Mazda North American has unveiled the Mazda CX-50 crossover SUV, soon to be released for the North American market.

With its new crossover SUV, Mazda aims to meet the needs of local customers, especially those in the U.S. It will be the first model to be produced at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A., a joint venture factory between Mazda and Toyota, in Huntsville, AL.

The model offers a choice between a turbo-charged 2.5-liter gasoline engine (Skyactiv-G 2.5T) or a 2.5-liter gasoline engine (Skyactiv-G 2.5) for the powertrain. It also provides i-Activ AWD as a standard feature across all model grades.

In addition to confirming that production on the ICE versions of the vehicle would begin in January 2022, Mazda also revealed that a hybrid version will be introduced in the coming years.