2012 Mazda CX-5. Click image to enlarge
Hiroshima, Japan – Mazda announced it will hold the world premiere of the new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (September 13 through 25, 2011). The CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazda products that will adopt the full range of Mazda’s SkyActiv technology and new design theme, ‘Kodo – Soul of Motion’. SkyActiv technology includes all-new Mazda gasoline and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, body and chassis.
The engine line-up for the European specification CX-5 will include Mazda’s SkyActive-G 2.0 gasoline engine, and SkyActiv-D 2.2 diesel engine. Mazda focused on achieving exceptional environmental performance for a compact SUV and targeted CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km. The CX-5 is also the first production model to showcase Mazda’s new design theme, ‘Kodo– Soul of Motion’, which was previewed with the Mazda Shinari and Mazda Minagi concept cars. Unique themes of Kodo design include a prominent new front view with a bolder family face and dynamic styling that conveys a strong sense of vitality and agility.