Mazda will premiere the all-new CX-5 at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, from 18 – 27 November. The new Mazda CX-5 in its sketch rendition represents the next-generation of the marque’s most successful Crossover SUV. The current CX-5 has been a genuine success for Mazda, which has sold more than 80,000 (in the U.S. alone) through the end of September this year, so it comes as some surprise that a new model would arrive so soon.
With the new CX-5 crossover SUV, Mazda has further refined every element of its design and technology to offer new dimensions of driving pleasure. Taking the KODO—Soul of Motion design concept to a new level, the company has honed the car’s beauty, imparting a powerful combination of sophistication and strength.
We predict that there’s a good chance the new CX-5 will come as a 2017 model since Mazda added some additional equipment to its crossover mid-way through the 2016 model year. So far, Mazda has only sent out a single teaser photo of the new CX-5, and it intentionally obscures some details. We can tell that the new CX-5 will remain a compact crossover, but its rear door appears to be slightly longer than the current model. That should address one consistent complaint with the current vehicle—that its rear seat is too confining against its rivals. In addition, the crossover’s side surface detailing is simpler than the outgoing model and its front fascia appears to be a near facsimile of the larger CX-9.
Aside the world premiere of the new Mazda CX-5, the Hiroshima-based manufacturer is also showcasing the Mazda MX-5 RF, as well as current models like the Mazda3, Mazda6, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9. In the Reference and Technology exhibits, Mazda will display the Mazda Prototype race car, also a world premiere, and the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol, along with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5 petrol and SKYACTIV-G 2.5T direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engines.