How told In an interview with The Drive, Mazda Australia’s Managing Director Vinesh Bhindi, the first of the next-generation crossovers will arrive in 2022 and will be built on a new platform with rear-wheel drive and longitudinal engine layout. The mysterious model will receive a new gasoline inline-six, said the top manager. Most likely, we are talking about the successor of the CX-50 model, which has recently undergone another restyling – apparently, the final one. The main feature of the 2022 CX-5 is the uncontested four-wheel drive. In addition, the i-Activ AWD system will now become standard for all crossovers of the brand – at least in the US market.