Mazda reveal more details on CX-5
Mazda has published more images of its new compact crossover SUV, the CX-5, which faces it world debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday 13 September.
The CX SUV range was first launched by Mazda back in 2007. The CX-5 will slot in as the compact model in the line-up, joining previously launched mid sized CX-7 and the full sized CX-9.
The CX-5 is the first production vehicle to incorporate Mazda’s new design theme called ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’, which was showcased with the SHINARI and MINAGI concept cars at the Geneva Motor Show back in March.
The CX-5 will also incorporate a full range of Mazda’s SKYACTIV technologies, designed to reduce weight and improve efficiency in Mazda’s road cars.
This means all new petrol and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, and all new body and chassis have been made by Mazda for its new SUV.
The engine range for European models includes a SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engine plus a 2.2 litre diesel version, available in ‘Standard Power’ and ‘High Power’. The 2.2 litre diesel engine has a targeted CO2 emissions output of less than 120g/km.
The Mazda CX-5 will be presented by the Japanese automaker during its official press conference at the Frankfurt Motor Show at 2.15pm local time.
An upgraded version of the Mazda3 will also be presented on the company’s stand in Frankfurt. The latest hatchback promises to deliver lower CO2 emissions, better driving dynamics and a higher quality design.