MY15 Mazda CX5 Update

2015 Mazda CX5
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.

2015 Mazda CX5

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.

2015 Mazda CX5

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.

2015 Mazda CX5

New CX-5 Pricing

2.0L  Petrol FWD

      Maxx 6MT $27,190
Maxx Safety 6MT $28,420
Maxx 6AT $29,190
Maxx Safety 6AT $30,420
Maxx Sport 6AT $32,790
Maxx Sport Safety 6AT $34,020

2.5L  Petrol AWD

      Maxx 6AT $32,190
Maxx Safety 6AT $33,420
Maxx Sport 6AT $35,790
Maxx Sport Safety 6AT $37,020
GT 6AT $43,390
GT Safety 6AT $44,450
Akera 6AT $47,410

2.2L  Diesel AWD

      Maxx Sport 6AT $38,990
Maxx Sport Safety 6AT $40,220
GT 6AT $46,590
GT Safety 6AT $47,650
Akera 6AT $50,610

Soul Red metallic paint                  $200

*on selected grades

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.