June 19, 2024
SUVs & Crossovers

New Mazda CX-5 hybrid to feature in-house powertrain arriving later this year

The Mazda CX-5 continues to sell in significant numbers. U.S. dealers have consistently sold over 100,000 units annually since 2015 — surpassing 145,000 units per year since 2018. Despite expectations that the CX-5 would be overshadowed by the new CX-50, Mazda has announced plans to equip the next CX-5 with a Mazda-developed hybrid engine according to Page 19 of the automaker’s financial results for Q1 2024.

Mazda already offers PHEVs in the lineup with the CX-90 and CX-70 PHEV. The upcoming CX-5 hybrid will not be a plug-in, aligning its technology with the CX-50 and likely keeping pricing competitive. This in-house production will feature a Mazda SkyActiv four-cylinder engine, with CEO Masahiro Moro emphasizing its original design and enhanced capabilities. The hybrid’s power output and fuel efficiency are expected to fall between the CX-5’s existing gas and turbocharged variants.

The CX-5 hybrid is anticipated to be unveiled later this year or early next year. Additionally, Mazda’s financial results hint at a new all-electric Mazda on a dedicated platform set for release in 2027.


When will the CX-5 hybrid be released?
The CX-5 hybrid is expected to be revealed late this year or early next year.

What distinguishes the CX-5 hybrid from other models in the lineup?
The CX-5 hybrid will feature a Mazda-developed hybrid engine and is not expected to be a plug-in model.


The introduction of a hybrid variant for the Mazda CX-5 demonstrates Mazda’s commitment to electrifying its lineup and providing customers with more sustainable vehicle options. With the upcoming release of the CX-5 hybrid and future plans for an all-electric model, Mazda is poised to continue its success in the evolving automotive market.

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