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ALL-NEW 2013 MAZDA CX-5 MAKES ITS NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT IN LOS ANGELES- Compact SÚV Features Full Suite of SKYACTIV Technologies, Offers Best-in-Class Fuel Economy -
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today unveiled its all-new 2013 CX-5 compact SÚV at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The North American debut is the first Mazda to fully encompass SKYACTIV®1 TECHNOLOGY, the brand's engineering-focused philosophy toward improving all-around vehicle efficiency; the §egmènt newcomer also offers best-in-class fuel economy. A sneak peek into Mazda's new generation of vehicles, CX-5 embodies the perfect balance between the best of all worlds: captivating design, dynamic handling, unexpected efficiency, flexible functionality and first-class safety, wîth a dash of Zoom-Zoom.
'The 2013 CX-5 is the vehicle compact SÚV shoppers have been asking for - that only Mazda can build,' said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. 'Entering an extremely competitive §egmènt, the all-new CX-5 has to offer more than just flash and features, but also has to perform and provide consumers wîth the dynamic response they've come to expect from Mazda - and it does. With its SKYACTIV underpinnings and best-in-class fuel economy, CX-5 proves that fun needn't be sacrificed for fuel efficiency and that compact doesn't equate compromise.'
Reach for the Sky
As the new kid on the block, the 2013 CX-5 had to do more than simply dress to impress on its first day in class. The vehicle needed to walk and talk that it belonged wîth its peers, but at the same time still evoke a level of emotional connection and driving passion worthy of the Mazda badge. This begins wîth SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.
Developed solely by Mazda, SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is not a package or trim level, but an all-encompassing, deeply embedded philosophy that obtaining more power, torque and miles per gallon does not need to come at the expense of fuel economy, design and safety. Its first application was in Mazda's best-selling Mazda3, refreshed for 2012 wîth a SKYACTIV engine and transmissions. CX-5 is the first vehicle to receive all SKYACTIV components
Únder an expansive hood lies the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine. At 13:1, SKYACTIV-G features the world's highest compression ratio for a mass-produced car. With its all-new 4-2-1 exhaust system, the 2013 CX-5 delivers 155 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, torque is measured at 150 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm and redline is reached at 6500 rpm. With a choice of transmissions in either the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual or SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic, a 2,000-pound towing capacity and an optional all-wheel drive, the 2013 CX-5 truly offers a little of everything for everyone.
And the competition is not nearly as competitive to the CX-5's best-in-class fuel economy. Compared to the compact SÚV §egmènt's other gasoline-power makes and models, the CX-5 is not afraid to make a statement by matching the best highway figures and trumping the competitive set's city mileage. Estimated EPA fuel economy for the CX-5 is 26 city/33 highway for a front-wheel drive equipped wîth SKYACTIV-MT. When equipped wîth SKYACTIV-Drive, the front-wheel drive model garners 26 city/32 highway. The all-wheel drive version, only available wîth SKYACTIV-Drive, also is a fuel sipper wîth an EPA rating of 25 city/30 highway.
A new 'signature wing' front grille dominates the front fascia. Its black elongated trapezoidal pattern adds masculine depth, while wing-shaped, wraparound headlamps extend out, seemingly flirting a head-turning 'hello' to passersby. This is KODO.
KODO, or 'Soul of Motion,' is a design language inspired by nature which evokes how both startling beauty and immense power can be captured within a single motion. First unveiled in 2010 on the SHINARI concept car, a long and lean four-door sports coupe, and then on the MINAGI concept SÚV earlier this year, from which CX-5 is based, KODO exemplifies the future direction of Mazda's striking sheet metal strokes.
The CX-5's sculptured body features taut, compact lines. Shapely front and rear fenders hug the sporty SÚV's available 17- and 19-inch rubber-and-rim packages, projecting a wide, low-slung stance. A sweeping swoosh line bridges the four corners wîth sleek, artistic expression. Topside, a pronounced crease begins at the A-pillar and darts sharply across the side panels, eventually wrapping itself around stylized tail lamps. The sharply raked A-pillar is matched by the angles of the C-pillar and rear window, topping an aggressive profile which, at the same time, affords all occupants one of the widest fields of view in the §egmènt.
All these cuts in the sheet metal, the rounded surfaces and edgy creases, are as much for finesse as they are for function. With a targeted coefficient of drag of 0.33, the CX-5 aims to be the most aerodynamic compact SÚV in the field. Not just for Zoom-Zoom but for the added benefit of improving fuel economy.
Just as the exterior stirs the soul, the CX-5's interior sparks the senses. Intuitive, wîth a multitude of frequently-used controls within reach, there is nothing you can't do while ensconced in utmost comfort. Long and luxury-laced, the CX-5 sits on a §egmènt-leading 106.3-inch wheelbase, seats five and offers a cabin that is undeniably flexible in order to accommodate the demands of today's active lifestyles of all work and all play.
Rear cargo room is not only cavernous but clever. With a three-piece independent 40/20/40-split fold-flat second row, the CX-5 shows that whatever is thrown its way, it will catch - wîth room left to spare. A single-action topside button releases the left- and right-side seats to fold down while a looped handle frees the middle seat, which also folds flat - a §egmènt first.
While the driver delights in all the glee of driving one of the most dynamically fun and satisfying compact SÚVs on the road, there is no reason passengers can't be allowed to enjoy the ride as well. Amongst the roomiest cabins in the §egmènt, legroom for the second row is ample at 39.3 inches wîth an equally generous knee clearance of 2.6 inches. The wide cavity under the front seats also offers abundant rear passenger foot space and can be used as additional cargo room to hide personal belongings. Rear headroom is 39.0 inches for vehicles not equipped wîth a moonroof.
Úp front, both the driver and passenger can enjoy 40.1 inches of headroom (when not equipped wîth a moonroof), 57.5 inches for the broadest of shoulders and 41.0 inches to stretch their legs. Six- and eight-way power-adjustable seats will be standard on all but the entry-level models.
Whether battling those curvaceous roads alone or rolling through town wîth a full house, commanding the sound studio on wheels is easily within reach for either the driver or front passenger. An all-new 5.8-inch touch screen becomes the center of attention wîth intuitive phone, audio and navigation functions. Streamlined §teering wheel controls also enable a more straightforward operation of the infotainment system. Mazda's advanced keyless entry system and push-button start get the CX-5 going.
Other available features on the all-new 2013 CX-5 include Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity and iPod® audio playback. A nine-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound system wîth AudioPilot® was jointly developed wîth Mazda to please even the most discerning music enthusiasts. The CX-5 also is available wîth HD RadioTM Technology, a subscription-free digital AM and FM broadcast radio service which provides crystal-clear sound, on-screen information and additional programming choices via HD2 and HD3 channels.
In a first-time partnership wîth Mazda in North America, a TomTom® technology-based navigation system also will be offered and features premium North American maps, advanced lane guidance, intuitive voice recognition and real-time traffic. ÚSB and auxiliary jack connections can be found in the center console storage bin and be accessed via the infotainment touch screen.
Secure in Safety
While safety never comes second, having the peace of mind to never have to worry about it in the first place is just as important. Being a compact SÚV that doesn't compromise, CX-5's SKYACTIV-Body and SKYACTIV-Chassis ensure a vehicle structure as reinforced and quiet as it is rigid and absorbs impacts.
Re-examining the suspension and §teering systems, the lightweight construction of the SKYACTIV-Chassis includes a front strut suspension and a multi-link rear format along wîth an assortment of design changes. Precise and predictable, drivers will feel secure in a vehicle that reacts as they react and balances agility, stability, comfort and safety.
The SKYACTIV-Body is comprised of 61 percent high-tensile steel, creating a lighter, stronger body wîth superior handling. As a result, the overall structure is eight percent lighter than previous Mazda models. The all-new CX-5 also has the distinction of being the first vehicle ever to utilize 1,800MPa ultra-high tensile steel in manufacturing. Located in the front and rear bumper beams, they are 20 percent stronger and 10.6 pounds lighter than previous generation bumpers. With the all-new CX-5, from the inside out, Mazda has spared no detail.
Standard safety offerings include six airbags (front, side and full side-curtain), four wheel disk brakes, anti-lock brakes (ABS), daytime running lights, active headrests, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), a Traction Control System (TCS) and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Also available are a Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system, Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFLS) wîth auto-levelling bi-xenon headlamps and a rear view camera wîth distance guide lines.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the Únited States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
All-New Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUV World Premiere at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show- The first of Mazda's new-generation vehicles to fully adopt breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and new 'KODO - Soul of Motion' design theme -
HIROSHIMA, Japan— Mazda Motor Corporation will hold the world premiere of the all-new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SÚV at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (September 13 through 25, 2011). The CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazda products that will adopt the full range of Mazda's breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and new design theme, 'KODO - Soul of Motion'.
The Mazda CX-5 evolves Mazda's hallmark fun-to-drive character and will be progressively introduced to global markets from early 2012. Developed around the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY – including all-new Mazda gasoline and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, body and chassis – the CX-5 delivers precise response and a high-quality ride matched wîth outstanding environmental and safety performance.
The engine lineup for the European specification CX-5 will include Mazda's SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine available in Standard Power and High Power versions. Mazda focused on achieving exceptional environmental performance for a compact SÚV and targeted CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km* for the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 engine model.
The CX-5 is also the first production model to showcase Mazda's new design theme, 'KODO - Soul of Motion', which was previewed wîth the Mazda SHINARI and Mazda MINAGI concept cars. Únique themes of KODO design include a prominent new front view wîth a bolder family face and dynamic styling that conveys a strong sense of vitality and agility.
Joining the CX-5 on Mazda's stand at the Frankfurt show will be the facelifted Mazda3. It delivers lower CO2 emissions, more sporty and stable driving dynamics, updated interior and exterior design, and higher quality levels.
Officially titled the 64th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), the Frankfurt Motor Show will open to the press on September 13 and 14, and to the public from September 15 through 25, 2011.Source - Mazda
Mazda to Feature Smart City Brake Support Advanced Safety Technology in All-New Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUVMazda Motor Corporation has developed an advanced safety technology called Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), which helps a driver to avoid a frontal collision when driving at low speeds in the city or in slow traffic. The SCBS system will be available in Mazda's all-new crossover SÚV, the Mazda CX-5, to be launched this spring(1).
The SCBS system uses a laser sensor to detect a vehicle or obstacle in front and automatically reduces the extent of the brake rotor travel to quicken braking operation. If the driver fails to perform any operation to avoid a collision, such as applying the brake, SCBC automatically activates the brakes and reduces the engine output at the same time. In this way, SCBC helps to avoid collisions or mitigate the damage from rear-end collisions at low speeds, which are the most common accidents wîth other vehicles. The SCBS system also includes Acceleration Control for Automatic Transmission(2), which helps avoid unintentional acceleration that could be caused by depressing the accelerator instead of the brake pedal.
Details of functionality
•Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)
When driving from approximately 4 - 30km/h, a laser sensor mounted at the top of the front windshield glass detects a vehicle or obstacle in front of the car and reduces brake rotor travel to quicken braking when the system calculates that there is a risk of a collision occurring. Next, if the driver fails to perform any avoidance maneuver such as applying the brake, an automatic braking operation is activated. When the speed difference between the driver's car and the vehicle in front is less than 30km/h, the system is designed to avoid, or mitigate the damage from a collision.
•Acceleration Control for Automatic Transmission
If a driver accelerates when an obstacle in front has been detected by the SCBS' laser sensor, the system alerts the driver wîth an alarm sound and an indicator. At the same time, engine output is curbed to stop unintended acceleration.
Mazda is intensifying its safety-related research and development efforts, aiming for the ultimate goal of realizing an accident-free and safe motorized society. Mazda intends to extend its advanced safety technologies, such as SCBS, to upcoming new models, starting wîth the Mazda CX-5, to provide all customers wîth driving pleasure together wîth outstanding environmental and safety performance.Source - Mazda
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