The Minagi concept, which is making its official U.S. debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show, will be the basis for the CX-5’s design, according to Mazda. The concept is the second to use Mazda’s new design theme, which we first saw on the Shinari concept.
The CX-5 will come equipped with Mazda’s next-generation fuel-efficient powertrains, body chassis and transmissions, dubbed SkyActiv. The technology will also come on the 2012 Mazda3 and promises 15% improvements in performance and fuel efficiency. Expect similar gains on the compact crossover.
A production-ready CX-5 will be officially unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.