Mazda Unwraps Skyactive?, Kodo and CX-5 at Frankfurt

?Over the years, Mazda has been the innovator in breakthrough technology producing revolutionary new engines like the rotary and the Miller Cycle engine.? While neither those engine efforts have produced a significant marketing success, they have questioned conventional engine design.

Mazda?s next new technology will debut in September at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, with the introduction of the all-new CX-5 compact crossover SUV.? Joining the Mazda CX-7 and CX-9 crossovers the CX-5 will be the first vehicle to adopt the full range of Mazda?s latest and greatest SKYACTIV? TECHNOLOGY and new design theme, ?KODO – Soul of Motion.?

The SKYACTIV? TECHNOLOGY engine is the world?s first gasoline engine for mass produced vehicle to archived a high compression ratio of 14.0:1.? Mazda engineers say the increased compression results in a 15 percent increase in fuel efficiency and torque.

The Mazda CX-5 evolves Mazda?s hallmark fun-to-drive character and will be progressively introduced?to global markets from early 2012. Developed around the full range of SKYACTIV? TECHNOLOGY ??including all-new Mazda gasoline and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, body and?chassis ? the CX-5 delivers precise response and a high-quality ride matched with environmental and safety performance.

The engine lineup for the European specification CX-5 will include Mazda?s SKYACTIV?-G 2.0?gasoline engine SKYACTIV?-D 2.2 diesel engine available in Standard Power and High Power?versions. Mazda has not yet announced availability of the diesel version in the U.S.

The CX-5 is also the first production model to showcase Mazda?s new design theme, ?KODO ? Soul of?Motion?, which was previewed with the Mazda SHINARI and Mazda MINAGI concept cars. Unique?themes of KODO design include a prominent new front view with a bolder family face and dynamic?styling that conveys a strong sense of vitality and agility.

 

 

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