Mazda CX-50

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The more I look, the more I intend to say that this a Front wheel driven car. It is not a RWD with AWD car. Just look at the front brake calipers, they are positioned in the front end of the car, like they are for a front wheel car and not in the back of the rotor, like in RWD platforms. Kind of disappointing and my guess this is a new SUV, which seems to be on a large platform, but front wheel driven.

You could be right, but apparently there are some exceptions. This blog post identifies some rear-based AWD cars and RWD cars with front brake calipers in the leading position (Nissan GTR, Porsche Cayenne, FR-S/BRZ twins), along with some explanations for why.

We may just have to wait and see.
 

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I may have missed it, do we know if the CX-50 will be a separate model from a continuing CX-5 model or is it replacing it?

I would hope its still two separate models.
 
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I may have missed it, do we know if the CX-50 will be a separate model from a continuing CX-5 model or is it replacing it?

I would hope its still two separate models.
I don't recall seeing any news on discontinuing the cx-5. I think it'll likely be the trend with cx-3 in tandem with cx-30 for a year or two.
 
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Since the news with the EV's popped up, its interesting that nobody is paying a close attention to they're large architecture. From the picture below, along the inline six with 48V mild hybrid, it seems like they are going with a double wishbone suspension, which is amazing news imo and a multilink setup in the rear. Anybody else notice anything interesting ?

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Since the news with the EV's popped up, its interesting that nobody is paying a close attention to they're large architecture. From the picture below, along the inline six with 48V mild hybrid, it seems like they are going with a double wishbone suspension, which is amazing news imo and a multilink setup in the rear. Anybody else notice anything interesting ?

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Absolutely! Reads like a bargain BMW X3 M40i. Although, in that engine’s current configuration I’m a little confused by the plumbing running across the top of the valve cover. Maybe it’s a turbo sans intercooler plumbing in that photo?
Maybe an air-to-water intercooler hiding on the passenger side?
 
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Absolutely! Reads like a bargain BMW X3 M40i. Although, in that engine’s current configuration I’m a little confused by the plumbing running across the top of the valve cover. Maybe it’s a turbo sans intercooler plumbing in that photo?
Maybe an air-to-water intercooler hiding on the passenger side?

That might be the turbocharger. I posted this on another topic in the CX50 section. Since this is mounted longitudinal, 34 might be the one that is coming on top of the engine.
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More details from a Q&A session with Mazda in Japan.


for the large group, which is scheduled to go into production at the end of this fiscal year, the company has developed a longitudinal (engine) architecture with a multi-solution architecture that can accommodate 48V mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, inline four-cylinder and inline six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. This completes the "Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture". During the question and answer session, Mr. Hirose also revealed that the company intends to hold a technical presentation and hands-on experience session for this large product line from the latter half of 2021 to the first half of 2022.