All-new Mazda SUV previewed, new CX-3 or CX-6?

February 5, 2019

Mazda is planning to unveil a new SUV at the Geneva motor show next month, and has sent out this mysterious teaser to get everyone thinking. What is it? Well…

It’s a bit of a difficult one. Mazda hasn’t provided any firm details, other than saying it will be “the second model in its new-generation lineup”. We suspect it’s referring to the new Mazda3 as the first of the new generation.

Mazda speaks of it being a “brand new addition” to the lineup as well, which suggests it might wear a badge never before seen on a Mazda vehicle. It will showcase a matured version of the Kodo design language that graces most of Mazda’s latest range, while packaging in refined quality “in all the areas that matter to drivers”.

Some speculations suggest it could be a ‘CX-6’ coupe-style SUV to slot between the CX-5 and CX-9, while others suggest it is more simply the next-gen CX-3. This latter option wouldn’t fall in line with the “brand new addition” remark, but Mazda could be playing with words to confuse us.

Mazda also confirms the SUV will be offered with its new Skyactiv-X sparkless ignition engine. This engine debuted with the 2019 Mazda3, which could give us some idea of the size of the new SUV. We’ll have to wait and see.

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In related news, Mazda is planning to unveil the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition later this week at the Chicago auto show. It will also be on display at Geneva, come March 5. Stay tuned.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.