At LA Auto Show 2012, Mazda unveils rhe 2014 Mazda6 mid size sedan, CX-5 compact SUV and revamped CX-9 SUV. These vehicles will be going on sale this winter and Mazda will be making full use of this platform to promote its range of vehicles in order to attract a sizeable customer base.
2014 Mazda6 has been designed keeping in mind the Takeri concept and will be the second model in the Mazda lineup to feature wholesome use of KODO “Soul of Motion” design language and SKYACTIV- TECHNOLOGY. The Mazda6 will be powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.5 liter gasoline engine and will also be equipped with technologies like SCBS and i-ELOOP. Smart city brake system (SCBS) is a system which will help to lower instances of front end collisions when travelling at low speeds, while i-ELOOP technology will allow a capacitor brake energy regeneration system function to provide an improved fuel economy.
SCBS will also feature in the CX-5 and will be part of a package for Touring and Grand Touring models. KODO design elements have been incorporated to facelift the CX-9 and the same is evident in changes seen in the front and rear section of the vehicle. The spacious SUV can seat 7 people and is also equipped with a 5.8 inch color multi information touch screen. Bluetooth and phone connectivity, upgraded Tom-Tom navigation system HD radio system and SMS system are present within this model.
Apart from these models Mazda will be featuring a diesel powered vehicle for the 2013 Rolex 24 Daytona event and it will the first time a diesel powered vehicle will take part in the event. This racing model will be powered by a SKYACTIV-D 2.2L and Mazda will bee hoping that it can reel in a 24th motosports win. The 2013 CX-5 has been listed in Top Ten Car of 2013 for the Hispanic Motor Press Awards.
Auto news release: Mazda to showcase multiple north American debuts in Los Angeles
– Several New Models to Enter the U.S. Market, Announcements on Motorsports and Diesel –
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today confirmed the announcement of several North American vehicle debuts at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. The all-new 2014 Mazda6 mid-size sedan, updated 2014 CX-5 compact SUV and face-lifted 2013 CX-9 mid-size SUV will make their first continental appearances. All vehicles are scheduled to be on sale this winter. A global debut from Mazda Motorsports as well as official timing and vehicle application for the U.S.-destined SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesel engine also will share the stage.
“It’s definitely an exciting time for the Zoom-Zoom brand,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. “The long-awaited, redesigned 2014 Mazda6 will naturally receive much interest but let’s not take away from our strong SUV lineup in the CX-5 and CX-9, which are segment leaders in their own right. Motorsports, an innate part of Mazda’s soul, will have important news to share and last but most certainly not least SKYACTIV-D will be here. I have no doubt that consumers will look at Mazda’s upcoming lineup with wide eyes, stirred hearts and driving inspiration.”
Taking nearly identical design cues from the TAKERI Concept, the 2014 Mazda6 follows in the all-new footsteps and clean-sheet-of-paper approach of CX-5 to become the second production vehicle to feature the full breadth of the KODO “Soul of Motion” design language and also fully incorporate SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. Mazda6 will feature a new SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine as well as new-to-market technologies in the Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system, an automated safety feature designed to mitigate front-end collisions at low speeds, and i-ELOOP, a Mazda-developed capacitor-based brake energy regeneration system for improved fuel economy.
The 2014 CX-5 also will receive the SCBS system, which will be available as part of an upgraded Technology Package for Touring and Grand Touring models. At this time, CX-5 will not be equipped with i-ELOOP.
Both the 2014 CX-5 and 2014 Mazda6 will go on sale in January 2013.
Available at Mazda dealerships now, the 2013 CX-9 receives a mid-cycle facelift, immediately evident in its familial KODO design enhancements to the front and rear fascia. The three-row, seven-passenger SUV stalwart also becomes even more tech savvy with Mazda’s next-generation audio and infotainment system that includes a 5.8-inch color multi-information touch screen display, updated Bluetooth® audio and phone connectivity, a TomTom technology-based in-dash navigation system, HD Radio™ Technology, Pandora® and Short Message Service (SMS) audio receipt and delivery.
Mazda Motorsports will unveil an all-new competition race car which will make its motorsports debut in January at the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona, the premier motorsports endurance race in the United States. The vehicle will be equipped with a turbocharged SKYACTIV-D 2.2L, making it the first diesel-powered competitor in the 51-year history of the 24-hour race. Upon build-completion, the diesel racing engine remained 63 percent OEM stock. Mazda will be seeking its 24th motorsports class win.
More information on Mazda’s Los Angeles Auto Show vehicle debuts as well as updates on its global business plans will be announced during a press conference on Thursday, November 29. The presentation will begin at 9:30 AM PST and will be held at the Mazda display booth located in the Los Angeles Convention Center’s South Hall.
Auto news release: 2013 Mazda CX5 named Best Crossover Vehicle by Hispanic Motor Press Awards
The 2013 CX-5 today was named a Top Ten Car of 2013 by the jurors of the Hispanic Motor Press Awards. Selected as the best vehicle in the Crossover Vehicle category, CX-5 is Mazda’s first vehicle to fully incorporate SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY as well as the KODO “Soul of Motion” design language. Offering best-in-class combined fuel economy, including the highest highway miles per gallon (MPG) of any SUV sold in North America – hybrid or not – at 35 MPG, the 2013 CX-5 also boasts Zoom-Zoom-inspired driving dynamics and superior safety with its “Top Safety Pick” distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
“We are honored by this recognition from the Hispanic Motor Press Awards jury,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). “The CX-5 is a consistent success in many respects with its outstanding handling, safety and fuel economy but also with its overall value to all consumers by being a vehicle that doesn’t compromise, doesn’t offer excuses, but instead exceeds expectations.”
“Mazda has prevailed as the Japanese ‘driver’s’ brand,” said the Hispanic Motor Press Awards panel in a statement. “Their engineers broke new barriers in engine technology, and the Mazda CX-5 is the best example of a compact utility vehicle in the market today.”
In its third year, the Hispanic Motor Press Awards are chosen by a 10-person panel of judges consisting of highly-respected Hispanic-market journalists, many with automotive backgrounds, as well as Hispanic leaders in the automotive industry. Only vehicles that are all new and available to consumers in all 50 states are eligible. Winners in the 10 vehicle categories are selected based on design, comfort, safety, fuel economy, handling, performance, functionality, price and driver satisfaction. More information on the Hispanic Motor Press Awards and this year’s Top Ten vehicles can be found at www.hispanicmotorpressawards.com.
This is the second time Mazda has been recognized by the Hispanic automotive community. The 2011 MAZDASPEED3 was named Best 5-Door Vehicle during the awards’ inaugural year.