Mazda has started production of the all new CX-5 just this week at the company’s Ujina Plant No. 2 close to the global headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan. Only just revealed at the Los Angeles motor show in the US this November the new compact family SUV will go on sale in Japan first around February next year, then it will be rolled out across Europe and the rest of the world mid way through 2017.
The new Mazda CX-5
The exact pricing is not available yet but expect it to be in the same region as the current CX-5. The new CX-5 is a direct evolution of design of the car it replaces, rather than a complete overhaul. The front has slimmer headlights and a larger grille, the rear has re-profiled taillights and a tweaked tailgate design. A new interior infotainment system and the very latest safety systems will be available, also a new take on the already popular Special Metallic Soul Red, Soul Red Crystal, this new colour is now deeper and richer.
Mazda are looking to build on the success of the current CX-5 that has become one of the Japanese firm’s bestsellers across the globe. The CX-5 was launched in 2012 and total production surpassed 1 million units in April 2015, making it the second fastest Mazda to reach the huge milestone (after the Mazda 3). The CX-5 now accounts for a around a quarter of Mazda’s annual volume and is the best selling model in Europe where the SUV market grows every year.