On the release of the new CX-5 model, Tanaka said: “The ride and handling are very nice with a significant advantage over its competitors.”
The Mazda CX-5 will go up against the likes of the Ford Kuga and Nissan Qashqai as well as offering an alternative to more luxury models such as the Range Rover Evoque when it goes on sale in the UK early in 2012.
Mazda says the CX-5 will be so impressive on the road because of the introduction of a new lightweight technology, new engines and better transmissions. This ‘Skyactiv’ technology affects both the engine and the body of the CX-5.
With the Skyactiv technology in place the new CX-5’s body is eight per cent lighter than its previous mode, which make it more agile on the road.
Reliable handling isn’t hindered however as Skyactiv also makes the CX-5’s body more rigid and solid, which is another element of Skyactiv which helps its handling and responsive steering on the road.
The technology also adds a new 1.3-litre Skyactiv-G engine, a 2.2-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel are also offered on the new CX-5. Mazda has aimed its new Skyactiv-G engine to have sub 120g/km emissions.
The new Mazda CX-5 compact SUV was first revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011.
Prices for the new Mazda CX-5 have not yet been released but are expected to be around the £21,000 mark.
Mazda vehicles are available from Perry’s dealerships, such as Barnsley and Huddersfield.