(Summary: Prior to its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month, Mazda has released details and a few photos of the new CX-5. The vehicle is the first to showcase Mazda’s new technology previously only displayed on last year’s concept car, Shinari. The new design gives the CX-5 a dramatic look sure to catch the eye of prospective car buyers. The additional benefit of fuel economy coupled with impressive modern technology make the vehicle even more appealing. Smaller than the other CX versions, the CX-5 is nonetheless sure to make a big splash at dealerships in 2012.)
Mazda has unveiled details and photos of its new CX-5, just before its official September debut in the Frankfurt Auto Show. The compact crossover is the first to fully feature Mazda’s new green SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, with the“KODO – Soul of Motion” design theme. This breakthrough technology was introduced on the Mazda Shinari concept car last year.
The third in the CX series, the CX-5 is smaller than both the CX-7 and CX-9. The innovative design includes a distinctively bold front view and a more dynamic look overall. The SKYACTIV Technology is reflected in a new body and chassis, gasoline and diesel engines, and manual and automatic transmissions. Though lighter, the body is also sturdier, due to the use of high-strength steel.
The CX-5 will be available in Europe with a direct-injection 2.0 liter gasoline engine and a 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine, though it’s expected that the U.S. will see only the gasoline version. Mazda says each engine will offer improved fuel efficiency. More U.S. details are sure to be forthcoming in the L.A. Auto Show in November.
The car will likely be available at dealerships in early 2012. Pohanka Mazda of the Pohanka Automotive Group in Salisbury invites car buyers to check out the eagerly anticipated CX-5 upon its arrival.
In addition to Mazda, Pohanka of Salisbury dealerships also carry Honda, Toyota, Scion, Hyundai, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, and a host of certified pre-owned vehicles. The dealerships are all found on North Salisbury Boulevard, south of the Centre at Salisbury on what is known as “Pohanka Row.” Check out their website online at PohankaofSalisbury.com, and “like” them at facebook.com/PohankaAuto.
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