Mazda has given the CX-5 crossover SUV its first model change and started taking orders on December 15. It’s set for release on February 2, 2017.
The design keyword was “Polished Strength.” Its sense of speed from front to rear, deeply crafted details and frame that accentuates its forward motion, it has a look that is both tough and alluring. The body color is the newly developed Soul Red Crystal Metallic.
The operation equipment and meters are arranged symmetrically with the driver in the center. The instrument panel decorations, steering wheel and symmetrical vents are arranged at an ideal height and the door trim is also molded in an even way to create a dynamic space with a wide feeling that is conducive for concentration while driving.
As the first model to be equipped with Skyactiv Vehicle Dynamics’ G Vectoring Control, it offers a driving performance that offers a performance feel where the driver can control the car at will and also excellent noise performance and comfort for passengers as well. It is also the first Japanese Mazda model to use Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) which enables tracking between 0 and 100km/h. It has moved forward a great deal in safety features and expanding the range of Human Machine Interface (HMI).
There is a choice of power units between 2L and 2.5L gasoline, and 2.2L clean diesel. All have 6-speed AT and the number of grades has been expanded to 8. The price is 2,462,400 to 3,526,200 yen and the monthly sales goal is 2,400 units.
(Translated by Greg Scott)