Essentially a production version of the Minagi concept, the CX-5 will replace the Tribute when it goes on sale in 2012.

The Frankfurt Motor Show is five months away, but Mazda has announced plans to introduce the new CX-5 in Germany.

Essentially a production version of the Minagi concept, the CX-5 will replace the Tribute and become the first production vehicle to feature Mazda's new Kodu design language. Additional information is limited, but the company says we can expect a "full range of breakthrough SKYACTIV technologies including new-generation engines, transmissions, body and chassis."

Set to go on sale in 2012, the Mazda CX-5 will be offered globally.

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Mazda CX-5 announced for Frankfurt debut