The Japanese based automaker Mazda will present a customized version of the CX-5 crossover at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon.

Even if there is no official word on this yet, with Mazda keeping it a secret until the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon will open its gates next month, we still know that the automaker will reveal a customized version of the CX-5 at the Japanese event. Rumors say that the Mazda CX-5 which will hit the Tokyo Auto Salon in January 2012 will come with a tart-up job, combining a red exterior body color with some alloy wheels painted in matte-black, the ride height will be lowered and a possible engine boost might also be in the books. Besides the customized version of the CX-5, Mazda will also present the standard model, during the same automotive event.

The new Mazda CX-5 isn’t that new after all and the crossover has already been presented to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show, at the Los Angeles Auto Show and at the Tokyo Motor Show. The version which was introduced at the Japanese event in December had used the SkyActiv-G 2.0 liter direct injection I-4 engine, with its 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. The SkyActiv-D has also been presented, with the 2.2 liter diesel unit generating 150 or 175 horsepower. Mazda says that the new generation of the compact crossover will be offered with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission, with the all-wheel drive system being available only with the automatic gearbox.


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