Mazda aims to put the soul into motoring

The CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazda.

THE world premiere has taken place of the all-new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV.
The CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazdas to adopt the carmaker’s SKYACTIV Technology and its design theme ‘KODO — Soul of Motion’.
Due to go on sale here next year, the CX-5 will have new petrol and diesel engines, new auto and manual gearboxes, new suspension and come with a choice of two or four-wheel drive.
Its bold exterior design was inspired by the speed and agility of animals like the cheetah — that simultaneously expresses SUV-like solidity and functionality with Mazda’s characteristic sense of vitality and agility.
The Mazda CX-5 will be one of the lightest and most aerodynamic vehicles in its class (Cd 0.33) giving improved fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.  The Japanese carmaker’s engineers have focused on achieving exceptional environmental performance for a compact SUV.  Every engine has a compression ratio of 14:1 for better efficiency and features Mazda’s fuel saving ‘i-stop’ system.
The engine line-up for CX-5 will include Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G 2.0 direct-injection petrol engine (165ps/210Nm) and its SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine with a two-stage turbocharger available with two outputs 150ps/380Nm and 175ps/420Nm.
Claimed  fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for front-wheel drive and manual transmission models are 47.1mpg /139g/km (petrol) and 62.8mpg /119g/km for the diesel, which meets Euro 6 emissions standards.
The CX-5 has generous front legroom, class-leading rear legroom and a huge boot (500 litres with the rear seats upright).  The car has 40/20/40 split independent rear seats.  Cabin ergonomics are driver-oriented and there is higher quality trim, enhanced equipment and lower noise levels, to give an enjoyable and rewarding driving experience.

The CX-5 bares its soul….