The CX-5 will be the first production vehicle to incorporate Mazda's 'KODO - Soul of Motion' design theme that premiered on the Mazda SHINARI concept car last year.
When it appears in Mazda showrooms around the world next year, the compact SUV will feature a full range of Mazda's SkyActiv technologies, including new-generation engines, transmissions, bodyshell design and chassis engineering.
The "CX" in CX-5 is Mazda's official designation for its global line-up of crossover SUV vehicles, which also includes the Mazda CX-7 and Mazda CX-9 - depending on individual markets. The CX-5 will be the compact model in the series.
In production form, the Mazda CX-5 will make its international debut at this year's Frankfurt International Motor Show to be held in Germany in September, before going on sale in 2012.Mazda CX-5 pioneers new way of building
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