Mazda Raises the Curtain on the New CX-5

Mazda will be debuting their CX-5 compact crossover and the Mazda3 featuring Skyactiv Technology in Frankfurt.

Mazda has just released some fresh photos of the new CX-5. The photos depict the mini CX-7 perusing around a roadway and making use of its new Skyactiv Technology and also a 'ghost image' showing its internal mechanisms. The CX-5 will debut in Europe and feature two options under the hood: a Skyactiv 2.0-liter gasoline engine or Skyactiv 2.2-liter diesel motor. The Skyactiv engines will make their way to the U.S. on the 2012 Mazda3 and eventually come over on other models.

The Japanese automaker's new engines are smaller and more fuel-efficient. They also include direct-injection. The new Mazda features a 'Kodo' style which takes its cue from the concept that debuted in Geneva, the Minagi. The interior is a bit bland and there may be 1 or 2 or 4 too many buttons on the steering wheel. The interior's mature style doesn't necessarily flow with the crossover's sporty and aggressive exterior but it still fits. The U.S. version of the new Mazda will feature a fuel-efficient direct-injected 2.0-liter inline-4-cylinder attached to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

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The Mazda CX-5 will be officially unveiled this September at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Mazda3 will also make its debut in Germany along with the new Skyactiv Technology.

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