- Mazda to Unveil CX-5 SUV at LA Motor Show
Mazda has announced that the all-new CX-5 SUV will be revealed at the Los Angeles Motor Show. It’ll share the stand with the forthcoming Mazda MX-5 RF with its clever folding hardtop roof.
Mazda said the new car will be better looking and feature a host of extra technology over the outgoing model. The company describes the new model as a “formidable combination of sophistication and strength”.
“What we can tell from the image is that up front, the new CX-5 will have slim-line headlight clusters and a very upright front grille. The way the image is lit also shows off some dramatic curves in the body panels down the sides, while a chrome line that runs around the underside of the window line is also visible.
“A sloping roofline merges into a subtle roof spoiler, while the tailgate slopes gently backwards towards the rear light clusters, which wrap around the rear bumper into a crease that runs down the side of the car. At each corner, there are what look like six-spoke alloy wheels, which are likely to be at least 18 inches in diameter,” the firm said.
As yet, there are no official details on which engines are likely to feature in the new CX5, although auto lovers be surprised if the 148 and 172bhp 2.2-litre diesel engines weren’t available. Mazda will also be showing off a new version of its 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine at the LA show, so it’s possible it could replace the 163bhp petrol that’s available in the current CX-5.
It’s also likely that the new car will be available with the choice of two or four-wheel drive and with either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
Prices are likely to start at around £24,000 when the new car goes on sale in the United Kingdom next summer, with first deliveries expected in the autumn.