Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Mazda CX-5

Finally a compact crossover that can deliver?

It would be nice, wouldn't it, to live in a world of lower carbon emissions, less pollution and at the same time, enjoy high standards, space and lets face it, a lower fuel bill.

I'm pretty sure that was Mazda's thinking, when it set about to design the new Mazda CX-5. First on the cards, fuel efficiency. A no brainer of course is to make the car lighter than its predecessors, less weight, and less fuel needed to lug it round, however, you risk losing the stability and safety larger cars can offer. This is partly, where Mazda's new 'Skyactiv Technology' comes into play. A redesigned chassis, a 3rd lighter than its predecessors, made of new blend of steel, offering excellent collision performance and enhanced handling.

The new Mazda CX-5 'SKYACTIV-BODY'
The key to the low CO2 emissions produce by the new SKYACTIVE-G petrol engine, and SKYACTIVE-D diesel engine is the compression ratio. SKYACTIV-G is a 2.0 litre direct-injection petrol engine achieving a record-breaking compression ratio of 14:1, while SKYACTIV-D is a 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine also delivering a 14:1 compression ratio. This all makes for low fuel consumption, apparently, and statistics usual sell me, so i'm sold.
The new Mazda CX-5 space-age interior.

Externally, the new Mazda CX-5 has been designed with a new 'KODO - Soul of Motion' design theme (read Marketing speak), from a human beings point of view, it looks the business, internally too, and the 'cockpit' has been designed to create ease of use between you and every contact point of the car. Designed to be as aerodynamically sound as possible, this also helps with fuel consumption.

So, all in all, Mazda look to be onto a winner with new the CX-5, and it seems i'm not the only one to come to this conclusion.

Check out your nearest new car dealer now and book a test drive for yourself.


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