Mazda is getting into the SEMA Show spirit by teasing us with a trio of concepts based on the 2013 CX-5, all of which were hatched at the automaker's design studio in Irvine, California. Looking at the renderings, there is nothing over-the-top about any of these crossovers, but what we do see here is our long-awaited first look at a diesel-powered CX-5.

The CX-5 Dempsey uses Mazda's new Skyactiv-D diesel engine paired with all-wheel drive. As for the show aspect of this concept, it is obviously named after actor Patrick Dempsey who not only races a Mazda RX-8 in Grand-Am, but apparently he is also an avid cyclist. Other than the contrasting black, red and grey paint scheme, this CX-5 is also equipped with a roof-top cargo carrier and a bike rack to carry a similar Specialized Bicycle S-Work Tarmac racing bicycle that helped Russian Olympian Alexander Vinokourov win the gold medal at the London Summer Olympics.

As far as paint jobs go, the CX-5 180 show car is probably the best of the bunch with a unique look consisting of what seem to be colors and designs that actually make up topographical maps of Big Bear Lake and Point Dume State Beach located in Southern California. Finally, the CX-5 Urban goes for more of the dark and sinister look that is made up various triangular shapes that end up looking like some sort of futuristic digital camouflage.

While we only have these renderings to go off of currently, we'll get a better look at all three Mazdas very soon as the 2012 SEMA Show kicks off later today.


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      Boogaloo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll bet we'll still only get the stick shift with a black interior! But just in case they're listening: please sell the manual transmission with other colors and iteriors! Heck, I'm at the point where I would pay extra for an M/T option:o)
      newbski
      • 2 Years Ago
      So they're bringing a diesel to the SEMA show in the US? Where's the diesel for the US public?
      k.naz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Vinokurov is a Kazakh born Russian national, hence making him a Kazakh citizen, not Russian. Therefore, representing Kazakhstan in the summer olympics.
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dempsey edition? **puke**
      Ben Doolittle
      • 2 Years Ago
      Somebody should design a car for SEMA with the ability to jump a shark.
      Dave Brinton
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the diesel CX5 has the potential to be Mazda's best selling vehicle!! It's time to get over the "North Americans don't want diesels" idea of years ago!! We want fuel economy AND performance! Comeon Mazda, the USA and Canada want the CX5 diesel, and while you're at it bring the new Mazda 6 with the diesel engine in both the sedan and the wagon!!!!