Check out this as yet unnamed small Mazda CUV that Autoblog snagged some pictures of. For now, let’s stick with Mazda’s current naming conventions and call it the CX5. In fact, that may be too confusing, given the presence of the Mazda 5 and MX-5. That’s part of the problem with this alphabet soup / number naming nonsense… there comes a point when no one knows what kind of car you’re talking about.
Back to the matter at hand, this new CX-5 is expected to ride on a modified Mazda 3 platform. With the Tribute expected to be on it’s way out soon, since Ford and Mazda aren’t BFF’s anymore, it’s only logical to add a new compact CUV to the stable. Since the CX-7 and CX-9 models have been pretty popular, sticking with this type of vehicle certainly makes sense.
Be sure to check out the full gallery at Autoblog.