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Monday, 19 June 2017

The All-New Mazda CX-5 SUV - The best version of the model ever launched.

  • The all-new Mazda CX-5 delivers new levels of sophistication, style and driver involvement.
  • Priced from £23,695 to £33,195 it builds on the success of the award-winning first generation.
  • On sale from the 30th June, the ten-model UK line-up features SE-L Nav and Sport Nav trim levels.
Building on the extraordinary success of the outgoing CX-5, a car that introduced Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology and KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy, the all-new Mazda CX-5 has been designed to bring a new dimension of driving pleasure to SUV customers.
With its award-winning combination of style, driving dynamics and efficiency the original Mazda CX-5 changed perceptions in the compact SUV segment. Winning acclaim from customers and media alike, global sales of over 1.5 million mean it now accounts for roughly 25 per cent of Mazda’s global sales volume with more than 32,000 current-generation CX-5s having been sold in the UK since 2012.
Now with enhancements across the board, an all-new interior and a fully-revised body structure the all-new Mazda CX-5 raises the bar even higher, delivering new levels of style, refinement and driving pleasure. Designed under the concept of ‘Refined Toughness’ the second-generation CX-5 features a powerful evolution of Mazda’s front-end design, while sleeker sides and a lower roofline underscore its solid stance and elegant proportions. 
Inside, Mazda’s human-centric development ethos delivers an interior that merges meticulous cockpit ergonomics with a sophisticated, high-quality and spacious cabin environment.
A product of Mazda’s ‘Jinba-Ittai’ car-and-driver as one philosophy, the all-new Mazda CX-5 delivers new levels of driver engagement and comfort. 
With particular attention paid to reducing noise and vibration within the cabin, the all-new CX-5 provides unmistakably premium levels of comfort and refinement, while at the same time improving on the class-leading handling precision and driver involvement of the outgoing car. 
With 15 per cent stiffer torsional body rigidity than the outgoing model, refinements to the steering, suspension and brakes, plus the introduction of G-Vectoring Control (GVC) the all-new Mazda CX-5 is more comfortable, refined and responsive than ever.
Available in two highly-specified trim levels, the ten model UK range starts at just £23,695. Both Mazda’s SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual and SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmissions feature in the range, as does the latest generation of Mazda’s intelligent i-ACTIV all-wheel drive (AWD) system.
Powered by a familiar range of SKYACTIV engines, the 2.0-litre 165ps SKYACTIV-G petrol engine is available in SE-L Nav and Sport Nav trim and is offered exclusively with front-wheel drive and Mazda’s six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual gearbox.
Making up the bulk of the range, the popular 2.2-litre 150ps SKYACTIV-D diesel is available with front-wheel drive and i-ACTIV AWD and comes with a choice of SKYACTIV-MT or SKYACTIV-Drive gearbox. Sitting at the top of the range, the flagship 2.2-litre 175ps SKYACTIV-D comes exclusively in Sport Nav trim and is equipped with Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD, and like the lower output diesel, it can be matched to either automatic or manual transmission.
Across both outputs the SKYACTIV-D diesel engines have been enhanced with the introduction of Mazda’s noise reducing Natural Sound Smoother technology, which entails the fitting of a dynamic damper within the pin securing the piston to the connecting rod to reduce start-up and idle reverberation.  In addition Transient Control sharpens throttle responsiveness by more precise control of engine torque with optimised turbo pressure and finer adjustment of fuel injection.
All models feature a generous standard equipment tally that includes LED headlights, auto power-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, DAB radio and a 7” colour touch-screen display with Mazda’s integrated navigation.  
Sport Nav cars add to this with a host of premium highlights including a reversing camera, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and Smart keyless entry, plus heated front seats and steering wheel. 
Offered in a Mazda for the first time, Sport Nav models also feature a power lift tailgate, plus a new head-up display (HUD) that projects directly onto the windscreen and features Traffic Sign Recognition.
Other highlights include two new optional paint colours: Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Machine Grey Metallic. Both colours use Mazda’s unique three-layer TAKUMINURI painting technology, and compared to previous CX-5’s Soul Red Metallic paint, Soul Red Crystal increases brightness by approximately 20 per cent and depth by 50 per cent.
Commenting on the all-new Mazda CX-5 Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director of Mazda Motors UK 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.”    
Adding, “With it arriving in UK dealerships this month 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.” 
All-new Mazda CX-5 pricing
‘On the road’ (OTR) Retail Price
Mazda CX-5 2.0 165ps 2WD SE-L Nav
Mazda CX-5 2.0 165ps 2WD Sport Nav
Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD SE-L Nav
Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD SE-L Nav Auto
Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps AWD SE-L Nav
Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps AWD SE-L Nav Auto
Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD Sport Nav
Mazda CX-5 2.2 150ps 2WD Sport Nav Auto
Mazda CX-5 2.2 175ps AWD Sport Nav
Mazda CX-5 2.2 175ps AWD Sport Nav Auto

Basic Price
Mica/Metallic/Pearlescent Paint
Machine Grey Metallic Paint
Soul Red Crystal Metallic
Stone leather (in lieu of black leather)**
Safety Pack (Includes Adaptive LED Headlights, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane-keep Assist System and Rear Smart City Brake Support.)***
Mazda Radar Cruise Control****

**       Optional on Sport Nav models only.

***     Optional on Sport Nav diesel models only.
****   Optional on 175ps Sport Nav Auto Diesel models in combination with Safety Pack. Not available with  Stone Leather

All-new Mazda CX-5 Specification
SE-L Nav
Sport Nav trim adds the following equipment:

i-stop (idling stop start system)
19” Gunmetal alloy wheels
17” alloy wheels

Privacy glass (rear and side windows only)
Reversing camera
LED headlights including LED daytime running lights
Power lift tailgate
LED front fog lights 
Power tilt and slide sunroof (175ps only)
Dusk-sensing headlights
Black leather seat trim
Adaptive Front lighting System

Auto power-folding door mirrors
8-way power adjustable driver seat with memory
Coming home/leaving home lights
6-way power adjustable passenger seat
Front and rear parking sensors
Power driver lumbar adjustment
Black cloth seat trim
Heated front seats
Manual driver and passenger height adjustment
Heated steering wheel
Manual driver lumbar adjustment
Windscreen projected colour Active Driving Display (HUD)
Rear seat recline
Traffic Sign Recognition
Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
Smart Keyless Entry
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Wiper de-icer
Electronic parking brake
10 BOSE speakers
Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning
Premium BOSE surround-sound system
Rear air vents

Rain-sensing front wipers

Cruise Control and adjustable speed limiter

Integrated navigation system

DAB radio

Integrated Bluetooth®

7” Colour touch-screen with MZD-Connect infotainment

Multimedia Commander with separate volume dial

USB connectivity  (2 front and 2 rear inputs)

Advanced Smart City Brake Support

Hill Hold Assist

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Front, side and curtain airbags