Mazda cars to be introduced in future will be built around the SKYACTIV technology which meant deciding where all the fixed engineering points had to be and where the flexible engineering points could be. This posed a major challenge to the design teams as those points for building the CX5 had to be compatible for building the next generation Mazda6 and Mazda3 as they will come with the same architecture but will have different dimensions. The Mazda CX5 will replace the Mazda Tribute in markets where it will be sold.
The Mazda CX5 will hit markets in 2012 and Mazda expects it to play a key role in enhancing Mazda’s brand image while catering to customers who want to upgrade from their Mazda3. Tanaka was impressed with the drive dynamics of the car saying, “The ride and handling are very nice with significant advantage over its competitors.”
Judging by the technical reasoning of Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology, rest assured, Mazda will come up with a range of fast, economical, clean and fun to drive cars.