Determined to maintain the Mazda CX-5’s position as one of the most competitive vehicles in its class, the Japanese manufacturer is introducing upgraded versions of its compact SUV across the model line-up for 2014 – all of them incorporating innovative fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology.
Two new exterior colours are offered (Blue Reflex Mica and Deep Crystal Blue Mica). Every model is equipped with revised suspension featuring re-tuned dampers, bushes and stabilisers which improve driving dynamics by delivering increased ride comfort and reduced noise, vibration and harshness.
“When we first launched the Mazda CX-5, we were confident it would quickly establish new class standards thanks to its SKYACTIV technology and unrivalled blend of performance (up to 310ft lb of torque and 0-62mph acceleration from 8.8seconds), fuel economy (up to 61.4mpg) and low emissions (from just 119g/km),” comments Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK.
“Last year we sold more than 6,000 Mazda CX-5 vehicles in the UK, up 227 percent over 2012, and with strong demand across the globe the CX-5 will continue to be highly sought-after in 2014. This year the upgraded 2014 models will ensure that every Mazda CX-5 continues to offer customers a remarkably compelling ownership proposition, thanks to its great fuel economy, low emissions, fun-to-drive performance, high specifications, attractive pricing, low running costs and excellent residualvalues,” concludes Allibon.
Manual transmission Mazda CX-5 models are now fitted with a new clutch restart system that allows engine restart by depressing the clutch (within three seconds of stalling), without the need to use the engine start/stop button. Automatic transmission models now have a straight-shift gate, as fitted to the all-new Mazda3.
Further upgrades are applied to all SE-L Lux and Sport models, with a memory function for the powered driver’s seat and a 6-way powered passenger seat as standard. Full leather trim comes in Black (as standard) and for 2014, Light Stone leather (as featured on the all-new Mazda3 and Mazda6), is a £200 option.
The 20-strong line-up of Mazda CX-5 models for 2014 is priced from £21,595 to £29,595 on-the-road (OTR). Customers can choose from 165ps petrol or 150/175ps diesel engines, six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, three specification levels (SE-L, SE-L Lux and Sport, with or without Nav) and 2-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) – depending on model.