First unit of new CX-5 (Japanese model) rolls off assembly line

Mazda commences production of all-new CX-5 crossover

On November 28, Mazda Motor Corporation began production of its all-new CX-5 crossover SUV at its Ujina No. 2 Plant in Hiroshima. The new CX-5 is scheduled for release next February to the Japanese market, followed thereafter with releases to approximately 120 countries around the world.

Production of the CX-5 first began in November 2011 and it became the first model among Mazda’s new generation of products to feature its SKYACTIV technology and Kodo-Soul of Motion design theme. In April 2015, it became the second model after the Mazda3 (the Axela, in Japan) to reach one million units in global production, and has produced approximately 1.57 million units to date. From a sales standpoint, the CX-5 has blossomed into Mazda’s mainstay model by continuing to surpass its results from the previous year and comprises a quarter of the Japanese automaker’s annual unit sales.

The all-new CX-5 offers exceptional driving performance and ride quality including Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control. The exterior has been redesigned to provide a dazzling and dauntless look, and it comes available in a brand new Soul Red Crystal Metallic finish.

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)