The new Mazda CX-5 has been revealed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show and boasts a complete redesign of the compact SUV whilst still retaining the KODO – Should of Motion design philosophy seen throughout the range for years now.
Mazda say they have redesigned almost every aspect of the all-new CX-5, stating it has been engineered with a strong focus on ‘human sensibilities’ to deliver responsive performance, whilst also prioritising passenger comfort with a refined demeanour.
The new Mazda CX-5 comes with a choice of two SKYACTIV petrol engines, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and SKYACTIV-G 2.5-litre as well as a SKYACTIV-D 2.2-litre diesel engine to round off the line-up. Each of the engines are said to deliver powerful, linear performance whilst returning high levels of fuel economy as well as returning low emissions. The new model also features G-Vectoring control as well as a widescreen head-up display and a remote controlled power lift gate.
The design of the new CX-5 displays a very clean look, both inside and out. Mazda aimed for it to have a solid stance and expression of forward momentum, whereas the Soul Red Crystal body colour is new for the CX-5, with more saturation and depth than the previous Soul Red Metallic paint colour. The paint is applied using Mazda’s Takuminuri painting technology, to provide the ‘quality and precision’ of that found with a hand painted finish.
The all-new Mazda CX-5 is set to go on sale in February in Japan, before rolling out to other markets around the world. Mazda will be hoping this newly designed model will provide the same success to the brand as previous iterations, where it is Mazda’s top selling car in Europe and contributes to 25% of Mazda’s global sales.