Available in Spring this year, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 upgraded model, in a range that features 16 models, features some significant interior trim and standard equipment specification upgrades, as well as some enhancements to the exterior too.
The 2015 Mazda CX-5 model range has three grades in its repertoire - SE-L, SE-L Lux and Sport Nav – with three 2.0 litre petrol two-wheel drive variants (with six-speed manual transmissions) and thirteen 2.2 litre diesel versions (six of them with all-wheel drive), all fitted with a choice of six speed manual or automatic transmissions.
“No other vehicle in the Mazda range demonstrates the value of SKYACTIV technology more clearly than the Mazda CX-5”: commented Mazda UK Sales Director, Peter Allibon. “It has allowed the company to build a Compact SUV that delivers outstanding fuel economy and low CO2 emissions without compromising either performance or driving dynamics. And now, for 2015, significant enhancements and standard equipment upgrades make the Mazda CX-5 more price-competitive than ever before.”
Starting off with the additions to the already exceptional standard equipment specification that is found in all CX-5 models in the line-up, we find enhancements that includes manual front passenger seat height adjustment, an electronic parking brake, a coming/leaving home headlamp function, Mazda’s Multimedia Commander with separate volume dial for safe, intuitive interactivity and infotainment control, and a new 7”, full-colour, centre console touch-screen that incorporates DAB radio, two ports for USB connectivity and MZD Connect (making it easier to take advantage of functions such as internet connectivity and access to social networking services when paired with a smartphone.)
There is also a an addition to the already comprehensive Sport Nav standard equipment specification by the incorporation of a new Integrated Navigation system which offers greater accuracy, improved search features and three years of free map updating.
Obviously, the higher up the grades you go, the standard equipment improves with the top-of-the-range Sport Nav models benefiting from new exterior features that include 19” Gunmetal alloy wheels, LED headlamps including LED daytime running lights, and LED foglamps. The SE-L Lux and Sport Nav grade options now include Stone Leather upholstery (replacing the standard black on other models), whilst the Sport Nav options list further benefits from Mazda Radar Cruise Control, and an evolution of the Safety Pack which incorporates several newly-developed technologies.
Adaptive LED headlamps (ALH) are another enhancement with premium models that automatically adjust high beam illumination when detecting both oncoming and preceding vehicles, so that drivers and passengers of those cars aren’t dazzled – therefore negating the need to switch to low beam lighting – and there are also safety features including a Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) with Driver Attention Alert (DAA); Advanced Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (BSMw/RCTA) and Rear Smart City Brake Support (RrSCBS) that operates at speeds of between 2 and 5mph when reversing, automatically applying the brakes if the system detects an imminent rear impact.
CX-5 SE-L Standard Equipment:
17-inch alloy wheels, Halogen headlights, Halogen front fog lights and daytime running lights, Front and rear parking sensors, Heated door mirrors with integrated indicator lights, Privacy glass, New black cloth upholstery, Manual height adjustable driver and passenger seat, Leather steering wheel and gear knob, Auto-dimming rear-view mirror, Electronic parking brake, DAB radio with single CD player and 6 speakers, 7-inch colour touch-screen with MZD-Connect infotainment, Multimedia Commander with separate volume dial, Integrated Bluetooth® including internet app integration, USB / iPod® Connectivity (2 x inputs), Engine stop/start button, i-stop idle stop/start system, Gear shift indicator, Dual-zone air-conditioning, Rear cabin vents, Rain-sensing front wipers, Dusk-sensing headlights, Front and rear power windows, Coming/leaving home headlamps, Cruise control with an adjustable speed limiter, Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), DSC stability control, TCS traction control, Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS), Hill Hold Assist (HHA), Front, side and curtain airbags, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), ISOFIX child seat anchors and Thatcham Category 1 alarm and immobiliser.
SE-L Lux grade adds:
Power tilt and slide sunroof, Full leather upholstery, 8-way power adjustable driver's seat with memory, 6-way power adjustable front passenger seat, Power driver's seat lumbar adjustment, and heated front seats (3-Stage settings.)
Sport Nav grade adds:
19-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels, Adaptive front lighting system (AFS), LED headlamps including LED daytime running lights, LED front fog lights, Reversing camera, Premium Bose surround sound system with 9 speakers, Integrated navigation system with 3-years free European map upgrades, and Smart keyless entry.