IRVINE, Calif. — Mazda North American Operations has selected the Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail tire as the original equipment fitment on the Meridian Edition of the 2023 Mazda CX-50 compact crossover.
The CX-50 is a new model from Mazda that offers a rugged style and cargo space optimized for rear seat comfort and loading more outdoor equipment, according to Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc., distributor of the Falken brand.
The four-door, five-passenger CX-50 liftback will offer more off-road and towing capabilities — up to 3,500 pounds with the turbo motor — to those seeking more adventure without giving up the smooth-riding and sporty qualities typically associated with Mazda vehicles.
The Meridian Edition is part of the CX-50 Turbo line-up and includes Mazda's i-Activ All-Wheel Drive system, with 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped with the Wildpeak A/T Trail tires, size 225/60R18, and features two exterior paint color options with unique hood graphics.
Mazda also indicated it will offer an Apex Package that will add roof-mounted crossbars, a roof platform and additional outdoor accessories.