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2013 Mazda CX-5 looks better without the camouflage

Published by Mazda Blogs on September 14th, 2011

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2013 Mazda CX-5

As you might recall, we recently spent some time behind the wheel of a camouflaged Mazda CX-5 prototype in Iceland. And while we walked away impressed with our short stint behind the wheel, the fact that the car was covered in cheetah paper meant we couldn’t quite see the final design – until now.

It’s a good-looking crossover, this CX-5, keeping true to Mazda’s original Minagi concept that first bowed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. What’s more, the CX-5 will be a much-welcomed replacement for the Ford-supplied Tribute crossover – a vehicle that never really set the sales charts on fire.

When we drove the CX-5, we were very impressed with the SkyActiv 2.0-liter gasoline engine, though we’re still crossing our fingers that Mazda will offer the 2.2-liter diesel powerplant here in the United States. Nevertheless, we give the CX-5 two thumbs up, and you can see the final road-ready version in our attached high-res image gallery.

2013 Mazda CX-5 looks better without the camouflage originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 14 Sep 2011 07:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda reveals 2012 CX-5 softroader ahead of Frankfurt

Published by admin on August 23rd, 2011

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2012 Mazda CX-5

Mazda has finally given us all a peek at the company’s all-new 2012 CX-5 small crossover ahead of its debut at September’s Frankfurt Auto Show. The high-riding five door is draped in the automaker’s new “Kodo” design language and relies on a host of SkyActiv engine and transmission options. European buyers will be able to choose between a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a 2.2-liter diesel powerplant, both with lofty 14:1 compression ratios. Each engine will be available in Standard Power and High Power iterations, and the high compression ratio helps return improved efficiency.

So far, details are scarce on exactly what kind of transmission options will be available at launch, though whispers kicking around the web have indicated that a six-speed manual gearbox is likely, as well as an available six-speed automatic. Expect to see serious engineering advances in both transmissions designed to serve up increased fuel economy.

Mazda says that the company’s Kodo design language stands for “Soul of motion.” Whatever it means, we think it’s a huge improvement over the Joker-smile faces of the outgoing Nagare era. The Mazda CX-5 is set to debut in Frankfurt on September 13, and the CUV is confirmed for sale in the North American market. Check out the gallery above and Hit the jump for the press release.

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Mazda reveals 2012 CX-5 softroader ahead of Frankfurt originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 02 Aug 2011 09:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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