The Mazda CX-5, the car that introduced Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology and Mazda's KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy, has been updated and was introduced to the world at the Geneva Motor Show this year.
Having already brought a new dimension of driving pleasure to around 1.5 million SUV customer worldwide, the original Mazda CX-5 changed perceptions in the compact SUV segment with its award-winning combination of style, driving dynamics and efficiency, and the all-new CX-5 is no different with its ambitions - but certainly different with its enhancements across the board, all-new interior and a fully-revised body structure.
It's evolution rather than revolution with the second-generation model created under the concept of ‘Refined Toughness’, helping Mazda to deliver new levels of style, refinement and driving pleasure.
Looking good both inside and out, the new Mazda CX-5 is a pleasure to drive and a pleasure to be seen in, with the updated front-end design, sleeker sides and a lower roofline helping to bring out its solid stance and elegant proportions, and the driver-centric interior merging "meticulous cockpit ergonomics with a sophisticated, high-quality and spacious cabin environment."
Commenting on the all-new Mazda CX-5, Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director of Mazda Motors UK said: "The CX-5 will go down as a landmark car in Mazda’s history. Not only did it introduce SKYACTIV Technology and KODO: Soul of Motion design, it also showcased how Mazda could make an SUV that was stylish, great to drive and capable of luring customers from premium badged rivals. And today the all-new Mazda CX-5 takes this to the next stage, elevating exterior design, cabin quality and refinement to new levels of sophistication, whilst at the same time ensuring Mazda’s love of driving is even more apparent in the handling."
The new Mazda CX-5 is available in two highly-specified trim levels, with ten models available in the UK from the end of June, many of which feature Mazda’s SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual and SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmissions, as well as the latest generation of Mazda’s intelligent i-ACTIV all-wheel drive (AWD) system. Powered by a familiar range of SKYACTIV engines, the 2.0-litre 165ps SKYACTIV-G petrol engine is available in SE-L Nav and Sport Nav trim and is offered exclusively with front-wheel drive and Mazda’s six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual gearbox, while the popular 2.2-litre 150ps SKYACTIV-D diesel is available with front-wheel drive and AWD transmissions, and a choice of SKYACTIV-MT or SKYACTIV-Drive gearbox.
Right at the top of the range, the flagship 2.2-litre 175ps SKYACTIV-D comes exclusively in Sport Nav trim, is equipped with Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD, and is available with either automatic or manual transmission.
One of the benefits that Mazda's engineers and designers aimed for when creating the new CX-5 was a reduction in noise and vibration, and this has been achieved in a variety of ways.
The introduction of Mazda’s noise reducing Natural Sound Smoother technology into the SKYACTIV-D diesel engines helps reduce start-up and idle reverberation, while Transient Control gives more precise control of engine torque with optimised turbo pressure and finer adjustment of fuel injection during throttle use. And a 15% increase in torsional body rigidity, refinements to the steering, suspension and brakes, and the introduction of G-Vectoring Control (GVC) means less vibration and more comfort, refinement and responsiveness.
All models feature a generous standard equipment specification - as you can see below - that includes LED headlights, auto power-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, DAB radio and a 7” colour touch-screen display with Mazda’s integrated navigation; with Sport Nav cars adding in more highlights including a reversing camera, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, and Smart keyless entry, as well as a power lift tailgate and new head-up display (HUD) that projects directly onto the windscreen and features Traffic Sign Recognition.
Sport Nav trim adds in: