Mazda is in the works with a brand new smaller CUV expected to hit showroom floors in 2014 to take on the likes of the Ford Fiesta-EcoSport and the Nissan Juke. Mazda dealerships like Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda in Central Florida, see the latest spike in demand for Mazda’s most recent crossover utility vehicle, the CX-5, and can only anticipate meeting the growing hype for this popular class of vehicle. Expected to fit somewhere between the CX-5 and Mazda2 in terms of size and structure, predictions on the actual design of the vehicle resemble a cross between the Mazda2 and the Minagi concept that the CX-5 came from with elements of the popular Kodo concept used in the new 2014 Mazda6.
|The Minagi concept is the design Mazda engineers based the CX-5 on.|
With a fresh design by Mazda engineers, every detail will be meticulously crafted around the Skyactiv philosophy that Mazda has been championing since its conception and what helped make the CX-5 Japan’s Car of the Year for 2012. A new diesel engine will be launched with the release of the CX-3 which is rumored to be a 1.6 liter engine capable of around 80 mpg as well as a new turbocharged 1.3 liter engine. It is speculated that the new small CUV will be priced around $20,000 when it launched in North America.