All-new Mazda CX-5 In 2012, the first-generation Mazda CX-5 was released – a well-equipped, practical and roomy family crossover. Five years on, and the vehicle has entered its second generation. This all-new version has improved upon the many qualities of its forbear, resulting in a compact SUV that justifiably stakes a claim to be the best in its class. The bold styling of the original has been refined; the new CX-5 is an even more impressive-looking car with added flourishes of sophistication, inside and out. The vehicle is available in SE-L Nav and Sport Nav trim levels. The former is packed with labour-saving features and safety equipment, while the latter adds yet more attributes to deliver an enhanced motoring experience. SE-L Nav grades ride on 19-inch alloy wheels, which are lightweight for optimum efficiency and fashioned with a fetching five-triangle motif. The same, entry-level trim also features a classy, black-leather-upholstered cabin that delivers sublime comfort with, among other things, power-adjustable front seats and reclining rear positions.
Crystalline beauty It’s appropriate that the newest iteration of the CX-5 should be daubed in a brand-new colour. Soul Red Crystal accentuates the car’s subtle form, enhancing the marque’s KODO concept to bring this already highly attractive vehicle to vivid life. This new hue is based upon the Japanese brand’s original Soul Red and is suffused with a fiery energy using Takuminuri coating, which adds a textural richness.
Take a seat and relax... The new CX-5’s upmarket cabin is fitted with comprehensively refashioned rear-row seats that passengers will find hard to relinquish. Each new position offers improved levels of comfort by cocooning the traveller, allowing him or her to sink into its welcoming depths. These back-row positions possess reclining functionality too, making every car journey something to truly cherish.
Interconnected at all times This newest CX-5 iteration delivers a host of visual and aural sensations that engage, entertain and inform in equal measures. With MZD-Connect, that feeling of Jinba Attai, of oneness, continues. This interactive infotainment system is easily accessible via a seven-inch colour touchscreen, a dashboard-mounted Multimedia Commander or by simply using your voice. You can operate audio and telephone functions easily and safely, whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion.
Power and efficiency A 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D engine is available with six-speed manual (or automatic) transmission, and power outputs of 148bhp or 168bhp. This diesel unit offers desirable fuel economy, while emulating the forceful qualities of a turbocharged petrol engine. A 2.0-litre 163bhp SKYACTIV-G unit, meanwhile, delivers better-than-average efficiencies for a petrol engine, and optimal fuel-efficiency.
Safety sense The all-new Mazda CX-5 features the marque’s advanced i-ACTIVSENSE technologies. This comprehensive package is installed to provide you and your co-travellers with optimal protection at all times, whatever the prevailing conditions. Two radars, a near-infrared laser and a camera are featured which, in combination, constantly analyse the car’s surroundings (particularly the road ahead) to identify and minimise potential threats. An optional Safety Pack (standard with Sport Nav trims) comes with adaptive LED headlamps and driver aids such as Lane-keep Assist (LKA) and Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM). Adaptive LED headlights provide added security at night by monitoring vehicles ahead, and automatically adjusting beam intensity so that other drivers aren’t dazzled. A high-beam level is otherwise maintained, providing peak visibility. LKA prevents the car from deviating from your intended path, while BSM alerts you to the proximity of vehicles that might otherwise go undetected. Sport Nav grades additionally feature the benefits of Colour Active Driving Display, which incorporates Traffic Sign Recognition technology. This head-up display delivers all the information you need to safely navigate possible obstacles, changes in speed limits and more.
Experience the captivating CX-5 for yourself The all-new Mazda CX-5 has already received much praise, including a five-star review from What Car? The widely respected automotive website describes the latest CX-5 as “one of the best SUVs you can buy, thanks to its smart, practical interior and its excellent handling.” Why not judge for yourself by booking a test drive with us today? Open seven days a week, Vantage in Oldham is the North West of England’s pre-eminent Mazda dealership, providing all your motoring needs and a range of great Mazda offers.