According to a report from WhichCar, Mazda is currently working on a successor to its current lineup. Vinesh Bhindi, the head of Mazda Australia, has confirmed the existence of this new model, but has not provided any further details. The Australian publication predicts that the new vehicle will be available at dealerships in 2025 and will have a different name. One possibility is the CX-40, which would fit nicely between the CX-30 and CX-50 models.
If Mazda decides to use the same platform as the CX-30 and CX-50, it would be logical to assume that the successor to the CX-5 would be called the CX-40. In fact, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has already listed Mazda CX-40 under a serial number and registration number. This trademark has also been registered internationally since July 2019.
However, it is worth noting that Mazda may not completely abandon the CX-5 nameplate. Tom Donnelly, the CEO of Mazda North America, has stated that an electric vehicle with an existing nameplate will be coming to the United States in 2025. Whether or not it will be called the CX-5 remains uncertain.
In Australia, the CX-5 is available with either a 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter engine. In the United States, only the 2.5-liter engine is offered. All-wheel drive is standard in the US, and the starting price for the CX-5 is $29,300 (excluding destination charge).
The CX-5 is equipped with a four-cylinder engine that produces 187 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. For those looking for more power, there is an option to upgrade to a turbocharged version, which delivers 256 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. Regardless of the engine choice, all CX-5 models come with a six-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of fuel efficiency, the naturally aspirated version of the CX-5 achieves 26 miles per gallon on the EPA’s combined test cycle, while the turbocharged version is rated at 24 mpg. The larger and heavier CX-50, on the other hand, offers either 27 or 25 miles per gallon.
The CX-50 was originally exclusive to the US market and is only available in left-hand drive. It is manufactured in Alabama and China through a joint venture with Changan Mazda. However, it is not as popular as the more affordable CX-5. Last year, Mazda sold 153,808 units of the CX-5 compared to only 44,595 units of the CX-50.
The CX-70 is the next step up from the CX-50 and is essentially a three-row version of the CX-90. In Europe, the CX-60, which has two rows of seating, will soon be joined by the rear-biased CX-80, which will offer even more space.
According to the Source autoevolution.com