Mazda Motor Corporation will hold the world premiere of the all-new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (September 13-25, 2011). The Mazda CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazda products that will adopt the full range of Mazda's breakthrough SKYACTIV Technology and new design theme, 'KODO - Soul of Motion'.
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 Mazda CX-5 delivers precise response and a high-quality ride matched with outstanding environmental and safety performance.
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 available in Standard Power and High Power versions. Each engine has a record-breaking compression ratio of 14:1 for ideal efficiency. Mazda 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 engine model.
The Mazda 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.