Improved 2015 Mazda CX-5 lands with sharper pricing

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The facelifted 2015 Mazda CX-5 has arrived in Australia, offering a host of interior, exterior and safety improvements that are expected to continue the CX-5’s dominance in the midsize SUV segment.

Since its launch in February 2012, the Mazda CX-5 has sold almost 1,700 units per month, with total vehicle sales now approaching 60,000 sales.

On sale from February 1, the New Mazda CX-5 has evolved with some sharp internal and external styling changes, new features including the introduction of new i-ACTIVSENSE driving safety technologies, and improved dynamics.

The New CX-5 now features MZD Connect, Mazda’s next-generation car connectivity system, that includes a seven-inch touch screen display operated by a centrally located commander control knob.

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Further updates and additions to the New CX-5 comprise a wide array of both driving and safety features including Mazda’s first-ever electric parking brake and the introduction of additional i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies. Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH), Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) , Driver Attention Alert (DAA) and Smart City Brake Support are now available for upper grade models.

New Mazda CX-5 also offers Smart Brake Support (SBS) and Mazda Radar Cruise Control.

Updates to the exterior of the CX-5’s include a new front grille with five horizontal fins, LED front head and fog lamds and rear combination lamps. There is a newly designed 19 inch wheel with five paired spokes, while the colour palette extends to two new colours, Sonic Silver Metallic and Titanium Flash Mica.

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Mazda claims changes to the CX-5’s suspension system offers a smoother, flatter ride, while NVH has been improved thanks to ‘path-blocking and concentrated sound absorption’. Driving is further enhanced with the addition of Drive Selection which switches drive modes for a more responsive drive.

The New CX-5 continues to be powered by the company’s range of SKYACTIV engines. Three powertrain choices are available, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre and 2.5 litre petrol engines and the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 litre diesel engine – which all offer i-stop idle stop/start technology for fuel efficiency across the entire CX-5 range.

For 2015, prices for the new CX-5 have dropped, thanks to the new Japan Free Trade Agreement.

The entry grade CX-5 Maxx with SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre engine and SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission had a Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) from $27,800 when it was launched in February 2012; the New CX-5 equivalent has an MLP from $27,190 – a reduction of $610.

2015 Mazda CX-5 Pricing

2.0L Petrol FWD

Maxx6MT$27,190
Maxx Safety6MT$28,420
Maxx6AT$29,190
Maxx Safety6AT$30,420
Maxx Sport6AT$32,790
Maxx Sport Safety6AT$34,020

2.5L Petrol AWD

Maxx6AT$32,190
Maxx Safety6AT$33,420
Maxx Sport6AT$35,790
Maxx Sport Safety6AT$37,020
GT6AT$43,390
GT Safety6AT$44,450
Akera6AT$47,410

2.2L Diesel AWD

Maxx Sport6AT$38,990
Maxx Sport Safety6AT$40,220
GT6AT$46,590
GT Safety6AT$47,650
Akera6AT$50,610

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