Mazda has not only developed advanced new engines, but also more efficient manual and auto gearboxes, a new exhaust layout and a light new body and chassis design.
Three Skyactiv engines will be available at the CX-5's launch: a 162bhp 2.0-litre petrol and 148bhp and 173bhp 2.2-litre diesels. Together with the other measures, they are said to improve efficiency by around 15% in the case of the petrol and 20% in the case of the diesels.
CX-5 buyers will also be able to choose between front- and four-wheel drive, and Mazda expects the front-wheel drive, manual diesels to emit less than 120g/km of CO2. To put that into perspective, the cleanest version of the rival Volkswagen Tiguan pumps out 139g/km.
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