Earlier this year, Mazda upgraded the popular CX-5, which accounts for 21% of the manufacturer’s total sales in Europe. Then he got a new gasoline engine and more modern infotainment. Less than a year has passed, the Japanese manufacturer is again improving its SUV with visual, but also technological changes. It is believed that the CX-5 is now more ready to fight a very successful rival - Toyota RAV4.
The new Mazda CX-5 arrives in Europe early next year and brings a new 3D design of the radiator grille with a chrome frame, a redesigned front bumper and a refreshed light group.
The new CX-5 uses Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, meaning it now offers an improved chassis and suspension, while designers have redesigned the seats as well, to increase driving comfort and reduce fatigue. In addition, comfort is further enhanced by better cabin insulation.
The 2022 model also gets new technology, with the introduction of Mazda's Mi-Drive system for selecting the mode of driving, where the novelty is the "off-road" mode, while all-wheel drive has become the standard for the American market.
As for Europe, the new CX-5 will be available in three new trim levels - the initial "Newground" is equipped with silver protection on the front and rear bumpers and door trims. It has black mirrors, lime-green details on the front grille and a choice of 17-inch or 19-inch wheels. In the cabin, the Newground models have suede upholstery and lime-green details, writes Autocar.
The next level is the "Sport Black", which features a glossy black mask with red details, with a black lower part of the bumper, wheel arches and mirrors. Black 19-inch alloy wheels come as standard, while the interior has red seams on the seats, steering wheel, gear lever and doors.
The top versions carry the "GT Sport" label, and are equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels in light silver and a more luxurious interior, with the addition of Nappa leather and wooden decorations.
The novelty from Mazda now also offers a storage for a phone with wireless charging, while the trunk is more practical with a double compartment. The "Newground" versions will get a partition with a waterproof side for wet or dirty objects.
Safety has also been improved with the implementation of Mazda's i-Activsense systems, which include state-of-the-art cruise control and driving assistance.
The new CX-5 will continue to use the atmospheric 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G of 190 hp, as well as the turbo version that develops 254 hp.
Details on prices and specifications for the 2022 model will be announced in the coming months.