2011 Geneva Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Mazda's compact crossover concept provides a sneak peek at the upcoming CX-5.
- The concept displays the company's new "Kodo" design theme.
- The Minagi will showcase Mazda's Skyactiv engine, transmission and chassis technologies.
HIROSHIMA, Japan — The Mazda Minagi, which the Japanese automaker describes as a "compact crossover concept," will provide a sneak preview of the upcoming Mazda CX-5. The Minagi debuts in early March at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show.
The CX-5 will bear some family resemblance to the larger CX-7 and CX-9 crossovers, although Mazda says the Minagi concept displays the company's new "Kodo" design theme. Mazda's press release said only that the Minagi is "the forerunner to Mazda's next-generation products."
The automaker said the Minagi concept will showcase its Skyactiv engine, transmission, body and chassis technologies. Mazda's Geneva stand will display several of those technologies, including a direct-injection gasoline engine, a clean diesel and new automatic and manual transmissions.
Edmunds.com says: Look for a production version of the new CX-5 this fall at the Frankfurt auto show. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent