Editor’s note: This adventure is allotment of the ceremony Automotive News “Future Product Pipeline” series.
Mazda’s accession of the CX-30 crossover this year has paid off big for U.S. sales, acceptance the Japanese automaker to acclimate the coronavirus crisis bigger than its bigger rivals.
As it awaits addition new crossover abutting year — from its Alabama joint- adventure with Toyota — Mazda is abacus new powertrain options to accumulate its calendar lively.
They accommodate both a down-market motor that lowers the amount of the abject Mazda3 sedan, and an upmarket turbocharged agent for the Mazda3 auto and bear that advances the brand’s exceptional intentions. The top trim auto with turbo and all-wheel drive starts at $34,696 with shipping.
The turbo motor will appearance up in the CX-30 as well, authoritative for a almighty auto CUV. The abate nonturbo motor could additionally be a approaching advantage for the abject model.
What isn’t offered are hybrid, constituent amalgam or EV options. Mazda will cycle out its new MX-30 amalgam and EV for added markets but not the U.S. But it expects to eventually add amalgam powertrains in North America.
The automaker is additionally accepted to abide abacus to its abiding of gasoline engines, with a new inline six-cylinder motor actuality developed for a new rear-wheel-drive belvedere that could admission on the Mazda6 auto in two or three years. That belvedere would additionally advice with the brand’s about-face upmarket to near-luxury status.
Mazda3: The abject auto for 2021 will be adapted with a abate agent that lowers the amount by $1,000 to $21,445 with shipping. Mazda’s admiral of North American Operations, Jeff Guyton, has said the Mazda3’s barrage at the college amount point helped margins but aching volume. Meanwhile, a new turbocharged agent advantage will advance the priciest Mazda3 auto turbo with awd to $34,696 with shipping. The auto and bear should be active in 2021 and redesigned in 2024.
For the 2021 archetypal year, Mazda will action a appropriate Carbon Copy trim for the CX-9, CX-5 and Mazda6.
Mazda6: The third-generation auto was active in 2018 and is due for a redesign, but Mazda may accept a bigger plan. With sales for the front-wheel-drive midsize cratering and the automaker acquisitive to move upmarket, the abutting amend may move it to rear-wheel drive with a new inline six-cylinder agent to alter its accepted four-cylinder. The Vision abstraction from 2017 may accommodate some administration cues. Mazda has accepted a new belvedere and new engine, but not the cartage that will use them. The redesigned auto could appear in 2022. For the 2021 archetypal year, the auto will see a Carbon Copy with gray acrylic and red covering seats.
MX-5 Miata: The accepted two-door sports car was accustomed a ability addition for the 2019 archetypal year and carries over into the 2021 archetypal year with one notable exception. This abatement a appropriate copy will be offered in both the soft-top convertible archetypal and the RF retractable fastback adamantine top to mark Mazda’s 100th ceremony as a aggregation in January. The bazaar Miata will appear in white with red accents and ceremony badges.
CX-3: Mazda is afraid with the CX-3 auto crossover for now, alike admitting the new CX-30 is about in the aforementioned admeasurement class. The 2021 CX-3 comes in one trim, starting at $21,740 with shipping. Awd adds $1,400. A redesign could appear in 2022 — if Mazda decides to accumulate it in the U.S.
CX-30: The auto crossover, which shares a belvedere with the Mazda3 auto and hatchback, was new for 2020 and has angry out to be a above hit. Mazda priced the CUV at $23,000 with aircraft to start, with a able four-cylinder agent authoritative 186 hp. For 2021, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. With Mazda affirmation powertrain choices and a ambit of amount credibility for its 2021 models, the CX-30 could get both the down-market agent from the 2021 Mazda3 auto and the upmarket turbocharged motor accessible on the college trims of the auto and hatchback. A activate should appear in 2023.
CX-5: The automaker’s bestselling archetypal receives a new accepted 10.25-inch infotainment awning and a bound Carbon Copy trim for the 2021 archetypal year. A redesign should appear in 2022. Mazda may change the name to the CX-50 afterwards breaking its one-digit allotment assemblage for the CX-30.
CX-7: Mazda hasn’t said abundant about the new crossover that will appear out of a joint-venture branch with Toyota in Alabama ancient abutting year. Mazda has said it will be an absolutely abstracted archetypal from what Toyota will accomplish there. But Mazda has hinted that it has a adequately accessible gap in its calendar amid the bunched CX-5 and the three-row CX-9. Mazda has additionally ahead acclimated the CX-7 name, authoritative it a analytic move. It could additionally be the CX-70 if Mazda decides to add a aught to its crossover names. The new crossover is acceptable to action Mazda’s aboriginal amalgam belvedere in the U.S. Mazda and Toyota accept said the audible U.S.-built cartage could allotment some parts, and Toyota is abiding to accomplish a amalgam adaptation of its accessible crossover there.
The CX-9 gets a new accepted 10.25-inch infotainment awning for 2021.
CX-9: For 2021, the archetypal mostly carries over but gets a new accepted 10.25-inch infotainment awning and a Carbon Copy with gray paint, red covering seats and added baby details. The three-row crossover is accessible for a redesign, which could appear in 2021 or 2022. Since Mazda is developing a six-cylinder agent and acceptable a rwd architectonics for the new motor, a approaching CX-9 could move to that belvedere as a added exceptional agent to fit Mazda’s new image.
EV: Mazda will advertise its aboriginal electric agent in Europe, the MX-30, which is accessible for pre-order. It’s additionally planning a amalgam adaptation of the auto crossover. The MX-30 could appear to the U.S. in the future. But Mazda has alone said that it will advertise new markets afterpiece to the barrage date in those markets.