2012 Mazda CX-5
Mazda will be the first automaker to implement the use of 1,800 megapascal (approximately 261,000 psi) ‘ultra-high tensile steel’ in a mainstream vehicle with the launch of its new 2012 Mazda CX-5 crossover early next year. Grouped under its range of new SKYACTIV fuel saving technologies and co-developed with Sumitomo Metal Industries, the new steel is not only much stronger than regular steel, it’s also significantly lighter. Mazda will use the ultra-high tensile steel to fabricate bumper beams, which fit inside the front and rear bumpers and mitigate damage in the event of...
2012 Mazda CX-5: Spy Shots
Since its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Mazda has been hinting at production of its attractive Minagi compact crossover concept. And at the recent 2011 New York Auto Show Mazda finally confirmed that a production version of the concept was in the pipeline and destined to be called the CX-5...Viknesh Vijayenthiran