Mazda has released the first official shots of the 2017 CX-5 - and it looks like a stylish winner. Along with "teaser" images come Mazda's first official comments on what promises to be a class-leading vehicle.
First thoughts: this is one purposeful, lithe motor car.
The new CX-5 will make its hotly anticipated world debut later in November in the glitz and the glamour of the Los Angeles Motor Show, where it's likely to be one of the stars of the show. With motoring journalists keen to know the exact specifications, Mazda has released a few tantalising details.
The company says that for the new CX-5, Mazda has further honed its renowned "Kodo" design philosophy, which aims to capture the fluid moment when an animal leaps into action. These first shots show a flowing design which, as Mazda puts it, offers "a formidable combination of sophistication and strength".
The CX-5 is an entirely new car from the ground up. The tighter lines and lower profile are clear to see in the new car. Mazda says its CX-5 team have used the latest design and technology "to deliver new dimensions of driving joy".
For some time, spy snappers have been out and about providing the motoring magazines with images of heavily disguised prototypes of the new CX-5 undergoing exhaustive on-road testing. This is the first time, though, that Mazda itself has come up with official images of the company's eagerly awaited compact crossover.
Mazda engineers are never content - even when the existing CX-5 is so popular among owners. The news that they've stepped up the "driving joy" of the 2017 CX-5 is great to hear. We can't wait to get our hands on one so that we can offer you this latest example of Mazda engineering at its very best.