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The new Mazda CX-5 (Photo: Mazda)

Mazda will unveil a new CX-5 compact crossover it says will be the first of a new generation of vehicles from the Japanese carmaker.

At next week's Frankfurt auto show (IAA), Mazda will show a CX-5 with a new chassis, body, engine and transmission built around the company's new "Skyactiv" technology.

Mazda is targeting CO2 emissions of less than 120grams/km with its new model.

The engine line-up for the European specification CX-5 will include Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine and SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine.

Mazda said the new CX-5 will also be the first production model to showcase the company’s new design theme,which is called Kodo ”“ Soul of Motion.

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