Mazda’s second-generation CX-5 will go on sale in the UK this June and is expected to be priced from Â£ 24,000.
That the starting price would be about Â£800 more than the equivalent current generation model, which is more than rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage.
The SUV has been revealed at the Los Angeles motor show and shows, Mazda is looking to continue his momentum at the global level, spurred on by the popularity of Suvs.
The manufacturer says that the new CX-5 will kick-start a new era for its line-up, where passenger enjoyment is as important as driving pleasure and simplistic Japanese design helps you to stand out among competitors.
In Europe, the new CX-5 enters a congested segment dominated by models such as the Qashqai and Sportage. Its design takes heavy inspiration from big, US-centric CX-9.
The CX-5 stylish headlights are divided by a wide-mouth grille and sit above a cleanly designed bumper, but bulky wheel arches and tall doors give the car the more rugged look of a proper SUV. The passage is unchanged in the new car, 2700mm long, but shorter overhangs have cut the overall length of 5mm.
Compared with the output CX-5, the new model sits lower and is 10 mm wider in the front, creating a more sporty. This is combined with increased visibility for the front occupants, with a wider field of view for the front passengers, thanks to the posts having been moved back by 35mm.
The cabin has been designed with a driver-centric focus and uses the familiar Mazda looks like a three-spoke steering wheel and clutterfree dashboard design, surmounted by a 7.0 in display. This is accompanied by a 4.6 high-resolution TFT display in the dashboard and head-up display on the windscreen.
Mazda MZD connected technology allows users to connect the infotainment system with their smartphones and other mobile devices. Hands free phone, Harman cloud-based technology, and SD-card based sat-nav are all included. The CX-5 also gets a 10-speaker Bose sound system with noise environmental technology which improves the audio quality while on the move.
In the pursuit of a more comfortable driving experience, the base of the centre console has been raised compared to its predecessor, the automatic lifting gear selector from 60mm and the manual gearlever 40mm. The 2017 car, it also introduces a new twostep mechanism reclining on his bench in the rear, and using more shapely cushions for its offices in an attempt to provide a better support.
The CX-5 maintains the engine line-up as its predecessor, which in the UNITED kingdom, is constituted by a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel and 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engine. The specifications have yet to be confirmed, but the output for the diesel CX-5 has 163bhp and a combined fuel economy of 61.4 mpg, while the gasoline model figures are 173bhp and 47.1 mpg.
In the USA, the CX-5 will also be available with a 2.5 litre petrol engine carried forward from the drive output. This appliance is not intended to be sold in the UNITED kingdom.
Six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearboxes are offered. Drive is sent to the front wheels, as standard, with Mazda’s i-Active all-wheel drive system is available as an option.
The CX-5 will also be Mazda’s new comfort-improving technology G-Vectoring Control (GVC). This system allows you to adjust the torque of the motor in response to the steering angle to optimize the vertical load on each wheel, reducing the amount of movement experienced in the cabin and reducing the need for the driver to correct the steering.
The CX-5 gets MacPherson front and multi-link rear suspension, with an enlargement of diameter for the front shock absorber pistons, to help reduce roll and give a smoother ride.
The structure of the body is 16% more rigid than the old CX-5, in part because of the use of hard steel and the side pillars and door sill. Mazda also says enhancements to the structure and aerodynamics have reduced the road noise by an average of 1.3 dB at 62mph.
Safety features include both passive and active systems, combined within Mazda i-Activsense technology. Incorporates the driver assist features such as radar cruise control, which can bring the CX-5 to a complete stop, and the traffic sign recognition.