Mazda CX-5 Urban Presented at 2012 SEMA [Photo Gallery]
But why not matte? Well, let's hear it in Mazda's words: "With a Mazda Design-developed custom paint process, the dark surface of the CX-5 Urban features multi-dimensional shadows with each triangular-like design shaped to reflect each bend and twist of the vehicle's sheet metal. Utilizing the KODO "Soul of Motion" design language of the production model, the Mazda Design team translated this initial blueprint into seemingly flat, black surfaces that evoke depth at just the slight hint of light."
The vehicle offers special exterior features, such as Ore facets that are shown as thin pinstripes on matte paint, on the matte black wheels, on the five-point front grille, as well as in the headlights.
Speaking of wheels, the CX-5 Urban rides on 22-inch Ace Alloy Scorpio rims that are wrapped in 295/30 R20 Nitto NT420 tires and are surrounded by more muscular wheel arches. The final touch of the project is brought by a dual exhaust that comes from Racing Beat.
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