A new generation of Mazda’s popular CX-5 compact crossover will make its world premiere at the upcoming 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16.
In a short statement, Mazda said it has “refined all aspects of its award-winning compact SUV’s design and technology to deliver new dimensions of driving joy. For example, the carmaker has taken the CX-5’s KODO — Soul of Motion exterior to a new level, honing the car’s beauty and imparting a formidable combination of sophistication and strength.”
The Japanese brand’s darkened teaser paints a sharper and more dynamic looking picture for the new CX-5 with a lowered profile and tauter body surfaces – some could say it looks like a shrunken CX-9 here, which wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Mazda is keeping the new CX-5’s details a secret for now, but in all likelihood, we’ll see the crossover keeping the current car’s 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline and in select markets, the 2.2-liter diesel engine options, unless the firm surprises us with a new generation of turbo mills. As with today’s model, it will offer both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive.