Mazda Minagi Concept Previews New CX-5

2011 Geneva Auto Show


  • Mazda Minagi Concept @ 2011 Geneva Auto Show

    The Mazda Minagi, which the Japanese automaker describes as a "compact crossover concept," will provide a sneak preview of the upcoming Mazda CX-5. | March 02, 2011

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2011 Geneva Auto Show

Just 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

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