We’ll see Mazda’s ‘new SUV’ next month in Geneva.
At last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda pitched a “new era” for its brand with the 2019 Mazda3. After seeing the model up close and personal, it’s hard for us to argue, as the model adopts the company’s SkyActiv-X powertrain and its i-Activ all-wheel drive system. Now, the new trend continues with this new SUV Mazda will debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Exactly what SUV is it? Based on what we can see, it may be a new Mazda CX-3. It’s definitely smaller than the CX-5, and we’ve been waiting for a full-fledged update since it was first introduced at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The company did give it minor updates for 2019, as has been their way before introducing next-generation models.
However, that may not be the case, as Mazda said in a statement that this is “a brand new addition to the Mazda lineup.” Beyond that, the company also said it will feature new Kodo design language and that SkyActiv-X engine.
Rumors out there suggest Mazda could split the difference between the CX-3 and CX-5, and introduce a “CX-4” model to the U.S. Technically, the CX-4 already exists exclusively for the Chinese market. That’s more like a wagon than the crossovers we get here in the U.S. Based on size, that might not be it, but it would be an all-new model to the U.S. market.
We’ll know more closer to the Geneva Auto Show, as the company may give us more teasers by then. Stay tuned for more updates!