A rumor is going around saying that Mazda is preparing to have a new small SUV for sale by the end of 2011 according to Autocar.

For Mazda, a CX-5 would provide an option in a segment it knows consumers are moving toward, and the vehicle being discussed could be a gas mileage champ. Mazda is reportedly boasting of a 100kg weight savings vs. the competitors (that's a not-insubstantial 220 pounds), as well as power from the company's already frugal Sky engines.

[Source: Autocar]