Australia’s most popular SUV has just received a significant facelift with the New Mazda CX-5 getting a host of interior, exterior and safety improvements that are expected to continue Australia’s passion for this vehicle.
Since arriving in February 2012, the Mazda CX-5 has taken the country by storm. It has sold almost 1,700 units per month since launch, with total vehicle sales now approaching 60,000 sales.
On sale from February 1, the New Mazda CX-5 has evolved with some sharp internal and external styling changes; the introduction of new i-ACTIVSENSE technologies takes safety to a new level, whilst improved dynamics make driving even more enjoyable.
The New CX-5 now features MZD Connect, Mazda’s advanced next-generation car connectivity system, that includes a seven-inch touch screen display operated by a centrally located commander control knob.
Further updates and additions to the New CX-5 comprise a wide array of both driving and safety features including Mazda’s first-ever electric parking brake and the introduction of many new i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies*:
- Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH) improve visibility at night,
- Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) supports the driver in steering the car,
- Driver Attention Alert (DAA) monitors how the driver performs at speed
- Smart City Brake Support (Forward/Reverse) (SCBS F/R) adds rearward detection to help reduce the likelihood of an accident.
- New Mazda CX-5 also offers Smart Brake Support (SBS) and Mazda Radar Cruise Control.
The New CX-5 will continue to lead the pack thanks to an elegant new exterior design. The CX-5’s front-end has been re-imagined, offering a design that is bolder and tauter than its predecessor.
The front grille mesh has been replaced with five horizontal fins; front head and fog lamps and rear combination lamps use LEDs*, there is a newly designed 19 inch wheel that includes five paired spokes and there are two new CX-5 colours, Sonic Silver Metallic and Titanium Flash Mica.
While these upgrades make New CX-5 even more stylish, it is its driving and handling that sets it apart from the competition.
Changes to the CX-5’s suspension system offers a smoother, flatter ride, while NVH has been improved thanks to ‘path-blocking and concentrated sound absorption’. An outing is further enhanced with the addition of Drive Selection* which switches drive modes for a more responsive drive.
The New CX-5 continues to be powered by ground-breaking SKYACTIV technology that delivers both driving enjoyment and great fuel efficiency. There are three powertrain choices available, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre and 2.5 litre petrol engines and the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 litre diesel engine – which all offer clever i-stop technology to contribute to fuel efficiency across the entire CX-5 range.
In a further win for buyers – thanks to the new Japan Free Trade Agreement – prices for the New CX-5, even with an abundance of new equipment, have decreased.
The entry grade CX-5 Maxx with SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre engine and SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission had a Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) from $27,800 when it was launched in February 2012; the New CX-5 equivalent has an MLP from $27,190 – a reduction of $610.
With a range of new options now also available, there is a New CX-5 for everyone.
New CX-5 Pricing
2.0L Petrol FWD
|Maxx Sport Safety||6AT||$34,020|
2.5L Petrol AWD
|Maxx Sport Safety||6AT||$37,020|
2.2L Diesel AWD
|Maxx Sport Safety||6AT||$40,220|
Soul Red metallic paint $200
*on selected grades