“Next Gen” Mazda CX-5 heading for SA next year

Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled the all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV at the Los Angeles Motor Show this week.

001-off-my-wheelsBrian Joss – The fully redesigned model, which refines every element of Mazda’s design and technology to offer new dimensions of driving pleasure, will be launched in Japan in February and is expected to launch in Southern Africa mid-2017.

The slogan for development of the Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 is “an SUV all customers will enjoy,” and Mazda aims to add a new dimension by offering driving pleasure that everyone on board can enjoy – not just the driver. The model is engineered in line with human sensibilities to deliver responsive performance that conforms to the driver’s expectations.

World debut: the new Mazda CX-5. Picture: Quickpic
World debut: the new Mazda CX-5. Picture: Quickpic

It also prioritises passenger comfort, with a quiet cabin and pleasant ride feel, and adopts G-Vectoring Control, the first of the Skyactiv-vehicle dynamics vehicle motion control technologies. Designed under the ‘Kodo – Soul of Motion’ design theme, the exterior is both bold and sensual, and the interior has been crafted to give occupants a pleasant feeling. The body colour line-up includes the newly developed Soul Red Crystal, which highlights the beauty and quality of Mazda’s Kodo designs.

The powertrain lineup comprises the Skyactiv-G 2.0 and 2.5 petrol, and Skyactiv-D 2.2 diesel engines. All three options offer powerful, linear driving performance and outstanding environmental performance.

Launched in 2012, the Mazda CX-5 was the first new-generation model featuring SKYACTIV Technology and KODO design. It has since grown into a core model that is sold in over 120 countries and accounts for approximately one quarter of Mazda’s global sales volume. It has won around 90 awards worldwide, including 2012-2013 Japan Car of the Year

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