Baked with a load-full of Skyactiv® Technology, it combines a special set of ingredients that makes it the most advanced crossover ever to roll off Mazda’s production line. First on the list is a pair of new-generation Skyactiv® gasoline and diesel engines that defies the norm by running on a compression ratio of 14:1. Exceptionally high for a petrol powerplant and relatively low for a diesel, the surprising results speak for themselves, boasting a 15% increase in fuel efficiency and torque for gasolines, and 20% efficiency improvement (plus EURO6 compliance) for diesels.
Next to find its way into the new CX-5 is Skyactiv's® cutting-edge manual and automatic transmissions. Combining the strengths of conventional AT, CVT, and dual clutch transmissions, the Skyactiv® Drive promises 4 to 7% in fuel savings and smooth instantaneous shifts. In contrast, its manual counterpart takes on a more back-to-basics approach, reducing the component's size and weight and giving it a sports car's feel.
Finally, the Skyactiv® body and chassis improves on the current technology by reducing vehicle weight, improving collision safety, and combining two contradicting characteristics - comfort and performance.
Arriving in European showrooms with a Skyactiv® 2.0L gasoline and 2.2L diesel, Mazda has yet to announce if their new baby crossover will make it to the Philippines. But judging from its banzai looks and overflowing tech, the CX-5 is sure to take the world by storm.