Here are Four Mazda Vehicles Not Currently Sold in the US
For awhile now, the US market has been waiting for the diesel-like gas-powered Skyactiv-X engine variant of the Mazda3. It’s already available in Europe and has seen great success.
While waiting for the engine to come of over, we got to thinking: which other Mazda vehicles aren’t available in the US?
The Mazda2 is a subcompact economy vehicle similar to the Honda Fit or Toyota Yaris. In fact, it is so similar to the Toyota Yaris that they are actually the same car. The Toyota Yaris iA (produced in 2017-2018) as well as the regular Toyota Yaris (produced 2019-2020), are rebranded versions of the Mazda2 platform.
Many people in the US were confused when Mazda released the CX-30. It makes sense for a vehicle that slots in between the CX-3 and the CX-5 to be called the CX-4. Well, it turns out that the CX-4 already exists. It’s a coupe-styled crossover that somewhat resembles a wagon. It’s been in production since 2016…but only in China.
The Mazda CX-8 has been described as a three-row CX-5. Given how popular the CX-5 is here in the States, it seems like a no brainer that it should be sold here. However, the CX-8 is shorter than the CX-9. Also, it was originally only produced with a diesel engine, which is a much less popular fuel type in the US.
The Mazda BT-50 is the Mazda pickup truck. Older models were based off of the Ford Ranger platform, but for 2021 the BT-50 is getting completely redesigned. Part of the new design is switching over to the Isuzu D-Max platform. The current BT-50 features two diesels engines, a 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel and a 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbodiesel. The 2021 BT-50 will likely have similar options.
Interested in a Mazda that IS sold in the US?
If you’d like more details on Mazda models mentioned above—like the CX-30, the CX-5, or the CX-9—then give Hall Mazda a call. We can fill you in on vehicle specs, available options, financing opportunities, and more.