Frankfurt: New Mazda CX-5 revealed image

Being the first of a new generation which will adopt the SkyActiv Technology, the compact crossover SUV CX-5 was revealed at Mazda’s stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show, being expected to go on sale in the United Kingdom next year, with all the new gasoline and diesel engines, mated to all new manual and automatic transmissions, “wrapped” in the new bodyshell.

“Mazda3 Upgrade has more muscular visual appeal with a new front bumper designed for exceptional aerodynamic performance, a revised rear bumper and new twist-spoke alloy wheel designs. Inside, premium materials, new seat trims and the consistent use of white graphics in the Multi-Information Display (MID) and the sporty twin-meter dials, further enhance the driver orientated cockpit. Measures have also been taken to reduce road and wind noise for a quieter cabin for all to enjoy”, as a Mazda official statement reads.

Mazda says that its new CX-5 generation is 4.540 mm long, 1.840 mm wide, 1.670 mm high and its wheelbase is 2.700 mm, bragging with generous front and rear legroom and a 500 liters boot. The automaker announced that the engine line-up for the new CX-5 will include the SkyActiv-G 2.0 direct injection petrol unit, delivering 165 PS and 210 Nm of torque and the SkyActive-D 2.2 diesel, coming with a two-stage turbocharger delivering 150 PS and 380 Nm of torque in stage one, while the stage two provides 175 PS and 420 Nm.

The automaker also announced that the new CX-5’s average fuel consumption, with the front-wheel drive and manual transmission, is 47.1 mpg (European) and 139g/km CO2 emissions for the petrol engine, while the diesel will have 62.8 mpg and 119g/km in the 150 PS version.

The Japanese car manufacturer says that the new compact crossover SUV in its line-up will hit the UK dealerships starting next year but its prices remain unknown for the moment.