CX-7’s little brother, the compact crossover CX-5, based on the Shinari and Minagi concepts, will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
The compact SUV will use the Sky Active technology which is mostly known for the technological progress of the chassis, engines and transmissions.
As you can see from the picture, the CX-5 will have a new design with aggressive front lights and the body which will inspire agility and vitality.
Under the bonnet the Japanese crossover will be powered by a 2.0 liter petrol engine and a 2.2 liter diesel in two power versions, Standard Power and High Power, with all three units having a compression report of 14:1, a main element in saving fuel.
According to the manufacturer, the entry-level diesel version, which is developing 173 BHP, with rear-wheel drive and a manual Sky Active MT transmission, fitted with the start-stop system, will have CO2 emissions of just 120 g/km, which means a great improvement for the segment. The main rival to the new CX-5, VW Tiguan, provides 64 BHP less and still puts out 139 g/km.
The Mazda CX-5 won’t be the only model from the Japanese car manufacturer to hit the Frankfurt Motor Show and a facelifted Mazda 3 will also be present. With not enough information about the Mazda 3, we are expecting minor design changes on both inside and outside.