Mazda has started production of the all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV at its Ujina Plant No. 2, approximate to its global headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan. The model will go on sale in Japan in February before being rolled out to global markets.
The production roll-out represents the first mass-produced of Mazda’s highly successful SUV model. The first mass produced CX-5 will be available with Japanese specifications.
The slogan for development of the new CX-5 was “an SUV all customers will enjoy,” and Mazda aimed for a new dimension of driving pleasure that can be shared by everyone on board. Recently unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 CX-5 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. Available for the 2017 CX-5 for the first time is the newly developed Soul Red Crystal body color, which highlights the design’s appeal by heightening the depth of the body’s surfaces.
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.
The original CX-5, production of which began in November 2011, introduced a new generation of models featuring the full range of SKYACTIV technology*1 and KODO design. Cumulative production reached 1 million units in April 2015, making it the second fastest Mazda to reach the million-unit milestone after the Mazda3 (known as Axela in Japan). Total production reached approximately 1.57 million units at the end of October this year. With global sales increasing every year since launch, the CX-5 has grown into a core model that accounts for about a quarter of Mazda’s annual sales volume.