New Mazda CX-5 to head Mazda's lineup at LA auto show

Fine-driving crossover updated for 2017; Mazda also set to launch new prototype racer in LA

Mazda has revealed its lineup for the upcoming Los Angeles auto show, with the latest version of the firm's CX-5 crossover set to take centre stage.

Revealed only in a moody teaser image so far, the CX-5 will feature the latest interpretation of Mazda's current 'Kodo' design language - seen across the manufacturer's range from the Mazda 2 supermini to the 6 saloon, and of course the MX-5.

Mazda claims to have refined 'all aspects' of the CX-5, which first went on sale in 2012. Engine choice should be much the same as Mazda currently offers for the car, with 2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol units and 2.2-litre diesels.

Unlike many rivals, Mazda employs a "right sizing" policy for its engines rather than "downsizing" - the company believes that greater efficiency and performance will come from matching a car with a suitably-sized engine, rather than trying to squeeze more performance from a smaller turbocharged unit.

> More: Mazda MX-5 review - Latest roadster impresses... up to a point

Joining the new CX-5 will be the Mazda MX-5 RF, first launched at the New York auto show earlier this year, as well as the full North American range of Mazda vehicles, including the Mazda 3, Mazda 6, and the smaller and larger CX-3 and CX-9 crossovers.

Mazda will also debut a Prototype race car in Los Angeles, likely a development of its entrant into the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.

We'll bring you more details on the CX-5 and Mazda's other LA launches in the run up to the show, which runs from November 18-27. Head to our LA auto show hub to read more.

Recommended

Mazda confirms new rear-drive platform and straight-six powertrains
Mazda Vision Concept Coupe - front
Mazda

Mazda confirms new rear-drive platform and straight-six powertrains

Mazda’s new range will kick-off with a pair of SUVs, but a sleek sports saloon and estate will follow
7 Oct 2021
Porsche Macan GTS 2021 review – Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrofoglio rival sharpens up
Porsche Macan GTS 2021 – front tracking
Porsche Macan GTS SUV

Porsche Macan GTS 2021 review – Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrofoglio rival sharpens up

New range-topping Macan GTS proves once again that Porsche can do practical and performance in one car
3 Sep 2021

Most Popular

A car wash loophole in an MGF – evo Archive
Car wash loophole in an MGF
MG

A car wash loophole in an MGF – evo Archive

How the drop-tops Grand Challenge got some of the evo team in a lather
21 Jun 2022
GMA T.50 specs, prices and rivals – all you need to know about Murray’s next supercar
GMA T.50 FoS 22 – front
GMA T.50 coupe

GMA T.50 specs, prices and rivals – all you need to know about Murray’s next supercar

The T.50’s intensive development period is almost complete, here’s everything you need to know about Murray’s F1 successor
30 Jun 2022
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 2022 review – a sports utility vehicle done right
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo – front cornering
Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 2022 review – a sports utility vehicle done right

A convincing play at being the ultimate everyday driver of the future. It’s heavy and doesn’t have enough range, but there’s lots here to like
2 Jul 2022