Mazda teases secret new SUV bound for Geneva

By ahmadzulizwan, 06 February 2019

Mazda has announced that they will have a world premiere of a new SUV during the Geneva Motor Show beginning early March. Based on the teaser pic provided it certainly looks like a new CX-5 – based on those rear tail light design – but more likely it’s a new-gen CX-3. The first-generation model came to Malaysia late 2015, plus a facelift just last year. It still looks spectacular IMHO, but if there’s a new one we have little doubt anyone will kick up a fuss.

Mazda says the new SUV will include the Kodo design language (no surprise) and utilising the latest-generation Skyactiv Vehicle architecture first adopted by the new Mazda3. Mind you, the current CX-3 is based on the smaller Mazda2 so hopefully the upcoming crossover will be correspondingly larger.

The latter brings use of the new Skyactiv-X engine, which we have written about extensively here, here, and here. We’ve even driven a Mazda3 prototype mule powered by a Skyactiv-X engine in Portugal, so have a read.

Going to be an interesting Mazda booth at Geneva then, because the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition that’ll debut in a few days will also make its way to the same show.