Mazda Design, part of the Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) based in Irvine, USA have unveiled this pumped-up Mazda CX-5 at the 2012 SEMA show. Called the Mazda CX-5 Urban, the centrepiece of the compact SUV is a never seen before multi-dimensional matte finish that is made up of various triangular-like shapes designed to reflect each bend and twist of the CX-5’s exterior.
The stealth-like Mazda CX-5 Urban also gets flared wheel arches to house those massive 22-inch Ace Alloy Scorpio matte black wheels and ultra-wide Nitto Tyre NT420s 295/30R20 all-season tyres.
Mazda CX-5 Urban Press Release
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The first Mazda to fully incorporate SKYACTIV®1 TECHNOLOGY, the brand’s engineering philosophy that strength, safety and performance can still equate to fuel efficiency, the 2013 CX-5 was built completely new, from sketch book to sheet metal. With Mazda North American Operations’ (MNAO) Irvine-based Design team behind the helm, the same treatment was given to the CX-5 models which make their global debut this week at the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
“The CX-5 is all Mazda – from its KODO design language to its inspired driving ability – and was the perfect ‘clean slate’ vehicle from which our Southern California team could create the concept vehicles you see here today,” said Derek Jenkins, director, MNAO Design.
With a quick glimpse, the CX-5 Urban appears to be merely shrouded in a matte finish. First impressions have never been more deceiving. Heavily influenced by design, the vision for the CX-5 Urban was inspired by styles found in fashion and architecture. With a Mazda Design-developed custom paint process, the dark surface of the CX-5 Urban features multi-dimensional shadows with each triangular-like design shaped to reflect each bend and twist of the vehicle’s sheet metal. Utilizing the KODO “Soul of Motion” design language of the production model, the Mazda Design team translated this initial blueprint into seemingly flat, black surfaces that evoke depth at just the slight hint of light.
The attention to detail is nothing short of stellar as no two shades of Black Mica touch. For added refinement without deviating from the stealth-like quality of the CX-5 Urban’s dark night appearance, Ore facets appear as thin pinstripes on matte paint surfaces, as an accent outlining the matte black wheels, as a precision feature in the headlamps and as a change of shade to the five-point front grille.
To further sculpt the aggressive nature of the CX-5 Urban are customized wheel flare extensions which perfectly envelop the well-matched pairing of muscular 22-inch Ace Alloy Scorpio matte black wheels and sticky Nitto Tire NT420s 295/30R20 all-season tires. The CX-5 Urban also features a Racing Beat dual exhaust.
Mazda CX-5 Urban Gallery (1920×1280 Resolution Wallpaper Image)