Mazda has released the photos of the CX-5 that is debuting in Frankfurt, but we have yet to see the US-spec CX-5. Mazda’s manager for the CX-5, Hideaki Tanaka recently gave some new info about the US-spec CX-5 at a press event.
The CX-5 will hit our shores in early 2012 with a starting price around $20,000. The CX-5 is more than five inches shorter than the CX-7 crossover and will compete with the Honda CR-V, VW Tiguan, Kia Sportage and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. The CX-5 will be powered by a 2.0L gas engine, which puts out 165 horsepower in the Euro-spec CX-5. A 2.2L diesel will also be offered in Europe and will come to the U.S. in 2014.
The US-spec CX-5 will debut at the LA Auto Show in November.