unlike Mazda...it looks like a plain Jane SUV with no classy lines. So unlike Mazda...I would never buy it.
 
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when will there be some “serious” intelligence on what’s coming? I had Acuras for many years and there were constantly spy shots and leaked reports. Maybe Mazda is better at keeping things secret?
My 2 cents is that they will introduce (reveal) at least one new model in 2021 as a 2022 model. Its either going to be the cx5 or the new 6.

Most likely you will never going to see spy shots fron Mazda, as the only model who had spy shots was the all new 3 and that one basically happened couple days before reveal
 

Bird-Dog

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My 2 cents is that they will introduce (reveal) at least one new model in 2021 as a 2022 model. Its either going to be the cx5 or the new 6.

Most likely you will never going to see spy shots fron Mazda, as the only model who had spy shots was the all new 3 and that one basically happened couple days before reveal
Last that was heard from Mazda's CEO about this was that the launch of the new RWD platform had been pushed back to 2023 (assumed to mean 2023 model year). IIRC, they decided they needed more development time to design a platform better suited to future hybrid/EV drivetrains, as well as the new longitudinal gas/mild-hybrid and diesel engines already planned (which BTW very probably means new transmission(s) too, so I'm counting on at least an 8-spd auto next time around).

From what I've read, both outright and speculative (plus reading "between the lines"), I think the most likely scenario for the SUV line in North America will be all new RWD biased CX-50 and CX-90 replacing the CX-5 and CX-9, respectively, as 2023 MY's.

And while things certainly could have changed, Mazda was pretty clear when the CX-4 was introduced for China that it will not be offered (implied "ever") in other markets. It appears to me the CX-30 was/is our surrogate.

I'm guessing the CX-30 will continue on the current FWD platform into the foreseeable future. And I'm betting we won't even see a facelift until the 2024 MY, due to resources being allocated to CX-50 & CX-90 development in the meantime. I do wonder about the fate of the CX-3 though. Hard to guess on that, but maybe a revamped version appears as a CX-10 or CX-20 at some point - or they might decide it no longer fits the new "premium" image - ???

I'm sure Mazda has reserved all the badging permutations for possible use down the road, but personally I'd find it unlikely to see something like a "CX-70" wedged between the CX-50 and CX-90 in the US/Canada market unless and until the brand makes some great leaps forward in total sales volume here.

Just my 2¢... and worth every penny you paid for it!