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 |  Mar 15 2012, 5:31 PM

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Mazda has a lot riding on its new CX-5, discontinuing the CX-7 to make way for it. But according to the Japanese automaker’s president, Takashi Yamanouchi, initial demand for the model is strong and he even went so far as to “hope to sell near 200,000 units.”

According to Mazda, it received 8,000 CX-5 orders in Japan where the target was a mere 1,000 units. Russian consumers already ordered 5,000 units and even in America, where dealers tend to have larger inventories, a few orders have been placed. It’s worth noting that American dealerships just began receiving CX-5s to their dealerships a few weeks ago, while other global markets have had it on sale for a few months.

The CX-5 actually proved to be a decent performance machine, as crossovers go, during out review which took place partially on Mazda’s Laguna Seca Raceway. With a class-leading 35 mpg highway when mated to the six-speed manual transmission, it seems likely that the CX-5 will catch on in the U.S. too.

GALLERY: 2013 Mazda CX-5

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 Read AutoGuide’s Mazda CX-5 Review Here

  • Dave

    Waiting for a Diesel CX-5.

  • Normandl

    I’m also waiting impatiently for the diesel.

  • Freeze26thoti

    why you should still waiting for a diesel engine while the present CX5 gas is very fuel efficient even you compare it to the other diesel brands,it goes to 15-17km per liter isnt it superb!???