Mazda CX-5 crossover world premiere at Frankfurt
Mazda's CX-5 crossover compact SUV will go on sale in the UK in 2012 - following its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show
Available in two and four-wheel drive formats, the all-new CX-5 will be offered with a 164bhp 2.0-litre petrol or a 173bhp 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel SKYACTIV engine. Mazda is promising impressive fuel economy figures of 47.1mpg for the petrol and 62.8mpg for the diesel. All models fitted with front-wheel drive will fall below the 140g/km CO2 tax level.
The CX-5 offers impressive interior space too - Mazda claim it will offer class-leading rear legroom of 997mm and a 500-litre luggage area with the 40/20/40 spilt folding seats in the upright position.
When the CX-5 goes on sale in the UK next year, expect prices to be around £23,000.
A Mazda spokesperson commented, ""There won't be a high-performance MPS version, the 2.2-litre diesel is plenty powerful and should keep drivers satisfied while showing off what the chassis is capable of."
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