After being officially presented earlier this year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Japanese based automaker Mazda has decided to unveil its 2013 CX-5 at the Tokyo Motor Show too.
With the SkyActiv word being used repeatedly, Mazda has introduced the new generation of the CX-5 at the Japanese automotive event, and even if the prototype has been shown before in several occasions earlier this year, the model represents the SUV in its final form. Initial rumors were saying that the new generation of the CX-5 would debut with the SkyActiv-D diesel under its hood, but the North American automotive even has proven to us that the crossover is using the all-new SkyActiv-G, which, thanks to direct injection and other tricks used by the manufacturer, have allowed it to run on 87 octane fuel.
The SkyActiv-G 2.0 liter direct injection I-4 engine is developing a total output of 155 horsepower and has a peak torque of 150 lb-ft and the SkyActiv-D, which has just become available to the crossover, comes with a 2.2 liter diesel unit which is developing 150 or 175 horsepower. Mazda says that the new generation of the compact crossover is offered with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission, with the all-wheel drive being available only with the automatic gearbox.