I think the rumor is 2021 will still be the same. 2022 is when change will start.
Saw this laughable "CX-50" render that looks nothing like a real Mazda.
One thing's for sure, no Mazda will come out looking like that clumsy design.
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Isn't the traditional model cycle five years minimum. 2017-2021 would complete the run and fall 2021 we will get our much ballyhooed 3rd gen CX-5(0).
That's what I've surmised as well. If true, it's pretty poor timing on Mazda NA's part. All other companies are pushing all sorts of SUVs/crossovers into the center of the table, and the best Mazda has done is goof around with tiny cars (Mazda3, CX-30, MX-30) that don't sell well in NA. They're completely whiffing on crossover craze by merely tinkering with the CX-5 and CX-9 and, most importantly, failing to offer something in between those two.
But smaller cars are in much higher demand in Asia and Europe, which combined equal a market greater than twice the size of North America, with a massively higher potential for growth. China alone is the largest auto market in the world.
Glorified hatches are fine for those markets, but Mazda NA has been their most successful market and they’ve been offering the same two SUVs for nearly a decade. That’s just bad business.
curious as to why you choose to lease then buyout..isn't that more expensive?Mazda president Akira Marumoto said the launch of the new platform, which will include the next-gen CX-5 (or, as as others have mentioned, likely renamed CX-50) has been pushed back to 2023. Don't know quite how that impacts the 2021 & 2022 CX-5's, but it in the current state of the automotive industry, combined with the current CX-5's being so well received, it wouldn't surprise me if they stand pat until the new platform launches.
And when it does, oh boy! Reportedly, it'll be RWD biased. Plus, expect Mazda to enter the hybrid/EV market since creating more flexibility for different emerging drivetrain technologies was cited as the reason for the delay in platform development.
Anyway, I'm already looking forward to 2023, and they wife and I are well positioned for the next-gen. We recently took out a 3-yr lease on a 2020 CX-5 GTR, and bought-out the lease on our previous 2017 CX-5 Touring. Assuming the 2023's live up to my imagined expectations, that'll come just in time for our next purchase/lease. I also expect to buy-out the lease on the 2020 and keep it too. So, we expect to continue to be a two CX-5 family (maybe three?).
It's what works for us. Taking advantage of lease deals keeps the monthly down. And buying it out at the end doesn't really make it more expensive; just spreads it out, with Mazda carrying the "unfinanced" part (the residual value) during the lease.curious as to why you choose to lease then buyout..isn't that more expensive?
It's what works for us. Taking advantage of lease deals keeps the monthly down.