New Mazda CX-50 SUV will debut Nov. 15, teases off-road performance

Mazda says there's "always a new terrain," and the CX-50 may help it discover just that.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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Check out the video below for the teaser because Mazda didn't give us any photos.

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We're approaching a new Mazda SUV reveal, everyone. On Monday, the Japanese automaker issued a teaser on Twitter for its new CX-50 SUV. This will be a brand-new model based on the company's small car platform and related to the CX-30 and Mazda3

Really, the teaser does just that: teases the SUV. We don't even get a good, hard look at the car in any way during the short video attached to the tweet. We can simply make out the new vehicle motoring along on a dirt trail of sorts from the viewpoint of someone watching from the trees above. From the way Mazda's approaching this, it sounds the CX-50 will try and tackle a little more off-road credibility than some Mazda SUVs before it.

You might think the CX-50 will be an outright replacement for the CX-5. Well, it's not. Instead, Mazda continues to consistently update the CX-5 as an entry-level model, while its new double-digit nomenclature SUVs introduce all the real new stuff. The CX-50 kicks things off before we're treated to a new CX-70 and a CX-90 to replace today's CX-9. The CX-70 and CX-90 will introduce turbocharged inline-six engines with plug-in hybrid powertrains with new platforms to boot.

The CX-50 starts the party off, though. We'll learn all about it when Mazda's ready to show us the whole shebang on Nov. 15. Stay tuned.

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