Official: Mazda CX-5 coming at Frankfurt Motor Show, official pictures image

  • CX-5 is built around breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY

This is the new Mazda CX-5, the third addition to the Japanese car company’s SUV line-up after the CX-7 and CX-9.

Previewed by the Minagi concept and revealed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the CX-5 is the first of Mazda’s new models to feature the company’s brand-new ‘Kodo’ design language. Unique themes of the Kodo design language include a prominent new front view with a bolder family face and dynamic styling.

The Skyactiv technology consists of downsized, direct-injection engines that are more fuel-efficient than their predecessors, with new transmissions that are both more efficient and responsive. The engine line-up for the European specification CX-5 will include Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine and SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine, which will be available in Standard Power and High Power versions.

The automaker said that its engineers focused on achieving environmental performance for a compact SUV and targeted CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km for the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 engined model. CX-5-specific power and performance figures have not been revealed, although it is known that the SkyActiv-G 2.0-liter engine produces 113kW and 194Nm of torque in the 2012 Mazda3 SP20.

UK sales of the new Mazda CX-5 commence in early 2012.

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