Updates for CX-5

Updates for CX-5

Mazda has given a facelift and additional specification to its CX-5 for the 2015 model year.

Mazda New Zealand Managing Director Andrew Clearwater says the original CX-5 made an unprecedented impact in New Zealand and the new model is set to do it all over again.

“This vehicle is more than just a SUV. It’s a whole new way of seeing the SUV. The beauty of the launch model was that it was fun to drive, and it was just as at home on urban streets as it was on New Zealand’s windy, off the beaten track-type roads. The new CX-5 makes that driving experience even more enjoyable while being one of the safest vehicles on the road.”

Extensive changes were made to the interior of the car with a new front and rear console design, wider door storage pockets, adjustable cup-holders with storage bin, and 3D meter cluster dials.

Also new is an electronic park break, ‘Sport’ mode drive selection (petrol models) and MZD Connect’s 7-inch colour touchscreen and commander dial as standard across all models.

The exterior receives an updated grill, spot-lamp bezels and wing mirrors, which are smaller but with larger side-turn lamps, and a low-profile shark-fin antenna has been added.

The front suspension now features a bushing structure that eases the effects of small vibrations and larger jolts at higher speeds.

Advancements have been made to NVH with cabin noise reduced by 1.2 dB (-13%) at high speeds. This is also helped by the positioning of sound insulation materials – most notably to the dashboard, bonnet, headliner, doors and boot floor, as well as improved sealing around the doors and frame structure and thicker glass for the rear windows (from 3.1mm to 3.5mm).

To reduce vibration and increase comfort the front seats now have a Pullmaflex suspension mat for the seatback and high-vibration absorbing urethane for the seat cushion (as adopted in the Mazda3 and Mazda2).

The 2015 CX-5 Limited model is the second vehicle after the new Mazda6 to include ‘i-ACTIVSENSE technologies, such as the Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH), Lane-Keep Assist (LAS), Driver Attention Alert (DAA) and Smart City Brake Support – Reverse (SCBS-R).

The GSX grade is also well equipped with i-ACTIVSENSE safety features including Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Smart Brake Support – Forward (SCBS-F) to assist the driver.

Model range:

  • CX-5 FWD 2.0L GLX 6AT Petrol $39,745
  • CX-5 FWD 2.0L GSX 6AT Petrol $41,795
  • CX-5 AWD 2.5L GSX 6AT Petrol $45,295
  • CX-5 AWD 2.2L GSX 6AT Diesel $47,195
  • CX-5 AWD 2.5L Limited 6AT Petrol $54,895
  • CX-5 AWD 2.2L Limited 6AT Diesel $56,795
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