- 2020 CX5 Signature
This is the Nissan product I was thinking of.
Actually, that looks to me more like that jelly bean rendering of the next CX-5 floating around awhile back that evidently and mercifully will not be in the cards.
Though that doesn't answer the question with specificity, shall we say jelly bean styling has fallen out of fashion and leave it at that.The Infiniti above started out as a EX 35 which later became the EX 37 and QX 50. It lived from model years 2008 all the way through 2015 IIRC. Basically the hatchback version of my V36 '07 G35x.
I saw an article this morning about this refresh for 22. Makes no sense to me. Why would they spend money retooling parts for a model which will be replaced in a year? I am not seeing fog lights in the refresh. Maybe it is a Sport model...
Subsequently, the company has moved from the "MAZDA3" announced in 2018 to the "Sky Active Technology Phase 2", and has evolved into an architecture that enables multi-solutions for EVs. In the small group of "MAZDA3", "CX-30" and "MX-30", we have built a system that can support 48V mild hybrid, EV, hybrid with a rotary engine as a generator, and plug-in hybrid. The "new SUV," which is scheduled to be produced at the Alabama plant, is also being prepared with this (engine) transverse multi-solution architecture.
Specifically an Infiniti QX30 in my opinion. They're looking to target the same "upscale" customers that Infiniti's aging and slow selling lineup is losing to the Germans.
They started integrating the fogs into the headlights with the 2018 Mazda6 redesign. However that feature never made it into US models, so the 6 just went without fog lights. The new Mazda3 and CX-30 don't have fog lights eitherThis new look, IMHO, is a step backward.
The fog lights are now integrated into the headlights.
A new trend.
It's no so much a rumor as a logical conclusion.It’s possible that the rumor that that the CX-5 and CX-50 will run in tandem for a couple of years or more is true and that this is the “new” CX-5.
I read that the 2022 CX-5 model line would divide into two. The lower level models would go for “rugged” and the upper levels, presumably GT and Signature would be “sport”. I’ve seen at least two photos of the 2022. One (as in my post #91) with very basic wheels and another with what seemed like fancier larger wheels. The SUV was an off-white but didn’t look any “sportier”, other than the wheels. Anyone else able to expand on this?Bottom of the front bumper of 2022 CX-5 the bottom lip looks way too Toyota RAV4 too me and not Mazda at all. I don't like this 2022 CX-5 at all. The current 2017-2021 look way better then this. Even the 2016 Mazda cx-5 look better then this. The headlights to me on the 2022 CX-5 look ugly.