Mazda has teased the all-new CX-5 crossover ahead of its official unveiling in Los Angeles.
Confirming details partially obscured in recent spy photos, the darkened teaser image reveals a more dramatic body styling than the current CX-5. The image highlights pronounced character lines and higher fenders, further reinforcing a sportier stance.
The redesign includes a fresh front end, borrowing heavily from the CX-9. Both share similar headlight shapes, thinner than the outgoing CX-5 and paired with subtle foglamps.
“With the all-new CX-5 crossover SUV, Mazda has further refined every element of its design and technology to offer new dimensions of driving pleasure,” the company promises. “Taking the KODO–Soul of Motion design concept to a new level, the company has honed the car’s beauty, imparting a powerful combination of sophistication and strength.”
The current CX-5 offers a choice between Mazda’s SkyActiv 2.0- or 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines. The latter delivers 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. It is unclear if the company plans to introduce a new powertrain, perhaps borrowing the CX-9’s turbocharged 2.5-liter mill with 250 ponies and 310 lb-ft of torque.
Additional details could surface ahead of the 2017 CX-5‘s November 16 debut.