Frankfurt preview: Mazda to unveil CX-5

First to carry brand's Skyactiv technology
Aug 3, 2011
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Mazda CX-5

Mazda Motor Corporation will unveil the all-new CX-5 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, just four months after it confirmed plans to produce the compact crossover sport-utility vehicle.

The CX-5 is the first of Mazda's next-generation vehicles designed to carry the brand's Skyactiv technology. It is also the first to reflect Mazda's new Kodo or Soul of Motion design theme.

"The Mazda CX-5 evolves Mazda's hallmark fun-to-drive character and will be progressively introduced to global markets from early 2012. Developed around the full range of Skyactiv technology--including all-new Mazda gasoline and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, body and chassis--the CX-5 delivers precise response and a high-quality ride matched with outstanding environmental and safety performance," Mazda said in a statement.

In Europe, where the new Mazda CX-5 will debut next month, the market will enjoy the compact crossover equipped with the brand's Skyactiv-G 2.0 gasoline engine and Skyactiv-D 2.2 diesel engine in standard-power and high-power versions.

With the Skyactiv technology, Mazda is targetting carbon dioxide emissions of less than 120 grams per kilometer for the diesel powerplant with front-wheel drive, manual transmission and i-stop system.

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