Mazda lauds new ‘wallet-friendly’ CX-5

Mazda’s new CX-5 made its world premier at the Frankfurt Motorshow and is the first model to feature the manufactures Skyactiv technology that is said to deliver major fuel savings and emission reductions.

The new Skyactiv technology is said to be reflected in lower vehicle operating costs, reduced fuel bills and savings in vehicle-related taxes such as Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).

The engine line-up will include Mazda’s 165ps Skyactiv-G 2.0 petrol engine and Skyactiv-D 2.2 diesel engine, which will be available in 150ps and 175ps versions.

Mazda’s engineers have targeted CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km for the two-wheel drive Skyactiv-D 2.2 Mazda CX-5. The 150ps derivative has a CO2 emissions figure of just 119g/km and combined cycle fuel economy of 62.8mpg.

Meanwhile, the Skyactiv-G 2.0 petrol engine has a CO2 emissions figure of 139g/km and combined cycle fuel economy of 47.1mpg.

The Mazda CX-5 features the full range of Skyactiv Technology including improved aerodynamics, chassis weight reduction of 14 per cent and new manual and automatic transmissions matched to the new engines.

One of Mazda’s new technological features of Skyactiv includes the i-stop. This is a system of which when your car is stationary for a short period of time the engine will automatically turn its self off, then when you are ready to drive again it will automatically turn its self back on.

Mazda Fleet and Remarketing Director Steve Jelliss said the car would offer ‘of wallet-friendly motoring, driving pleasure and excellent environmental and safety performance’.

He added: “The Mazda CX-5 heralds the introduction of a portfolio of breakthrough technologies.”

Mazda will go on sale in the UK in 2012 and prices will be announced closer to the launch date.