Mazda could be working on CX-5

Mazda could be working on CX-5

Back in 2008 Mazda spoke of expanding its range with a small crossover, it followed up with the striking Kazamai Concept. Now, according to reports, Mazda is preparing to have it’s new small SUV ready for sale by the end of 2011. When it was first suggested two years ago the idea was that the vehicle would better position Mazda as a growing brand but now it sounds like it could be a mixture of radical design and very frugal economy.

For Mazda, a CX-5 would give an entry into a segment it knows buyers are moving toward, and the vehicle being discussed could prove extremely thrifty. Mazda is reportedly boasting of a 100kg weight savings vs. the competitors, as well as greater power from the company’s already frugal Sky engines. Both three- and five-door versions have been rumoured, but for now, they remain just rumours.

Check out images of the Mazda Kazamai concept below.

Back in 2008 Mazda spoke of expanding its range with a small crossover, it followed up with the striking Kazamai Concept. Now, according to reports, Mazda is preparing to have it’s new small SUV ready for sale by the end of 2011. When it was first suggested two years ago the idea was that the vehicle would better position Mazda as a growing brand but now it sounds like it could be a mixture of radical design and very frugal economy.

For Mazda, a CX-5 would give an entry into a segment it knows buyers are moving toward, and the vehicle being discussed could prove extremely thrifty. Mazda is reportedly boasting of a 100kg weight savings vs. the competitors, as well as greater power from the company’s already frugal Sky engines. Both three- and five-door versions have been rumoured, but for now, they remain just rumours.

Check out images of the Mazda Kazamai concept below.

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