Mazda has revealed the UK pricing of the all-new Mazda CX-5. A pre-order facility is also available for customers through their local Mazda dealer. The all-new Mazda CX-5 is the Japanese brand's first product to represent its cutting-edge SKYACTIV technology. It made its world premier at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011.
When made available for sale this spring, the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV model range consists of 18 vehicles, with prices ranging from £21,395 to £28,795 (OTR). The new Mazda CX-5 comes in a selection of two engines with three power outputs: the 2.0-liter SKYACTIV 165ps petrol, 2.2-liter SKYACTIV 150ps or 175ps diesel.
The vehicle will also come with manual and automatic transmissions, 2-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) and four equipment levels -- SE-L Nav, SE-L, Sport and Sport Nav. Six diesel models and four petrols will come with 2-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive will be available for eight diesels.
Prices for the 2.0-liter petrol variants begin at £21,395 (OTR) for the CX-5 SE-L to £23,995 for the CX-5 Sport NAV. Prices for the diesel CX-5 versions for the 2.2-liter 150ps models range from £22,995 for the SE-L to £24,295 for the SE-L Auto.
The Sport Nav begins at £25,595 while the entry-level AWD model is priced at £24,695. Prices for 2.2-litre 175ps diesel models start at £27,195 for the CX-5 AWD Sport. The vehicle also comes with a selection of eight exterior colors and black cloth or leather interior trim in black or stone – depending on the unit.
All-new Mazda CX-5 will return a combined fuel consumption figure of 61.4 to 47.0mpg and will achieve remarkably low CO2 emissions for a compact SUV with 119 to 144g/km, depending also on the model. With a rating of 119g/km, the Mazda CX-5 150ps diesel 2WD model is notably below the class average of 147g/km measured throughout the 11 competitors.
CX-5 SE-L models have 17-inch alloy wheels, dual zone climate control air-conditioning, front fog lights, privacy glass, Smart City Brake Support, and back and front parking sensors. Going up the CX-5 range, Sport grade models will have 19-inch alloy wheels, full leather trim, Bi-Xenon headlights with Active Front Lighting System, powered driver's seat, a reversing camera and heated front seats.
For Mazda, a compact crossover should not be just one in terms of looks, but also in terms of performance. This is why the Japanese will mark its entry into the compact crossover segment with a new vehicle that could evoke one’s emotion and passion for driving – the new Mazda CX-5. As the first model to feature Mazda’s new "KODO - Soul of Motion" design theme, the new CX-5 offers a delicate blend of style and performance as well as beauty and power.
KODO made its debut in 2010 with the Mazda Shinari sports coupe concept, and this was followed by Mazda Minagi compact crossover concept. Interestingly, the new Mazda CX-5 is derived from the Mazda Minagi. This is why it is not surprising for the Mazda CX-5 to feature the KODO theme, which is expected to underpin the looks and design of the next generation of Mazda vehicles.
To promptly and properly capture the true essence of the KODO – which by itself exudes emotion, vitality and agility – Mazda designers for the new CX-5 designers made a good study of the fastest animals on land – cheetahs. Designers intimately observed how cheetahs employ their entire body as a spring, thereby translating their energy into elegant and graceful motion.
In creating the looks of the new Mazda CX-5, designers took inspiration by the elegance and beauty of a cheetah, infusing KODO into the overall design of this new compact crossover. Thanks to this, Mazda was able to give the CX-5 a stylish yet very sophisticated exterior that exudes both an elegant sense of motion and the sturdiness and practicality of an SUV.