Friday, March 9, 2012

First Look: 2013 Mazda CX-5

In the small crossover vehicle market, these days the rule is "innovate or die."
Well, nobody is in business to die, so Mazda has decided to innovate.
The company is unveiling the CX-5 crossover for the 2013 model year.
This sporty model is highlighted by SkyActiv, the company’s all-encompassing technology to raise fuel economy and reduce emissions, while still producing vehicles that are fun to drive.
When Mazda unveiled the CX-5 to a group of journalists at its Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca in California, it announced that from now on, every Mazda vehicle will incorporate the SkyActiv technology, which involves powertrains, platforms, designs and all engineering.
Mazda's biggest step so far with SkyActiv (it's also found in some Mazda3 models) is with the launch of the CX-5, which is replacing the CX-7 crossover in Mazda's North American lineup. The CX-7 will still be sold overseas.
In this category, Mazda is competing with the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue.
The base model CX-5, the GX with front-wheel-drive, starts at a shade under $23,000. The model expected to be the most popular, the GS, goes for right around $28,000 and the highest trim model GT starts at around $32,500.


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Saul said...

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