The all-new Mazda CX-5 will be among the many unveilings at the upcoming 2011 Frankfurt auto show in September. The CX-5 crossover SUV is the first of a new generation of Mazda products that will adopt the full range of Mazda's new Skyactiv Technologies as well as its new `KODO – Soul of Motion' design theme.
Details of the U.S. version have not yet been revealed but the CX-5, which will be progressively introduced to global markets from early 2012, will include the full range of Skyactiv Technologies, which include all-new 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 SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine and SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine, which will be available in Standard Power and High Power versions. According to Mazda, each engine has a record-breaking compression ratio of 14:1 for ideal efficiency. Mazda says its engineers focused on achieving exceptional environmental performance for a compact SUV and targeted CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km for the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 engined model.
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 the KODO design theme include a prominent new frontal treatment with a bolder Mazda family face and more dynamic styling that conveys a strong sense of vitality and agility.
Joining the CX-5 on Mazda's stand at the Frankfurt Show will be an upgraded . This popular Mazda, which often tops the overall sales chart in Canada for example, will deliver lower CO2 emissions, more sporty and stable driving dynamics, along with an updated interior and exterior design and higher quality levels, according to Mazda.
Although Mazda has not yet said so, we imagine the new CX-5 will be labeled as a 2013 model since it will not go on sale until next year. In the meantime, if you want to know more about Mazda's Skyactiv technologies you can find out more .