New CX-5 a greener option

MAZDA will be showcasing its new design and technology themes at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September with the arrival of the new, low-carbon CX-5 compact SUV.

The new model, one variant of which Mazda is aiming to push below the 120g/km of CO2 mark, uses a range of new and integrated technologies that Mazda groups together under the name SkyActiv.

There are two new engines; a SkyActiv-G 2.0-litre petrol and a SkyActiv-D 2.2-litre diesel, which will be available in standard and high power versions.

The standard power diesel, paired with a new SkyActiv manual gearbox and ‘i-stop’, Mazda’s engine stop and start technology, will be the one to drop into the £30 per year road tax bracket.

As well as featuring new eco-friendly technology, the CX-5 is a design template for the next generation of Mazda’s cars.

Using an ideal it calls ‘Kodo’, or ‘Soul of Motion’, the front has been fattened up and given a more prominent ‘family face’.