Mazda’s U.S. SUV Lineup Will Increase With The Launch Of Two New Models

Mazda currently has three SUVs (the CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9) and three cars (the Mazda3, Mazda6, and MX-5) on sale in the United States. Its range will, however, be expanded with a couple of new crossovers.

One of them will debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show on March 5. It was teased last week and it appears that it’s either the 2020 CX-3 or the CX-4 coupe-SUV, with the balance tilting in favor of the latter.

The CX-4 has been available in China since 2016, and when they first unveiled it, officials said that they’re weighing in the possibility of introducing it in global markets.

Also Read: Visual Comparison: Mazda CX-4 Vs Koeru Concept

Besides launching it in Europe later this year, Mazda will also sell it in the United States, AutoNews learned while speaking to the brand’s North America CEO, Masahiro Moro, during the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

The exec didn’t disclose details about its U.S. launch, but it will eventually be followed by yet another SUV. This one will be built at the new assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama, and was “exclusively designed for the North American market”. It will be a different product from the rumored CX-4, although the two models will share some nuts and bolts.

Nonetheless, we can surmise that it will be a while until Mazda commences sales of the yet-unnamed crossover. The factory it will be built in will be inaugurated in 2021, so the vehicle is not coming our way any time soon. Nevertheless, the world will take a first look at it much sooner, as Mazda is currently finalizing a concept that should give us a taste of the production version.

>Note: Mazda Koeru Concept pictured

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  • javier

    honestly who cares, mazda makes soccer mom cars and a tiny clown car that passes as a sports car

    • Bo Hanan

      I agree. And if by “new car” they mean a redesign or other variation of an existing car- well, that’s not new!

      • MarkoS

        Its called modern modular platforms.

        • Bo Hanan

          No, it’s called a new car. Using an updated (good) platform is less an issue than providing a new design with improved features, better MPG & safety.

          • MarkoS

            No, its called modern modular Platforms.

  • StrangerGP

    CX-4 should’ve been a global model since day 1. Yes it’s not pretty compared to CX-3 and CX-5, but it would sell.

    • MarkoS

      They were waiting for this Platform, not the old Chinese market one, it was the right move.

      • DM

        Exactly, the chinese CX4 seems to be based on the last gen Mazda 3.

        • MarkoS

          Old CX-5 I think.

  • Rocket

    The CX7, assuming that’s the pending North American model, will be critical for Mazda here. If they address some of the CX9’s shortcomings and offer the right powertrain/s (2.5T and possibly a hybrid), I’ll be giving it serious consideration myself.

  • ctk4949

    That concept it nice!! Just change the wheels, side view mirrors, door handles, front headlights, and it will be production ready.

  • rover10

    There is every chance, judging by these photographs and the new Mazda 3, that Mazda will be the new style leaders of the World. Yes, it’s still possible to create new styling if you are prepared to be bothered. Too many companies today fear visual progress and fall back on evolutionary design.

    • MarkoS

      Mazda does a great job at pushing the envelop while still evolving its designs, there is no mistaking a Mazda for anything else. Its challenge will be what’s after kudo.

  • no25

    come on, Mazda! surprise us all and create a Suburban rival!

  • MarkoS

    Looking forward to the Geneva Introduction, this should be something special. Mazda is doing a great job with its designs and not directly chasing existing markets, its filling in gaps instead. Its probably to much to hope for, but I would like to see what Mazda could do with a more rugged, outdoor lifestyle vehicle sitting between the CX-5 and CX-9. A AWD 6 Wagon wouldn’t hurt either.

  • DM

    A new global CX-4 based on the new Mazda 3 or CX-5 would seem logical. The new CX-3 could wait a year or two IMO, and a CX-7 that slots between the 5 and 9 does make sense although sales of bigger SUV´S with only 2 rows are not very good (Edge, Murano, Santa Fe).

    • MarkoS

      Its based on the New Global Platform that debuted on the new 3. The next CX-5 will likely be based on this too. A version of it.

  • crabbyolddad

    Funny how the manufacturers with numbered vehicles like Mazda and their 3,5, and 7 model and BMW with their similarly numbered models have decided to “fill in” the spaces with essentially redundant models but numerically sequential ones.

    Nothing like adding confusion to an already crowded automotive landscape. I guess a Corvette Mini Van is in the horizon as well.

  • Paul

    That concept is nice. Zoom, Zoom baby.

  • SteersUright

    I love Mazda, even though I’ll never buy one until they get proper powertrains. That said, any new Mazda model is a sign of their success and that makes me happy.

    • Kyle Newberry

      What do you mean proper powertrains? The current transmission is absolutely bullet proof, and far better than most overings in the segment. Now there is a 2.5T in the bigger ones, with AWD on the 3, I think the Turbo will be added later. But within the segment, what would you want instead?

  • Danny Boy

    Mazda, you can do no wrong in my book. If building all these SUV’S will help facilitate the production of my RX7,8,9 whatever ……, I’m down!! I really need for you all to show Toyota how its done! Pleeeeeeeeazzzzah!

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