Tuesday, August 02, 2011

2012 Mazda CX-5

We finally see official pictures of the new compact SUV from Mazda.

And I must say, I am a bit disappointed. At least from these pictures, it doesn't look as good as the CX-7.
And the interior seems really generic. It could be anything from anyone.
Again, not as original as the CX-7. Or even the Mazda3.

And I am not sure of the size either. I thought the CX-7 was competing with the CRV type. So is this the size of a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport?

Power in Europe will come from a 2.0 Liter engine or a 2.2 Diesel.
No word on what engine will be coming over here, but I think the 2.0 Liter with SkyActiv technology is a good bet.


drbyers said...

Back from the dead: http://www.burlappcars.com/2008/12/mazda-cx-5.html

And yes, just like i said that original post, I would buy one in a heartbeat if they keep it small and zoom-zoomey...lol.

designcritic said...

Let's, at the very least, give Mazda credit for refining the hideous grin that dominates most of their vehicles. This looks much better and I think the rest of the vehicle looks pretty good as well. It's not as over styled as the Hyundai Tuscon. I agree that the interior falls short based on the photo. I'm assuming this will have a 20K base price.

Otto said...

Mazda seems to be playing it smart by not making their Tribute replacement look like a shrunken CX-7.. that design is already several years old, and Tribute sales have managed to hold their own against it all these years, so why not make the CX-5 a little more conservative? It's still WAY better looking than the Tribute!