Mazda CX-5, the all-new compact crossover SUV, is a production model based on the MINAGI Concept which was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show 2011. Also, 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. The CX-5 will join Mazda’s global line-up in 2012 and will be on display at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show
The new Mazda CX-5 will be introduced progressively to global markets beginning early in 2012. Developed around SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY including all-new Mazda petrol and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, body and chassis, the CX-5 delivers precise response and a high-quality, rewarding ride matched to outstanding environmental and safety performance.
The CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazda vehicles that will evolve the company’s hallmark fun-to-drive character by providing a new level of driving pleasure.
The Mazda CX-5 development team focused on form, performance, function and texture, investigated all points of contact between the driver and the vehicle, and examined how to make them more pleasing. Then they prioritized ergonomic design and concentrated on the most essential elements in order to provide a “purer” sense of driving pleasure.
Over the years Mazda has often explored the idea of ‘motion’ to inspire its unique vehicle designs. The new generation of Mazda cars, beginning with the CX-5 compact crossover SUV, is influenced by nature’s power and beauty.They have been evolved by taking the instantaneous movement of animals or humans as inspiration. This instantaneous movement is the ultimate form of motion, filled with vitality and emotion; it is the essence of Mazda’s new design language ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’.