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The all-new CX-5 is Mazda's answer to the Toyota RAV4 and VW Tiguan and not only is it Mazda's first real shot at this market (the first was with a rebadged Ford Escape) but it's also the first Mazda to embrace what the company calls Skyactiv technology - that's their typo, not ours.
Skyactiv is basically a whole bunch of innovations that make the engines and transmissions more efficient and the body and chassis lighter all in the aim of reducing the car's carbon footprint.
On the engine front, European models will be offered with either a 2-litre petrol or 2.2 turbodiesel engine. Mazda hasn't disclosed the power outputs yet but expect them to be powerful for their respective sizes given the new technology. They'll be efficient too, with both engines boasting record-breaking compression ratios of 14:1. In fact, Mazda is aiming for the diesel model to fall below the 120g/km CO2 threshold.
The exterior design, which should qualify as handsome to most eyes, also breaks new ground for Mazda - this is the first production model to use the brand's new 'Kodo' design language first seen on the Shinari concept.
According to our contact at Mazda, the CX-5 is likely to come to South Africa but no dates can be given at this stage. The SUV will make its first public appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, so expect more pictures and information to surface around that time.
kodo schmodo, wrote
This "Kodo" design language is just a facade. This looks like a bigger version of the Mazda2, which is in any case their best looker in my opinion. A winning recipe, especially if they keep a competitive price- point (Well below the tiguan and CR-V, and slightly above the koreans), while retaining the build quality of the current crop of Mazdas.
@Tshepo: hahaha, that's a keeper.
@Anonymous. Don't rush for the meat before the gravyis ready
"""it's also the first Mazda to embrace what the company calls Skyactiv technology - that's their typo, not ours.""" Well your info is wrong irrespective of their typo. Skyactiv is introduced first on Mazda3 facelift.
Cant believe it, they ditch the dashboard from the concept. The outside is amazing though, even better than the minangi concept.
This article suffers from information deficiency. What about torque, power, prices (even European or American) just to compare with the so called rivals
Should be a winner if priced right. Unfortunately Mazda is playing catch-up in a very over-crowded market.
This is nowhere near as nice as the Rav4!
Looks much better than the ancient, dinosoar, TOYota Rav4.
Matthews Bantsijang, wrote
Is a smart car for a woman....
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