All-New 2017 Mazda CX-5 Teased, Debuts In LA

A new generation of Mazda’s popular CX-5 compact crossover will make its world premiere at the upcoming 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16.

In a short statement, Mazda said it has “refined all aspects of its award-winning compact SUV’s design and technology to deliver new dimensions of driving joy. For example, the carmaker has taken the CX-5’s KODO — Soul of Motion exterior to a new level, honing the car’s beauty and imparting a formidable combination of sophistication and strength.”

The Japanese brand’s darkened teaser paints a sharper and more dynamic looking picture for the new CX-5 with a lowered profile and tauter body surfaces – some could say it looks like a shrunken CX-9 here, which wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Mazda is keeping the new CX-5’s details a secret for now, but in all likelihood, we’ll see the crossover keeping the current car’s 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline and in select markets, the 2.2-liter diesel engine options, unless the firm surprises us with a new generation of turbo mills. As with today’s model, it will offer both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive.

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  • Nordschleife

    From the teaser I see a floating rear roof in this cars’ future.

  • ediotsavant

    Looks the same as the current one.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      really? hope you take it back when it’s unveiled

  • R1S0

    so it will be a smaller cx9…. take it any day!

  • Dave Sturge

    Like the article says, it’s refined the lines in the Kodo Soul of Motion design. Why mess with a good thing? It’s already a very handsome looking vehicle. New one should be a step in the right direction.

  • Althea Later

    Maybe they figured out how to put in a rear seat-back that reclines or doesn’t have a zero degree cant.

  • Steve Crawford

    The new CX-5 will just be a like a bigger CX-3 (I drive a CX-3) to look at as far as I can see (so far), Just like the X-Trail is looks inside and outside like a bigger Qashqai nothing wrong with that I suppose but just saying.

  • AstonMartin

    The apparent bolder Kodo inspired lines and hopefully further refined interior should keep the CX-5 a strong contender.

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  • WG

    I like how Mazda soften up the line going on the side of the cx-5, somewhat reminds me of the design cues on their RX-vision.
    The metal window trim improves the aesthetic. Nevertheless, I don’t think Mazda has really increased the dimension… hopefully the boot space doesnt lose hugely to that of the new CRV. Although the front is not revealed… from the previous spied shots, I like how the grille gets more 3-dimensional??.

  • Raf

    I really hope cargo capacity at least remains or slightly increases. The front overhang is telling me otherwise…

  • klowik

    The will include interior update similar to the new CX-9.

  • jakez888

    I really hope they add a “sports package” or something of the sort to the CX-5 range. The new Tiguan 162TSi with R-Line package is looking very tempting.

  • BGM

    Once upon two times I owned a 6 and an MX6 (which I drove all the way to 180K miles). That was the poor me but I loved them. I started to hate Mazda only when they started to put unnecessary and dangerous high beam DRLs in their cars. Since then they’ve been dead to me. Maybe with this new iteration they will (pardon the pun) see the light and shut off those high beams.

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    • WG

      The front rendering aligns with the previous CX-5 spied shots… hopefully the led lights will be in place of the light bulbs.

  • Janar Siniväli

    No doubt it will look great. For me the previous model was also pretty but it missed chrome elements by the side windows – this made it look smaller and cheaper than it actually was. The new model has it.

    Nevertheless I’m still hoping for Mazda CX4 in Europe.

  • ck

    The design looks very handsome but unless they can offer a power tailgate and panoramic sunroof, they will continue to be crushed by the competition.

    • Able

      I really don’t think the current CX-5 is crushed in any way compared to the competition… Down Under it’s the number one selling SUV – I realise that’s not the case worldwide, but it’s still a better car than all its competitors.

  • Giziclown

    Dear Ediotsavant go and have some lenses.

  • SaveTheManuals!

    I’m so excited to see this at the LA auto show. I really hope they got rid of the side sculpting in favor of smoother panels. I am also hoping for a manual option, but that may be asking too much. Is there any chance this is going to hit dealerships soon, or are we looking at 9-12 months from now?