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by Brett Davis

Despite having already revealed the all-new 2012 Mazda CX-5 SUV, Mazda has just released a little preview video showcasing a Mazda CX-5 prototype being driven in France. Mazda will officially unveil the new Mazda CX-5 at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

As previously reported, the Mazda CX-5 will feature a new SUV body modelled on the Mazda Minagi Concept. The design takes inspiration from Mazda’s latest Kodo design language, presenting a new Mazda face with a large front grille and central fascia, with the lower half outlined by chrome trimming.

Mazda Australia says it is still to finalise the CX-5’s position in the range relative to the other SUV models. It may fall beneath both the Mazda CX-7 and Mazda CX-9, although there is also the possibility it will replace the Mazda CX-7 altogether.

Definite engine specifications and details are yet to be confirmed, however, one option for the new CX-5 is said to be a 2.2-litre SkyActiv-D diesel engine producing 129kW of power and 420Nm of torque.

Mazda Australia has confirmed the Mazda CX-5 will be heading to our shores in 2012. More details will be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show which kicks off on September 13. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, take a look at the short Mazda CX-5 promotional film below for a bit of a taste of its proportions out on the road.




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