At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Mazda is making its presence felt with new versions of the CX-5, CX-3, Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6 and the Mazda MX-5 in soft top and RF versions.
The 2017 Mazda CX-5 tops the list of highlights at the Japanese carmaker’s exhibit in Messe Frankfurt. The new CX-5 is available with the latest version of the SKYACTIV-G 2.5, which is the powerful high-compression petrol engine with a new cylinder deactivation system. It works by controlling valve movement to seamlessly shut down two of the engine’s four cylinders under light load conditions (e.g. constant speed cruising), reducing pumping losses and significantly improving fuel economy).
Alongside the CX-5 is the popular Mazda CX-3, a B-SUV, which has undergone its first round of thoughtful improvements. Newly standard is Smart City Brake Support, which can automatically apply the brakes in emergency situations below 30 km/h.
In addition, the Mazda CX-3’s driving experience is complemented by Mazda’s exclusive G-Vectoring Control, which uses the engine in conjunction with steering and throttle inputs to minutely reduce engine torque, putting more weight on the front wheels and making the steering feel more linear and direct.
All latest models at the IAA Frankfurt are dressed in Mazda’s award-winning KODO designs, conveying strength, stability and good times behind the wheel. And all are built around SKYACTIV Technology, the company’s line-up of powertrains, platforms and other innovations that take a decidedly unconventional approach to enhancing performance, efficiency and safety.
What makes Mazda unique is its quest to deliver Jinba Ittai, the car-and-driver-as-one-body sensation, in every model. Originating with the first-generation MX-5 launched in 1989, Jinba Ittai has since spawned numerous advancements at Mazda. Examples include the carmaker’s human-centred philosophy, meaning that every aspect of every vehicle is developed to deliver the best possible experience to the driver and occupants.
Mazda’s never-ending pursuit of enhancement has brought a number of cleverly dynamic systems to its current vehicle generation, such as G-Vectoring Control, which enhances wheel grip, handling and safety, the i-ACTIV AWD intelligent all-wheel drive system, and the i-ACTIVSENSE range of advanced active safety technology.