The first of the major vehicle announcements from the 64th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA aka Frankfurt Motor Show) has broken cover with Mazda announcing that it will debut an all-new CX-5 crossover SUV. The new beastie will be the first to fully adopt Mazda's SKYACTIV technology and to be styled with the company's latest "KODO - Soul of Motion" design theme first seen in the SHINARI and MINAGI concept cars.

The new CX-5 will be rolled out globally from early 2012 and will be the first production showcase of the complete gamut of SKYACTIV technologies, which cover almost all aspects of a vehicle - apart from the new gasoline and diesel engines, SKYACTIV technology is also used in the new manual and automatic transmissions, the body and the chassis.


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The European spec engine lineup will include a SKYACTIV-G 2.0 liter gas engine and a SKYACTIV-D 2.2 liter diesel engine, which will come in both standard and a higher powered version.

The SKYACTIV-D 2.2 engine model with the "standard" engine performance, front-wheel-drive, SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission and i-stop micro hybrid technologies apparently achieves CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km which is quite remarkable for a compact SUV.

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