It is clear that there have been many changes made to the CX-5 and the exterior outlook of the model is much stronger than before, with the larger grille and sharper lines long the bonnet.
Fitted with two trim levels and plenty of accessories, the CX-5 comes in SE-L and Sport Nav trims that can be specced with either a 162-bhp 2.0-litre petrol or a 2.2-litre diesel coming in two states of tune – 147bhp and 172bhp – and all can come with a manual or automatic transmission. Diesel models can come with either front-wheel or four-wheel drive.
The CX-5 has been refined since the first generation to give a more pleasant driving experience with improvements to the steering, suspension and braking system. Mazda has also brought G-Vectoring Control to the mid-size SUV model, which helps improve grip and control.
As standard all CX-5 models come with LED headlights, power-folding mirrors, dual-zone climate control and seven-inch touchscreen with infotainment system, satellite navigation and DAB radio.
Sport Nav models also come with a reversing camera, keyless entry, heated front seats and steering wheel, powered tailgate and head-up display, which includes traffic sign recognition.
Optional features are also on offer, including the safety pack – which includes adaptive LED headlights, blind spot monitoring and lane-keep assist – and radar cruise control.
The new CX-5 SUV will be coming to JCT600 Mazda showrooms from 30th June, with a model starting price from £23,595. Ahead of the official launch, our Mazda dealerships will be hosting VIP test drive preview events for the chance to see it first.
To book your test drive, please get in touch with your preferred dealership
to confirm your place. Test drives are available on a first come first served basis.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Added: 16 May 2017