Reportedly, the upcoming 2023 Mazda CX-5 may adopt the CX-50 nameplate next year and completely new look. In general, we can expect Mazda to continue with the popular Kodo design language that should be much more attractive. The CX-5 is a very important SUV for Mazda because its selling figures are growing each year.
For 2023, besides the exterior and more comfortable cabin, we should also expect some changes in the engine department. From what we heard, the manufacturer will use a new six-cylinder engine on both gasoline and diesel units. On top of that, both units should be integrated with a mild-hybrid technology in the guise of a 48-volt electrical system.
2023 Mazda CX-5 Redesign
In terms of styling, the upcoming 2023 Mazda CX-5 will probably be more modern than its predecessor. Some of the spy shots are available, but unfortunately, heavy camo doesn’t allow us to see changes beneath. From the available information, the forthcoming SUV will be built usinh a new architecture.
As we noticed, the spied model wears a more enlarged grille flanked by slimmer LED headlights. In the back, it will feature a much less inclined bezel than on the current model. The reason is clear, and Mazda aims to offer more space onboard and leave the dynamic silhouette to a newcomer.
The current generation of the Mazda CX-5 has been around since 2017, and Mazda has done an excellent job keeping it fresh every year so far. The last year’s model received a minor update featuring more quality materials and some great tech. For the 2023 model year, we should expect even more changes and some carryover elements.
Last year, one of the most significant updates was the new standard 10.25-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In general, everything depends on the chosen trim level. The current model also offers plenty of optional safety tech, and we should expect no less with the new variant.
2023 Mazda CX-5 Engine Specs
The Japanese automaker will use a new architecture that will support inline-six engines and mild-hybrid technology on the upcoming model. Mazda will most than likely introduce both new gasoline and diesel units. Interestingly, Mazda’s Skyactiv-X powertrains will use a mild-hybrid technology in the guise of a 48-volt electrical system.
Thanks to that, we should expect excellent fuel efficiency. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, while all-wheel drive comes optionally. Mazda says it is also working on a plug-in-hybrid powertrain that uses an inline-four gasoline engine, which could also make its way into these new models.
Release Date and Price
The new 2023 Mazda CX-5 will debut at the Los Angeles auto show in November 2021, and it should go on sale sometime next year. Because of plenty of new premium milieu, the upcoming SUV will likely start a few thousand dollars higher than the current CX-5 that costs $26,545.
However, there is also a possibility that Mazda will keep the existing CX-5 around even after the CX-50 arrives. In case you didn’t know, the company did the same with the smaller CX-3 and its replacement, the CX-30.