The 2013 Mazda CX-5 has launched to particularly strong sales here in the U.S. market, and now its automaker is hoping for the same sort of results in the U.S. aftermarket. And naturally that means a strong presence at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, where the Specialty Equipment Market Association is currently hosting one of the biggest, more influential parts and accessories events in the country.
Mazda is displaying three SEMA-fied CX-5 models at its exhibit, with each one building on the sharp looks of the retail model to set new standards for custom compact crossovers. Also notable: The trio was created by the automaker's U.S. design team, headquartered in Irvine, Calif.
“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 of Design for Mazda North America.