2015 Mazda CX-5 Mazda has rolled out its one-millionth CX-5 since the compact SUV’s first introduction in 2012. Only one other variant from the Hiroshima-based marque, the Mazda3, has reached the figure faster. As the first variant infused with the complete range of SKYACTIV Technology and a KODO – Soul of Motion design, the CX-5 has started a pathway to success and new era for Mazda.

The Mazda CX-5 has since won more than 60 awards around the world, including the Car of the Year Japan 2012-2013 as well as numerous best SUV and crossover accolades. It was Japan’s top-selling SUV in 2012 and 2013, and is also Mazda’s most popular variant in several European markets including Germany.

Masashi Otsuka, CX-5 Program Manager, remarked, “I am delighted to see the CX-5 reach the 1 million unit mark in only three years and five months. We are committed to continue enhancing this variant into the future to ensure that it remains a popular choice among people with active lifestyles and will appeal to even more customers.”

2015 Mazda CX-5 rear

The Mazda CX-5 had its updated version in February this year, featuring a revamped face, wheels and lighting. Mazda set out with the 2015 CX-5 to give the market more of what it demanded while at the same time solidifying the model’s attractiveness and evolving the brand’s expression.

On the exterior, Mazda enhanced the KODO design and SUV strength with a more powerful grille, sharper LED head- and rear-light signatures, and redesigned wheels, among other things. A higher quality look and feel dominates the interior, meanwhile, along with a cleaner, more functional and more comfortable layout. In addition, Mazda made a special effort to boost ride comfort with redesigned seats and a number of measures to quieten the cabin. The MZD Connect in-car connectivity system has been introduced in the Mazda CX-5, as well.

In boosting ride comfort, the new CX-5 takes up a restructured suspension to flatten out the road without detracting from the exemplary handling. In fact, the changes have improved both steering response and road stability.

As for performance and efficiency, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is now available with a more powerful SKYACTIV-G petrol engine and i-ELOOP, Mazda’s unique brake energy regeneration system. Speaking of value, the 2015 CX-5 also offers an executive-class range of active safety technology including a number of intelligent new driver-focused systems.

Initially manufactured at Mazda’s Ujina Plant in Hiroshima, the CX-5 is also produced now in China, Russia, Malaysia and Vietnam.