Mazda starts production of all-new CX-5

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2017 Mazda CX-5 production begins

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 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.

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