ZIP code

Mazda confirms Minagi Concept to spawn Mazda CX-5 CUV in 2012

The slick-looking Mazda Minagi Concept made its first U.S. appearance in New York, accompanied by the confirmation that a production version of this slick-looking five-passenger compact SUV will go on sale here sometime in 2012 as a replacement for the current Mazda Tribute and carrying a CX-5 model designation.

>See more new cars unveiled at the 2011 New York Auto Show

In addition to displaying the automaker's new "Kodo-Soul of Motion" design language, the Minagi Concept represents a further development of the overall SKYACTIV technology suite. Its SKYACTIV-Body structure offers enhanced strength and rigidity while trimming total mass by eight percent compared to today's alternatives and its optimized SKYACTIV-Chassis design is some 14 percent lighter yet still provides exceptional handling and control.

Mazda offered no specific details on pricing or equipment for the upcoming CX-5, which is scheduled to make its production-form debut this fall in Frankfurt. Likely to debut here as a 2013 model, it's expected to showcase a full measure of SKYACTIV innovations.

Advertisement
Advertisement
New Car Spotlight

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement
Thanks for Supporting
Kelley Blue Book.
We deliver up-to-date car values, expert reviews and unbiased reporting at no
cost to you. To do this, we display ads from only trusted automotive partners.

To continue on our site, simply turn off your ad blocker and refresh the page.