Production of the new CX-5 for all markets started in December last year at the main plant in Japan. It is expected that we’ll see the new model coming through at the very end of June 2017.
The All New 2017 Mazda CX-5
Two Trim levels will be available from launch, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav. Starting from a retail price of £23,695 and going all the way up to £33,195.
Standard Equipment available on all models include LED headlights, automatic power folding mirrors, Dual zone climate control, digital radio alongside a seven inch colour touch screen display with Mazda’s integrated satellite navigation.
Upgrading to the Sport Nav trim level adds more to the standard list with Smart keyless entry, reversing camera, eight way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated steering wheel and heated front seats.
Other options available include a power lift tailgate on the Sport Nav (a first for Mazda), plus a head-up display that projects directly onto the windscreen that will also shows the speed limit from the traffic sign recognition system.
The Petrol 2.0 litre 165ps Skyactiv-G petrol engine is available in front wheel drive and six speed manual in both the SE-L and the Sport Nav
Diesel offerings on SE-L Nav and Sport Nav come in the form of a 2.2 litre 150ps Skyactiv-D thats comes in manual and automatic with front wheel drive and Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD system. The higher output 175ps diesel is only available in the Sport Nav trim and AWD, it can also be paired with a manual and automatic transmission.
The exterior changes bring the CX-5 into the future to compete with the ever competitive Large SUV market. At the front, thinner and sleeker front headlights feature either side of a wider and deeper looking front grille. The rear of the car gets some small changes with re profiled taillights and a reworked tailgate.
Jeremy Thomson, Mazda Motors UK managing director, 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.
“When it arrives in UK dealerships this summer I’m sure the all-new Mazda CX-5 will carry on winning over British SUV buyers, especially as increased equipment levels and superb residual values mean it continues to represent great value for retail and fleet customers alike.”