2013 CX-5 Platform Will Underpin the Future of Mazda

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While the CX-5’s looks might not be to everyone’s liking, that doesn’t take away from its importance. As we’ve mentioned before, this car sports the chassis that is completely free of Ford’s influence, and shows what Mazda’s true identity really is. This is also their first combined application of new chassis and engine technology.
The 2013 CX-5 makes use of Mazda’s new construction techniques and the SKYACTIV range of fuel saving technology for engines and transmissions. These have been confirmed by Mazda to be used in the next generation of Mazda 3 and the upcoming Mazda 6, which will most likely debut next year.

This means they will also use the new ultra-high tensile steel in their construction. "The ride and handling [of the CX-5] are very nice with a significant advantage over its competitors," says CX-5 project manager Hideaki Tanaka.
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