Mazda CX-5 Unveiled Ahead of 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show


  • 2013 Mazda CX-5 @ 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    The all-new Mazda CX-5 made its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. It will square off against the popular Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. | September 14, 2011

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2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The all-new Mazda CX-5 will make its world debut next month at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.
  • The CX-5 will square off against the popular Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4.
  • Mazda describes the CX-5 as the "first of a new generation."

HIROSHIMA, Japan — The all-new Mazda CX-5, a compact crossover that will square off against the popular Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4, has been unveiled ahead of its public introduction next month at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Mazda said the CX-5 will be "progressively introduced to global markets from early 2012."

The automaker describes the CX-5 as the "first of a new generation of Mazda products," built around the company's Skyactiv engines and transmissions and embodying Mazda's latest design theme, dubbed Kodo — Soul of Motion, previewed in the Shinari and Minagi concepts.

The CX-5 will come with a choice of Skyactiv high-compression, direct-injection four-cylinder engines, including 2.0-liter gasoline and 2.2-liter diesel units in standard and high-output variants, along with a choice of new Skyactiv automatic and manual transmissions.

Mazda said the Kodo design theme on the CX-5 features "a prominent new frontal treatment with a bolder Mazda family face and more dynamic styling that conveys a strong sense of vitality and agility."

Edmunds.com says: Mazda has been missing a competitive entry in this increasingly popular segment.

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