Mazda starts production of 2023 CX-50 in Alabama plant

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Yesterday, January 26, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced that it is commencing the production of the 2023 CX-50 SUV at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) plant in Alabama.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Where will the Mazda CX-50 be made?

    The Mazda CX-50 will be made in the MTM plant, Alabama.
  • When will the CX-50 be released?

    According to Mazda, the CX-50 SUV will be released in the US anytime from March to June.
  • The MTM plant in Huntsville is a US$2.3 billion joint venture partnership between Mazda Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation. MTM began operation in September 2021 and will produce 300,000 vehicles annually. Up to 150,000 units are expected to be built each year for both Toyota and Mazda.

    “This is an exciting day for both MTM team members and MNAO employees to celebrate the first CX-50 to roll off the Discovery Line at MTM. The production of the CX-50 here signifies the importance of the North American market to Mazda and our commitment to investing in the US,” said MNAO President and CEO Jeff Guyton.

    The first-ever CX-50 SUV produced in the US was made specifically for the North American market. It will be equipped as standard with the latest i-Activ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) technology and new Mazda Intelligent Drive Select, or Mi-Drive.

    At launch, the CX-50 will be available with Mazda’s efficient powertrains, Skyactiv-G 2.5 naturally aspirated engine, or Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine and paired with a responsive six-speed automatic transmission. In the coming years, the CX-50 will also be offered with electrified powertrains, including a traditional hybrid model. More information about our electrified models will be shared at a later date.

    Inside, the Mazda CX-50 will feature the company’s first-ever panoramic moonroof, high-strength roof rails, as well as reinforced B-pillars and door jambs.

    The Mazda CX-50 will be made available in US dealerships in spring (from March to June).

    Photo from Mazda

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