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Mazda CX-5 unveiled in Los Angeles

Mazda has revealed its second-generation CX-5 compact crossover, which introduces updated design and new technologies including G-Vectoring Control and head-up display.

Unveiled in the run up to the Los Angeles Auto Show, the new CX-5 places focus on responsive performance as well as passenger comfort.

The previous-generation CX-5 – currently Mazda’s best-selling model in Europe – was the first Mazda to adopt the ‘Kodo – Soul of Motion’ design language ­and the latest model brings evolutionary updates including revised headlights.

It also brings changed dimensions, with the front and rear tracks 10mm wider than before while it sits lower. The A-pillars have been moved 35mm rearwards.

Other changes see the introduction of G-Vectoring Control – first introduced on the Mazda6 and Mazda3 – which varies engine torque to optimise the load on each wheel, plus a windscreen head-up display – one of the first in its class – and a remote-controlled power tailgate.

Full engine details have not been released but the global range covers two petrol engines – the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and SKYACTIV-G 2.5 – and the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel, with all three said to deliver “outstanding real-world fuel economy and remarkably low emissions”.

The all-new CX-5 will go on sale in February in Japan prior to its roll-out in other markets around the world.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.