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Mazda names its new SUV the CX-5


Featuring the latest technology and design concepts, the Mzda CX-5 will go on sale in 2012

Mazda has announced that it its new compact crossover SUV will be called the Mazda CX-5.

The CX-5 will be the first production vehicle to incorporate Mazda’s new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’, as debuted on the Mazda Shinari concept car, as well as the full range of SkyActiv technologies, including engines, transmissions, body and chassis.

The “CX” in CX-5 represents Mazda’s line-up of crossover SUV vehicles, which also includes the Mazda CX-7 and Mazda CX-9. The CX-5 will be the compact model in the series.

SkyActiv is a suite of technologies, including completely redesigned, highly efficient, internal combustion gasoline and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, and an advanced body and chassis.

“The New York International Auto Show is going to be an important opportunity for Mazda to showcase the work of our design team. They’ve done a tremendous job with the SkyActiv range of technologies which will allow motorists around the world to enjoy the Zoom-Zoom driving experience while knowing they are making a positive impact on the environment and reducing their fuel bill at the same time,” says Andrew Clearwater, Managing Director for Mazda New Zealand.

The CX-5 will join Mazda’s global line-up in 2012.

Read Steve's review of Mazda's SkyActiv technology.

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