As the new Mazda CX-5 goes on display at the IAA, the company released further details on its first ‘new generation’ vehicle.
There are many ‘new’ thing abuot the CX-5: all-new gasoline and diesel engines, all-new manual and automatic transmissions, plus an all-new bodyshell, new suspension and a choice of two- or four-wheel drive. And of course it’s the fist car to features new Skyactiv technologies. But Mazda promises its fun to drive factor remains intact.
The engine line-up for CX-5 will include Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G 2.0 direct-injection petrol engine (165ps/210Nm) and its SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine with a two-stage turbocharger available with two outputs 150ps/380Nm and 175ps/420Nm. Targeted fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the CX-5 models with front-wheel drive and manual transmission are 47.1mpg / 139g/km (petrol) and 62.8mpg / 119g/km for the 150ps diesel.
Mazda CX-5 will be one of the lightest and most aerodynamic vehicles in its class (Cd 0.33), which contributes to its outstanding fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. Mazda’s engineers have focused on achieving exceptional environmental performance for a compact SUV. The diesel engines meet Euro 6 emissions standards without the need for an expensive NOx after-treatment system.
In terms of practicality, the new CX-5 measures at 4,540mm long, 1,840mm wide and 1,670mm high with a 2,700mm wheelbase, CX-5 will have generous front legroom, class-leading 997mm rear legroom and a cavernous boot (500 litres with the rear seats upright). Easy-to-use Karakuri functionality features the world’s first 40/20/40 split independent rear seats.
Also at IAA Mazda will showcase the upgraded Mazda3:
Making its European premiere alongside the CX-5 on Mazda’s stand at Frankfurt Show was the new upgraded version of Mazda’s best-selling model, the Mazda3, promising more dynamism and less CO2. Mazda3 Upgrade has more muscular visual appeal with a new front bumper designed for exceptional aerodynamic performance, a revised rear bumper and new twist-spoke alloy wheel designs. Inside, premium materials, new seat trims and the consistent use of white graphics in the Multi-Information Display (MID) and the sporty twin-meter dials, further enhance the driver orientated cockpit. Measures have also been taken to reduce road and wind noise for a quieter cabin for all to enjoy.
Fuel economy is enhanced thanks to the model’s refined aerodynamics and handling is improved, with the upgraded Mazda3 delivering a more consistent and linear driving feel.