Mazda CX-5 to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

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.
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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.