2012 Mazda CX-5 review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 4 July 2012 , 15:07:25 byDan

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Mazda CX-5

Mazda specialists will increase the production capacity of the new Mazda CX-5 from the current 200.000 units / year to 240.000 units / year. How? Well, Mazda will expand production from Ujina Plant No.2 and will include the Ujina Plant No.1 which will enable production of new generation SKYACTIVE products here before the expected date. To be more precise, this Mazda CX-5 is the first model which incorporates completely the SKYACTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

The carmaker sent the model on the market in February and they received more orders than expected and so upgraded the annual global sales target from 160.000 units to 190.000 units for the 2012 fiscal year. This only means the engineers are very busy, but the increase of the target also helps establish a flexible production system which enables them to produce new-generation SKYACTIVE products. Also, this way Mazda is doing the best it can to improve the manufacturing process.

If things work as planned, the production volume will increase from 400.00 units to 800.000 units / year by October of this year. Here the engineers produce SKYACTIV-D diesel engines, but also SKYACTIVE-G gasoline ones which can be found on the Mazda CX-5 and which will power the next generation Mazda6. The SKYACTIV-D complies with global exhaust gas regulations and it is capable of achieving the lowest compression ratio in the world when it comes to mass production diesel engines for cars. The Mazda CX-5 is the first one to feature the SKYACTIVE-D system and the carmaker hopes to sell 1.700.000 units equipped with the system world wide, before the end of 2016. This is their target, but we will have to wait and see if the previsions will be as expected or not.