JDM: Mazda CX-5 Crossover

JDM: Mazda CX-5 Crossover

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
23 Feb 2012

Mazda Motor Corporation today announced the launch of the all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV through all Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealers throughout Japan. The CX-5 is to be launched in the crossover SUV market, which is growing all around the world, and will become a core model in the Mazda lineup.

The all-new CX-5 is the first model to adopt Mazda's breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY including gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, body and chassis, offering a predictable and refined driving experience together with outstanding fuel economy. Particular attention was paid to design, dynamic performance, functionality, environmental and safety performance, to offer customers a stylish vehicle with a predictable and responsive driving experience, insightful features that are useful to the customer that they can enjoy for a long time.

Takashi Yamanouchi, Mazda's Representative Director and Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, says, "In this day and age, being environmentally friendly is a given. We want to offer our customers outstanding environmental and safety performance together with driving enjoyment. To ensure that we can do so, Mazda has completely renewed all the basic elements of the car, from the powertrain including engine and transmission, to the body and the chassis. The first of Mazda's new generation of products to fully incorporate our SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is the CX-5. As we launch new products moving forward, Mazda will continue to offer all customers driving enjoyment combined with outstanding environmental and safety performance".

The all-new CX-5 has a line-up of two new-generation engines. The model equipped with Mazda's SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine meets Japan's Post New Long-Term Emissions Regulations without an expensive NOx after-treatment device, while at the same time delivering excellent fuel economy of 18.6km/L (JC08 mode), the highest of any SUV*2, and maximum torque of 420Nm, delivering powerful dynamic performance equivalent to a 4.0L, V8 gasoline engine. The SKYACTIV-G 2.0L model, equipped with the highly-efficient direct injection gasoline engine, also includes for the first time Mazda's 4-2-1 exhaust system. The driver can enjoy the linear and powerful driving sensation created by the feeling of oneness with the car, while at the same time benefiting from outstanding fuel economy of 16.0km/L (FWD model, JC08 mode).

Both models are subject to the Japan's tax incentives to promote eco-cars (eco-car tax reduction program), as well as tax breaks for the vehicle weight tax and vehicle acquisition tax incurred at time of purchase (the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 model is tax exempt, and the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 model has a 75% tax deduction). The SKYACTIV-D 2.2 model is also subject to the subsidies for measures designed to promote introduction of clean energy vehicles.

In terms of design, the CX-5 is the first model to fully embody Mazda's new design theme, KODO - SOUL of MOTION. With finely-honed vitality and dynamism, the car's styling is reminiscent of a cheetah about to pounce on its prey.

For the interior, Mazda's aim was to create an enjoyable space that is comfortable for everyone in the vehicle in any situation. The 40:20:40 split fold-down seat backs and karakuri folding configuration means that even when carrying long objects, two adults can sit comfortably in the rear seats. This functionality is offered as a standard feature for the XD L Package, the XD and the 20S grades. Other items offered as standard features for all grades include the door pockets with bottle holder to carry a one-liter bottle, and a function to display in the rearview mirror images from the side monitor and reverse guiding monitor to aid parking.

The CX-5 employs Mazda's new-generation SKYACTIV-BODY light weight, highly rigid body and all model grades come with curtain and front side airbags, Dynamic Stability Control system and Traction Control System as standard safety equipment Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), helping to mitigate the damage from a collision by automatically controlling brake operation is also introduced, as an advanced safety technology available in the CX-5.

Credits: wilswong

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