Mazda has just announced that the production version of the Mazda MINAGI Concept will be unveiled at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Mazda has also announced the all-new model will be called the Mazda CX-5.
Although specific details have been kept under wraps, Mazda says the new entry-level SUV will be the first production Mazda to present the company’s latest KODO ‘Soul of Motion’ design language. Mazda also says the CX-5 will be developed using the “full range of breakthrough SKYACTIV technologies including new-generation engines, transmissions, body and chassis”.
All of the SKYACTIV technologies will be developed focusing on minimising fuel consumption and providing superior eco-friendly emissions figures. The technologies also focus on keeping the car as light as possible using plenty of aluminium throughout, and developing high compression ratio petrol engines (around 14.0:1) and low compression diesel engines (also around 14.o:1).
As for the look of the car, the new Mazda CX-5 will take many design cues from the Mazda MINAGI Concept unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. This means it will present a funky and sporty layout garnished in modern details, including body-moulded exhaust outlets and sharp contours and kinks.