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The Mazda CX-5, the baby of the CX series of crossover SUVs (car platform, SUV body), is the product of the design elements seein the the Mazda Minagi concept car that debuted in Geneva this past March.
The CX-5 will be the first production vehicle to incorporate Mazda's 'KODO - Soul of Motion' design theme that premiered on the Mazda SHINARI concept car last year. According to Mazda, the CX-5 will appear in Mazda showrooms around the world next year and that the compact SUV will feature a full range of Mazda's breakthrough SKYACTIV technologies including new-generation engines, transmissions, bodyshell design and chassis engineering.
In production form, the Mazda CX-5 will make its international debut at this year's Frankfurt International Motor Show to be held in Germany in September before going on sale sometime in 2012.