Mazda’s facelifted Mazda CX-5 crossover arrives in showrooms in spring 2015, and there are plenty of changes inside and out, and also new safety equipment and technology.
The present new Mazda CX-5 is one of the UK’s favourite SUVs, winning the Auto Express’s Best Crossover award back in 2012.
Engines remain unchanged, with the familiar 2.0-litre petrol and award-winning 2.2-litre diesel available in this new Mazda CX-5. Mazda’s new release is expected to appear in March/April just in time for the new 15 plate, with retail prices starting from £22,295 and ranging to £30,595.
It was seen first at the 2014 LA Motor Show in November, design, as well as fresh wheels and fog lamps.
In the cabin, the changes are extensive, with graded materials all-round and a new electronic handbrake for the first time. Additional soundproofing and tweaks to the springs and dampers should make the cabin quieter and improve the ride and handling.
Equipment across the range is improved with the update, including a new seven-inch touchscreen system called MZD Connect. The system includes DAB radio as standard for the first time, and advanced smartphone pairing allowing internet connection and on-screen browsing. It's mated with the firm's Multimedia Controller dial for ease of use, and is standard on all models.
New standard equipment also includes coming/leaving headlamp function and passenger seat height adjustment. The top of the range Sport Nav model will now get LED headlamps and running lights, plus LED foglamps and 19-inch gunmetal alloy wheels. It also gets an updated sat-nav system with better mapping and updates.
The optional extras now includes a radar cruise control and additional technology added to the Safety Pack, Adaptive LED headlamps with an anti-dazzle function feature, and there's a new lane-keep assist function with Driver Attention Alert.