Mazda CX-50 Hybrid Will Use a Toyota-Sourced Powertrain


Mazda CX-50 Hybrid Will Use a Toyota-Sourced Powertrain

Mazda will collaborate with Toyota on the upcoming hybrid version of the 2023 CX-50 crossover, as vehicle dynamics engineer Dave Coleman confirmed that the SUV’s gas-electric drivetrain will come from Toyota. The company isn’t sharing any further details on the CX-50 hybrid yet, but it will be Mazda’s first hybrid model since the Tribute, a twin to the Ford Escape.

The CX-50 already has ties to Toyota, as it will be built in a new factory in Alabama shared between the two automakers. However, Coleman said that the nonhybrid CX-50—which uses a Mazda platform and Skyactiv gasoline engines—does not share any parts with the Toyota Corolla Cross that’s also built there. The two crossovers are built on separate lines and fit into different size classes, with the Corolla Cross competing against subcompact SUVs and the CX-50 serving as a compact entry.

For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.

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