Mazda Motor Corporation has recently started production of the all-new CX-5 crossover SUV at the Ujina Plant No. 2 in Hiroshima. First launched in November 2011, the CX-5 introduced a new generation of models featuring the full range of SkyActive technology and Kodo design.

Total production for the CX-5 have already reached an estimated 1.57 million units by the end of October this year. Mazda says that with global sales increasing every year since its launch, the CX-5 has now grown into a core model that accounts for about a quarter of the company's annual sales volume.

Mazda's slogan for the CX-5 was “an SUV all customers will enjoy”, which is in parallel with their aim to provide a new dimension of driving pleasure that can be shared by everyone on board.

The Mazda CX-5 at the Hiroshima plant

The manufacturer also said that the model is expected to hit Japan's market first before rolling out in global market.

In review, the 2017 CX-5 was first revealed at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. It takes styling cues from the bigger CX-9 and comes with a more aggressive front fascia. A new color called Soul Red Crystal is now available for the 2017 CX-5 as well. Available engines for the new CX-5 include the 2.0- and 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G gasoline inline-four engines and the 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D turbo-diesel.