Crossovers

Mazda teases all-new CX-5 crossover ahead of Los Angeles Auto Show

It's a little bit CX-9 and a little bit MX-5.

I like what I can see, even though I can barely see anything.

Mazda

Mazda's crossovers are getting prettier and prettier. And in November, the automaker will roll out yet another undoubtedly pretty ute with the 2017 CX-5.

The automaker announced that it will officially unveil the 2017 CX-5 crossover at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The company didn't say much about the car, but one look at the awfully dark teaser image shows tighter lighting and, as always, a pretty swell coat of red paint.

The well-proportioned new CX-9 has already shown us how a good design language can translate from cars to crossovers. And the automaker is expected to remain on form.

In all likelihood, the CX-5 will bear more than a passing resemblance to both the CX-9 and the many of its current road cars, from the Mazda3 to the MX-5. Kodo, Mazda's name for its current design language, focuses on curvaceous body panels and small, aggressive lights. The CX-5 will carry on those tenets, judging by that teaser.

Mazda will also bring the MX-5 Retractable Fastback to the LA Auto Show, in the event you haven't yet feasted your eyes upon the Miata's coolest hardtop yet. Mazda will also use the LA Auto Show to debut its latest prototype racecar.