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.
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.
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
|Maxx Sport Safety||6AT||$34,020|
2.5L Petrol AWD
|Maxx Sport Safety||6AT||$37,020|
2.2L Diesel AWD
|Maxx Sport Safety||6AT||$40,220|