Mazda Debuts 40-mpg 2012 Mazda3 and Announces Production of All-New CX-5

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today unveiled its innovative industry-leading suite of SKYACTIV technologies at the New York International Auto Show and revealed the 40-mpg highway fuel economy of its face-lifted 2012 Mazda3 compact car, which made its U.S. debut at the show.  Earlier in the week, MNAO also announced that the MINAGI Concept, which made its North American debut in New York, will be the basis of a production compact SUV model named Mazda CX-5.

SKYACTIV, which is a suite of all-new technologies that includes completely redesigned, highly efficient internal combustion gasoline and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, and an advanced body and chassis, will be the core of Mazda’s future product line.

The 2012 Mazda3 will be Mazda’s first North American application of SKYACTIV technologies, available with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine mated to either the SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission or a SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission.  The 2012 Mazda3 also will feature refreshed exterior and interior restyling as well as new safety features, and will go on sale later this year.

The CX-5, to be based off of the MINAGI Concept, will feature the full suite of SKYACTIV technologies, and join the brand’s global line-up in 2012.  The compact SUV will make its world debut at the 64th IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) Motor Show to be held in Frankfurt, Germany this September.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 dealers.  Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.

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