By on August 2, 2011


Mazda will show its all-new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, which is from September 13 through 25, 2011. According to Mazda’s press release, “the CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazda products that will adopt the full range of Mazda’s breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’. Pictures after the jump …

The Mazda CX-5 “will be progressively introduced to global markets from early 2012.”

The European spec CX-5 will be available with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine, as well as with a SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine in Standard Power and High Power versions.

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21 Comments on “Mazda To Show CX-5 At Frankfurt Auto Show – Pictures Here...”

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    If you’re a North American consumer and you liked the current microvan 5, you had better speak up now, because chances are it’ll vanish from these shores when this thing shows up.

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    Tight, non-gimmicky styling. I hope they sell a ton of them, and it encourages them to go in that styling direction. (Then again, I thought the CX-7 would be a smash too…)

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    I am a day or two from buying a Mazda3 HB for my wife and I couldn’t be any MORE ambivalent about that car. This CUV looks gooood. Should I buy the 3 now knowing we will want to trade it on this CUV in 6 months.

    Re: the Mazda 5. Sadly there is very little place for it in this market, other than Hertz, and it seems Mazda has got it right, now. Looks good in person.

    Oh, cue Mazda rust commentary in 3, 2, 1…

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      I’d wait, otherwise you’ll take a serious hit on the 3.

      I’ve only heard of the rust issues occuring where they salt the roads heavily. I had several issues with my 2006 Mazda3 GT wagon, in 18 months, but rust wasn’t one of them.

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    Excellent, much better styling. Glad to see that grill gone. On last thing to modifying. Mazda’s recent rim designs are really fidgety and overdone, no?

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    I don’t like the bustle-waist styling of their current SUV’s, but this actually looks pretty good. Mazda’s biggest weakness though is fuel economy. I like the way they drive, but the efficiency belongs 15 years ago.

    If this thing can manage the fuel economy, speed, and mountain-bike swallowing volume of a RAV4, but with better handling, count me in.

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      Yeah I think MPG’s supposed to be the big win for the Mazda SkyActive. I was thinking that this CUV should be equivalent to the Mazda3 S current mpg. It might do better in a CUV package. Or it might all be Mazda marketing hype. I know I don’t want a CUV of any brand, but my wife sure does.

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    I like everything I see here, but I am more in the Mazda 3 market. I hope that one gets as nice a styling update as this soon.

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    Meh. Looks like their designs will be swinging back to the hyper-conservative.
    Didn’t care for the grin, but this makes me sleepy. And I’m a big Mazda fan. Own three of ’90’s vintage. All three more stylish and efficient designs than I can find at a Mazda dealer today. They don’t have much financial/marketing cushion to afford this much drama. But I guess bland is better than ugly.

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    I have a soft spot for Mazda. But this snoz makes me think acura with the black beak.

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    Well, can’t wait for the M3 or the MX-5 to get this look. Interior still looks a bit bland but will have to wait for the Frankfurt auto show to bring us more detailed pics of the insides along with some specs. It’s not as awesome as the Minagi, but at least there’s no more deranged Pokemon smile, and better performance/fuel economy at the same time. Although I do wonder what a M2 or M5 would look like with a new face like this… that would certainly be a design exercise.

    Fingers crossed for a KODO design language RX-9 or MX-3, anyone?

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    I’m quite liking this – that face should look good on the next 3.

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    Wow, this looks quite good to me. Verra nice!

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