Pre-facelift Mazda CX-5 Maxx AWD (Australia)
|Production||January 2012—present (Japan)
October 26, 2012—present (International)
|Assembly||Ujina Plant No.2, Hiroshima Plant, Hiroshima, Japan
|Designer||Masashi Nakayama (2009)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Platform||MAZDA SKYACTIV platform|
|Engine||2.0 L SKYACTIV-G (PE-VPS) I4
2.5 L SKYACTIV-G (PY-VPS) I4
2.2 L SKYACTIV-D (SH-VPTS) I4
|Wheelbase||2,700 mm (106.3 in)|
|Length||4,540 mm (178.7 in)|
|Width||1,840 mm (72.4 in)|
|Height||1,670 mm (65.7 in)|
|Curb weight||1,455–1,555 kg (3,208–3,428 lb)|
The Mazda CX-5  is a compact crossover produced by Mazda starting in 2012 for the 2013 model year lineup. It is Mazda's first car featuring the new KODO – Soul of Motion Design language first shown in the Shinari concept vehicle in May 2011. It shares a platform with Mazda3 and Mazda6. It is also the first vehicle featuring the company's full Skyactiv Technology suite, including a rigid, lightweight platform, combined with a new series of efficient engines and transmissions resulting in reduced emissions and fuel consumption. The Skyactiv Engine and Transmission Technologies were released in the 2012 Mazda3 compact sedan and hatchback.
First generation (2013-16)
The Japanese model was unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, and a customized variant featuring red exterior body color with alloy wheels painted in matte-black and slightly lower body height later 2012 at the Tokyo Motor Salon Production models went on sale in 2012, with a choice of SKYACTIV-D 2.2 or SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engines, matched to SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmissions.
Engine and Drivetrain
The CX-5 is available with both front and all-wheel drive, powered by a 2.0 liter petrol four-cylinder engine (PE-VPS) sporting 162 bhp (121 kW; 164 PS)/155 lb·ft (210 N·m) averaging an estimated 28 mpg-imp (10 L/100 km; 23 mpg-US) emitting around 139 g/km.
It will also be available with a 2.2 liter two-stage turbocharged diesel (SH-VPTS) with either 147 bhp (110 kW; 149 PS)/280 lb·ft (380 N·m) or 173 bhp (129 kW; 175 PS)/310 lb·ft (420 N·m), emitting an estimated 119 and 139 g/km, respectively. The EPA rated the CX-5's gas mileage as the best in its class, averaging 26mpg city and 35mpg highway, which Mazda claims is the best mileage of any non-hybrid SUV. Fuel consumption for the entry-level diesel engine with front wheel drive is 63 mpg-imp (4.5 L/100 km; 52 mpg-US).
Japan production of the Mazda CX-5 fitted with a SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine began at Ujina Plant near Mazda's headquarters in Hiroshima.
In 2012, Mazda CX-5 production at Ujina Plant was set to increase to 240,000 units per year by expanding production from Ujina Plant No.2 to boost Ujina Plant No.1.
The Japan domestic market CX-5 achieved monthly sales 8 times higher than forecast just after its launch in February 2012, with the "clean diesel" (as it is referred to in Japan) model accounting for 73% of the sales.
The Australian Production includes the CX-5 Akera SKYACTIV and the CX-5 Maxx with Bluetooth system included. Across the Mazda CX-5 range you will get a rear camera which is across the standard range. The Mazda CX-5 Maxx is the price leading and is well equipped with keyless ignition, trip computer and cruise control but the more expensive Akera takes the features to the next level. 
- North America
To promote the CX-5, Mazda teamed up with Universal Pictures for their strategic partnership in support for the launch of the movie, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and Mazda launched a co-branded national Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax-themed commercial spot based around Mazda’s SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.
The U.S. version of the CX-5 debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Initially, the only engine available is a direct-injected, 2.0-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G gasoline engine with 155 bhp (116 kW; 157 PS), which is less than the 163 bhp (122 kW; 165 PS) first reported. However, it is rated at 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with automatic transmission and 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway with manual transmission.
For the 2014 model year, an available 2.5-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv gas engine was introduced to address the main criticism of the CX-5. It is rated at 184HP/ 185-lb.ft with an EPA MPG rating of 25/32 (FWD), 24/30 (AWD). Only the 6-speed automatic transmission is available for this engine. This engine is standard on the Touring and Grand Touring trim levels. The 2.0 engine carries over in the base Sport model. Front-wheel drive and All-wheel drive are offered for all model grades.
The facelift model Mazda CX-5 was unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2016 model. Notable changes include updates to exterior styling, reductions in road noise, an improved infotainment system and a sport mode for the 6-speed automatic transmission. The Technology package on Touring & Grand Touring Models also get LED headlights, LED fog lights & combination LED tail lights. The available engine options remain the same.
Second generation (2017-)
The second generation model was unvieled with an overhauled design and new tech on November 15, 2016 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  It will feature the first Mazda diesel ever sold in North America.  The second generation CX-5 is available with SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol and SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engines. New features include a new 'Soul Red Crystal' body colour as well as a new remote controlled powered tailgate.
|Calendar Year||Total USA sales|
MINAGI Concept (2011)
Mazda MINAGI (マツダ 勢(MINAGI)) concept car is the first Mazda vehicle featuring Mazda's new 'KODO – Soul of Motion' design language and SKYACTIV technologies.
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