Mazda recently announced that it is expanding its SUV lineup, which will include the new CX-50, CX-70 and CX-90 models. The big news today is that Mazda has officially unveiled the 2023 CX-50, which ranks over the CX-30 and is a bolder alternative to the CX-5.
Compared to the similarly sized CX-5, the CX-60 appears sturdier with its large plastic fenders and flares. Available matte black decals on the hood also promote the CX-50’s rugged theme. Inside, the minimalist interior looks great with its hidden air vents and minimal buttons. There is also a new interior color available called Terracotta.
When the Mazda CX-50 arrives next spring, it will launch with the same engines as the CX-5, meaning a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder will be standard and a 250-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter will be optional. . Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is standard. Eventually, a hybrid powertrain will also be offered.
To make it more capable, the CX-50 also features two new drive modes: Tow and Off-Road. It also has a panoramic sunroof, which is the first Mazda to offer it.
Production of the 2023 Mazda CX-50 will begin in January at Mazda Toyota’s new manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama.