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The Mazda CX-5 wins the AUTO BILD Design Award 2012 European

What is the best European car? For readers of AUTO BILD magazine group in the "SUV, MPV and 4x4" category, there is no doubt: the Mazda CX-5. In total, there were almost 200 000 in 15 countries vote for the European car showing the best design in different categories. With 17.8% of votes, the Mazda CX-5 SUV is far ahead of its competitors and 4x4, namely the Audi A6 Allroad and Audi Q3 (2nd and 3rd respectively with 10.8 and 9.9%) .

The Czech players, Turkish, Georgian and Spanish have elected the Mazda CX-5 best new car in its class. The Germans, however, he preferred the Mercedes ML, followed by the Audi A6 Allroad. So taking into account the votes of all the countries that ensures victory. An honor that the Japanese brand had already been entitled since 2009, the Mazda 3 is was awarded the European AUTO BILD Design Award in the "urban and compact" category even before its official launch in Germany.

The design of the Mazda CX-5: the perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality

First model of a series embody the new design philosophy 'Kodo - soul of motion ", the Mazda CX-5 combines the movement to the beauty and power of nature. The new Mazda CX-5 is characterized by a striking front and prominent wheel arches. Its tilted posture reminiscent of a sprinter in the starting blocks. Its cockpit, very withdrawn, conferred on him the appearance of a predator ready to pounce on its prey. The CX-5 couples an elegant silhouette overall aesthetic, which contrasts with other SUV.

Emblematic of the new design language, its upper grille features the pentagonal shape characteristic of Mazda, assertive and powerfully articulee, which stretches to the headlights. The lower grille, trapezoidal, strengthens as it has the imposing stature of Mazda CX-5, while prominent wheel arches back and a sharp stern confer him in any robust elegance. The shape of the taillights, reminiscent of the headlamps, eye-catching, and the roof spoiler adds a sporty touch while improving aerodynamics.

Two diesels and one petrol extremely simple

The CX-5 is the first Mazda model to integrate all new SKYACTIV technologies - for a lighter vehicle, more efficient and environmentally friendly. It also gives the tone of the last generation Mazda.

Under the hood, the new 2.2-liter SKYACTIV diesel comes in two versions, the 110 kW/150 hp and 129 kW/175 hp the (only available in AWD). The smaller of the two is equipped with a manual six-speed transmission and front-wheel drive, and consumes (combined) 4.6 l/100 km (119 g CO2/km). Other version: The new gasoline engine SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter that develops 121 kW/165 hp and consumes 6 l/100 km (139 g CO2/km). The customer has the choice between the new manual transmission SKYACTIV-MT six-speed with changes worthy speed roadster MX-5, and the new automatic transmission SKYATIV-Drive six-speed, which provides high efficiency and excellent passages reports. All models are compact SUV accompanied by a modernized version of the i-stop, the stop-start system Mazda.

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