2012 Mazda CX -5 makes public debut, goes on sale in early 2012
In 2012 Mazda CX-5 has finally made its public debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. CX-5 is the first Mazda model to adopt the company’s full range of SkyActiv technology and new design theme – “Kodo -. Soul of Motion”
In 2012 Mazda CX-5 will be introduced to global markets starts early the 2012th The engine lineup in Europe will contain a SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engine and SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine.
“We aimed to develop a vehicle with a long-term appeal, which would benefit the owners and make them proud for years to come,” says the CX-5 Programme Manager, Hideaki Tanaka. “I think those were the most important values ??we had to incarnate in the CX-5. We wanted to deliver the best of all worlds, to suit different lifestyles and life stages of our customers and meet their high expectations over the long term. Specifically, we focused on providing pleasure through CX-5 look, ist precise handling, its insightful features and long-term appeal. by aiming to achieve the ideal for each area, we did pursue the innovation of driving pleasure. ”
2012 Mazda CX-5 will make its North American debut at the 2011 LA Auto Show in November. Stay tuned for US-spec details.
Mazda has unveiled the all-new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. CX-5 is the first vehicle of a new Mazda generation who will adopt the full range of Mazda SKYACTIV breakthrough technology and new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’, which was showcased at Mazda and Mazda SHINARI MINAGI concept cars.
The new Mazda CX-5 will be introduced gradually to the global markets begin early in 2012. Developed around SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY – including all-new Mazda petrol and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, body and chassis – CX-5 delivers accurate answers and a high quality, rewarding ride tuned for excellent environmental and safety performance.
CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazda vehicles that will develop the company’s hallmark fun-to-drive character by giving a new level of driving pleasure.
Innovation for a “cleaner” feeling of driving pleasure – concentrate on the essential elements and reinforce what feels good
Mazda CX-5 development team focused on form, performance, function and structure, examining all points of contact between driver and car, and studied how to make them more appealing. So priority ergonomic design and concentrated on the essential elements to provide a “cleaner” feeling of driving pleasure.
Design – form that conveys a strong sense of vitality and suppleness
After Mazda MINAGI concept car was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the CX-5 will be the first production model to feature Mazda’s new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion. “Chief Designer, Masashi Nakayama says.” With the CX-5, was our focus on expressing a strong sense of vitality and flexibility, we looked at videos of cheetahs, their agile footwork and how they spend their entire body as a spring to accelerate quickly and change direction instantly. They derive great energy throughout their body. Inspired by their efficient yet beautiful movements, we aimed to push the SUV look to new levels with KODO design language. ”
The exterior design features bold styling that simultaneously expresses SUV-like strength and functionality with Mazda’s characteristic sense of vitality and suppleness. Inside, Mazda has created a driver-oriented cabin with solid styling that reflects the Mazda CX-5 strength and high stiffness.
KODO: Soul of Motion
Over the years, Mazda has often explored the idea of ??’movement’ to inspire his unique vehicle designs. The new generation of Mazda cars, beginning with the CX-5 compact crossover SUV, are affected by nature’s force and beauty.
They have been developed by taking the instantaneous movement of animals or humans as an inspiration. The instant motion is the ultimate form of movement, filled with vitality and emotion, it is the essence of Mazda’s new design language ‘KODO – Soul of Motion. ”
The new design language was first introduced in 2010 with SHINARI concept, a 4-door sports coupe designed by the design team led by Ikuo Maeda, General Manager Design Division of Mazda Corporation. The Shinari incorporates all the design elements of KODO theme and was followed by the MINAGI concept car, a compact crossover SUV that was the forerunner of today’s Mazda CX-5, the first mass production vehicle, which fully applies KODO design.
Seen from the front: a new Mazda family face centered on a new ‘signature wing’ expresses the strength and depth. Rear View: The contrast of prominent rear fenders and taut rear end communicates toughness and grace to emphasize its athletic shape. Side view: the prominent front fenders and sculpted body sides emphasize a sense of power, suggesting strong muscles. The exterior design contributes to the excellent aerodynamics (Cd Target 0.33) and a whole cabin.
In the driver’s side, especially Meter Hood, has a deep, longitudinally stretched design that resembles a cockpit and produces a feeling of momentum. The detailed, high quality meter design increases the driver’s expectation for the trip ahead. On the passenger side, the dashboard looks abundant and solid, with a horizontal design that creates a sense of security. New soft materials are adopted for the instrument panel and door trim that is most often seen and touched. Parts that are used most often, like wheel spokes and inner door handles, has a satin chrome finish, which enhances the high quality, genuine feeling of the interior.
The development team thoroughly researched what features are necessary to provide the comfort and convenience, and focused on delivering flexibility to drivers and passengers can enjoy with ease. The development team recorded a comfortable and user-friendly interior with noticeably effective use of space and intelligent functionality. In addition, human-machine interface (HMI) presents information in an intuitive and easy to understand way that can be read at a glance, to minimize the driver’s eye movements and create a cockpit environment that helps driver concentration.
Spacious, practical and smart
The 2,700 mm wheelbase, one of the longest segment, enabled streamlined design and a comfortable cabin.
Class-leading rear legroom of 997 mm. Roomy rear seats, where adult passengers can ride in comfort with plenty of knee room.
500 liters of usable luggage space (including a sub body) is maximized by eliminating protrusions and Dead Space.
Smart, easy to use karakuri functionality. The world’s first independent rear seats split 40:20:40 with a remote control fold-down function. The rear center seat creates a large, flat luggage space when folded down. The tonneau cover automatically lifts up and down as the rear tailgate opens and closes.
As well as comfortably accommodating two adults, the 40:20:40 split rear seats allow longer items to be loaded by folding the middle seat down flat, even with two child seats mounted on both sides. The rear seats can be folded down at a distance with a simple flick of levers located on the back of the boot.
Provides generous storage capacity required by an SUV, including a large open space in the center console that can accommodate all sorts of topics, and front and rear door pockets big enough to take a 1-liter bottle.
Advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) with high connectivity and intuitive operation
A 5.8-inch color touch screen is centered at the top of the dashboard, and displays data related to infotainment – including sound, telephone connection – and features the new navigation system.
Mazda CX-5 new HMI system improves safety by minimizing the driver’s eye movements away from the road. Menu controls for steering wheel mounted switches are arranged according to function, a center display touch screen, and a HMI Commander is located in the center console. With the vehicle stopped, the driver can operate the touch screen. While driving, the driver can operate the menu more safely and easily with HMI commander. This layout also enables some functions, especially in navigation, can be operated intuitively from the passenger seat.
Its new integrated navigation system is based on the latest TomTom ® technology, one of Europe’s most popular supplier of navigation. For an affordable price, customers can enjoy more accurate arrival time estimates that are calculated based on previously recorded data, and making suggestions for alternative routes to avoid traffic jams. By accessing the website via a personal computer at home, customers can also download new roads, not shown on map. For an additional fee, TomTom ® Live services also available depending on country). These provide a more accurate real-time traffic, weather, fuel prices and other constantly updated information.
For high connectivity, customers can connect their mobile MP3 players or mobile phones via USB or Bluetooth ® connection to the HMI system. Searching for your favorite song is made easy as the title, album and artist will be displayed on the touch screen.
The best way to listen to your favorite music in the Mazda CX-5 is a BOSE ® surround sound system – with a new generation of energy-efficient amplifier and subwoofer.
With regard to dynamic performance, the ultimate goal of the Mazda CX-5 development team was to make the vehicle move accurately to the driver wishes. To obtain accurate answers, engineers concentrated on transferring the high performance level SKYACTIV technology for the driver and used what is called a PDCA cycle to thoroughly analyze the driving process:
Plan: the driver forms a vision of what he wants to do: the master communicates its intentions for the vehicle to check: the driver receives feedback from the vehicle, confirming that the motion for a perfect fit for his purpose Action: the driver proceeds to the next action
First, the development team focused on creating a cockpit environment to communicate the driver intends the vehicle. To enable linear operation, the optimized each point contact between car and driver, including driving position, pedals, steering wheel, seat holder, and field-of-view. Next, they examined the quality of feedback coming from the car. Test drivers rated this quality by asking, “Did I steer the car as I wanted?” and “Do I need to change the way the car reacts?” To improve the quality of vehicle feedback, the team worked on making the feedback matches the driver’s expectations by making it very predictable. Their goal here is to allow the driver to enter his intention in a single operation, eliminating the need for any corrective inputs and create conditions where the driver and the vehicle is perfectly synchronized. Besides this, the team added an overall development objective is to create ideal conditions in which the driver inputs and vehicle feedback was in complete harmony over the whole range of movements from walking, turning and stopping.
The excellent ride quality of the Mazda CX-5, and its precise answer can be felt the instant the steering wheel and pedals are operated, and this feeling is reinforced the more you run it.
All new Mazda SKYACTIV Chassis & Body
Mazda CX-5 has recently developed strut suspension in front and a multi-link layout in the rear. Geometry of the suspension links and Bush properties are optimized to ensure light, linear steering response in the middle-to low-speed and excellent high-speed stability. The rear dampers are also a forward-tilt layout, increased comfort on uneven road surfaces.
A newly developed electric power assist steering system provides very precise control according to vehicle speed. In the mid to low speed, it provides natural feedback and linear sense from small to large angle inputs. At high speeds, giving the company confidence-inspiring feedback.
The brakes provide easily controllable, precise and safe braking from low to high speeds.
The lightweight yet stiff SKYACTIV-body frame is optimized for handling stability, low NVH, and excellent crashworthiness. It supports the Mazda CX-5 is pivotal and high-quality, responsive ride.
Care was taken with NVH to ensure drivers hear necessary audio feedback while actively eliminating distracting sounds. Sounds were originally divided into road noise and engine noise. For each, the unpleasant low frequency was mid-frequency and high frequency sounds individually identified and effectively eliminated, resulting in a quiet cabin environment.
To achieve a smooth airflow under the vehicle and suppress vortices form behind them, the air is directed upward with a new floor design. The development team effectively reduced heating air resistance and optimized the aerodynamic shape of the upper body argeting an excellent Cd of 0.33.
All new Mazda SKYACTIV driveline
The SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol models have the highest compression ratio of 14.0:1, and their 4-2-1 exhaust system prevents banks and provides ample torque at low rpm, so acceleration that exactly match the driver’s intention. Models with this engine achieve excellent fuel economy, precise response and a high quality, linear and rewarding trip:
FWD: maximum torque of 210 Nm at 4,000 rpm and maximum power of 121 kW / 165 hp at 6,000 rpm AWD: Maximum torque of 208 Nm at 4,000 rpm and maximum power of 118 kW / 160 hp at 6,000 rpm
The SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel models have the world’s lowest compression ratio for a diesel engine with 14.0:1 and a very efficient two-stage turbocharger that delivers lively acceleration and exciting driving dynamics that surpasses conventional diesel-engine vehicles. They also achieve excellent fuel economy of a compact SUV with very clean emissions that meet EURO6 without using a NOx after-treatment systems. Two variants of the engine is available:
A High Power version developing maximum torque of 420 Nm at 2,000 rpm and maximum power of 129 kW / 175 hp at 4,500 rpm. The Standard Power version produces peak torque of 380 Nm at 1800-2600 rpm and maximum power of 110 kW / 150 hp at 4,500 rpm.
All Mazda CX-5-models come with a choice of two new transmissions:
The six-speed automatic transmission SKYACTIV-DRIVE provides linear acceleration and a direct shift feel, similar to a dual clutch transmission. The six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual gearbox, with IST compact architecture and improved transmission structure that delivers bright and crisp shift feeling known from the MX-5. Both support fuel efficiency and high quality ride feel of the CX-5.
Environment and safety
Mazda CX-5 uses the full range of SKYACTIV technologies to achieve excellent fuel economy and emissions performance without compromising its fun-to-drive character. As for safety, Mazda basic approach to “inspire peace of mind and confidence to increase driving pleasure.” Based on this approach worked for Mazda engineers to promote the car’s core performance attributes “driving, turning and stopping” as well as visibility and usability. Thanks to the lightweight and highly-rigid SKYACTIV-Body, CX-5 provides excellent impact performance that will achieve top ratings in crash tests worldwide.
The SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engine with FWD, 6-speed manual gearbox and i-stop system goal just 6.0 liters fuel per 100 km (combined) with CO2 emissions of 139 g / km.
The SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine with FWD, 6-speed manual gearbox and i-stop system goal just 4.5 liters per 100 km (combined) with CO2 emissions of just 119 g / km.
The SKYACTIV-D engine meets Euro Stage 6 emission standards without adopting an expensive NOx aftertreatment.
The SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission with its new lock-up clutch, get a lock-up in almost all driving conditions. This reduces transmission slipping considerably and contributes to fuel efficiency. It is available for both gasoline and diesel engines.
Mazda’s idle-stop system, stop, is available for the CX-5 with both SKYACTIV-G and-D. It has previously been used only with gasoline engine models. With a newly developed and more advanced operating system that closes the new i-stop engine more often, help to further improve real-world fuel economy.
Single-nanotechnology catalyst improves exhaust aftertreatment performance and reduces the amount of precious metals required.
Mazda CX-5 is one of the lightest and most aerodynamic car in its class, which contributes to its outstanding fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.
The bottom of the A-pillars have been optimized to provide excellent forward visibility on winding roads and intersections. The side mirrors are mounted on the doors themselves to create a gap between the mirrors and A-pillars, through which drivers can control their surroundings.
A wealth of new, groundbreaking features are available to support the driver’s own safety checks and hazard warning system:
Smart City Brake Support (SCBs) are standard for middle and high quality (first in the compact SUV segment) and using a new radar sensor system to help prevent or reduce the impact of the crash accidents at low speeds (up to 30 km / h) by automatically braking the vehicle.
Upgraded Rear Vehicle Monitoring System (RVM), which detects vehicles approaching from behind or run in the blind spot and warn the driver (now from 30 km / h onwards instead of 60 km / h to support urban safety).
Lane Departure Warning minimizes the risk of leaving the driver’s lane by employing a camera to detect and assess the placement of white lines and then warn the driver of a possible lane departure.
High-Beam Control (HBC) automatically switches between low and high beam during night driving to avoid the glare coming vehicles.
The lightweight, highly rigid SKYACTIV body delivers excellent impact performance and is intended to achieve top ratings in crash tests worldwide.
A multi-load path structure and a front end with a cross-shaped cross section increases the crash energy absorption, further improve safety in frontal, side and rear impact.
The anti-whiplash front seat design helps reduce neck injury in the event of a rear impact.
There are two consequences beams in the front doors. The top bar has a circular cross section and the lower beam has a double-ridged cross section. The lower rear beam also has a double-ridged cross section, helps to improve strength.