New Mazda CX-5 priced from £23,695
Mazda has released pricing and specification details for its new CX-5, which introduces new technologies including G-Vectoring Control and head-up display.
Unveiled at the end of 2016 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the second-generation CX-5 is expected to continue the original model’s success with fleets, which took 44% of registrations.
Priced from £23,695 – up from £23,395 on the old model, the new CX-5 offers SE-L Nav and Sport Nav trim levels, with the old SE-L Lux models axed.
Standard equipment includes LED headlights, auto power-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, DAB radio and a seven-inch colour touch-screen display with Mazda’s integrated navigation. Sport Nav models – which took 58% of registrations for the previous generation – build on this with a reversing camera, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat and Smart keyless entry, plus heated front seats and steering wheel. The Sport Nav trim also provides the brand debut of a power lift tailgate plus a new head-up display with Traffic Sign Recognition.
Engine line-up is carried over and features the 163bhp 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine and the 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D diesel with 148bhp or 173bhp. The petrol is available solely with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox while the lower-powered diesel comes with front-wheel drive and AWD and a choice of the manual transmission or six-speed auto. The 173bhp diesel comes exclusively in Sport Nav trim with AWD, with a choice of automatic or manual transmission.
CO2 emissions start at 132g/km for the 148bhp 2WD manual diesel with fuel economy of 56.5mpg combined – this compares to 119g/km and 61.4mpg for the same engine on the outgoing model, with Mazda saying the change are due to the engines being engineered with real-world test cycles in mind as well as improvements in noise and vibration within the cabin and the extra equipment.
The new CX-5 is on sale from 30 June.
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