Published on October 26th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mazda CX-60, Mazda CX-70, Mazda CX-80 and Mazda CX-90 Coming
These new Mazda models are all SUV’s and Crossovers.
Earlier this year there were rumors circulating on social media that Mazda Motors Japan had plans to retire the CX-3 crossover nameplate. In January last year the Mazda CX-3 was removed from the UK price lists just before the launch of the CX-30 in UK. Then in May this year the Mazda CX-3 sales ended in North America with an official statement as the newer CX-30 became more popular.
Now comes news that for the European markets, the spiritual successor of the Mazda CX-3 will be the CX-30 which forms part of the brand’s new crossover strategy. The CX-3 was officially unveiled in 2014 at the Los Angeles Motor Show and went on sale around the world in 2015 with immediate success.
The CX-3 arrived as demand for compact crossovers started rising around the world and it competed directly with the Nissan Juke, Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR.
In October this year, Mazda announced plans to expand its SUV lineup starting from 2022.
The new models will include the Mazda CX-50 to be produced at their new U.S. plant, as well as the all new Mazda CX-60, Mazda CX-70, Mazda CX-80 and Mazda CX-90, all of which are slated for introduction over the next two years between 2022 and 2023.
Making full use of development and production technological assets, such as Skyactiv technology, bundled planning and flexible production, which have been accumulated over time based on our Building Block strategy2, Mazda will be able to expand their SUV lineup efficiently and with low investment, ensuring stable business growth over the medium to long-term.
The Mazda CX-50 is a crossover SUV that will be added as a new core model to the lineup and be introduced in the U.S. market, where a strong SUV presence as well as off-road performance are in high demand.
This model belongs to the Small Product group3 just like the Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30. The production of the CX-50 will begin in January 2022 at the new Mazda-Toyota joint venture factory, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. (MTMUS), built in Huntsville, Alabama, in the U.S.
Having a wide price range coming in above that of the CX-50 or currently available CX-5, models from the Large Products group, i.e., the CX-60, CX-70, CX-80 and CX-90, will offer two body types with two seating arrangements: two rows and three rows.
Markets with narrower roads and smaller parking lots such as Europe and Japan, will welcome the introduction of the two-row seat CX-60 and the three-row seat CX-80.
Meanwhile, the CX-70 and CX-90 will hit the road in North America and other markets where larger models with a big presence are preferred. Both models feature the wide body type, with the CX-70 having two rows of seats and the CX-90 having three.