The all-new Mazda CX-5 has been unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The second-generation, fully redesigned CX-5 is represented by a tagline of “an SUV all customers will enjoy”, which denotes the marque’s latest design and technology. Official roll out in February 2017 is scheduled for the Japanese market, followed by the rest of the key global markets.
With the new CX-5, Mazda aims to add a new dimension by offering driving pleasure that everyone on board can enjoy—not just the driver. The model is engineered in line with human sensibilities to deliver responsive performance that conforms to the driver’s expectations. It also prioritizes passenger comfort, with a quiet cabin and pleasant ride feel, and adopts G-Vectoring Control, the first of the SKYACTIV-Vehicle Dynamics vehicle motion control technologies.
Designed under the KODO-Soul of Motion design theme, the exterior is both bold and sensual, and the interior has been crafted to give occupants a pleasant feeling. The bold, sensual KODO exterior enhances the CX-5’s distinct personality. Its physique emphasizes a solid stance and expression of forward momentum, while the newly developed Soul Red Crystal body color premiering on the CX-5 highlights KODO’s appeal by heightening the depth of the body’s surfaces. Soul Red Crystal is an advanced version of Soul Red Metallic, imparting a fresher, more radiant transparence with 20% greater color saturation and 50% more depth.
Like other Mazda premium colors, Soul Red Crystal uses Mazda’s Takuminuri painting technology, which gives mass-production vehicles the quality and precision of a hand-painted finish, in a unique three-coat structure. Thanks to a specially developed pigment and different flakes that reflect and absorb light, Mazda achieved an extraordinarily deep and vivid finish.
The powertrain lineup for the new Mazda CX-5 comprises of three options: SKYACTIV-G 2.0, SKYACTIV-G 2.5 gasoline and SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel. All three options offer powerful, linear driving performance and exemplary fuel consumption and emissions figures.
Launched in 2012, the Mazda CX-5 was the first new-generation model featuring SKYACTIV technology and KODO design. It has since grown into a core model that is sold in over 120 countries and accounts for approximately one quarter of Mazda’s global sales volume. It has won as many as 90 awards worldwide, including 2012-2013 Japan Car of the Year.