Mazda reveals new CX-5 at LA
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The sports crossover features new grille, new colour
Mazda revealed the new CX-5 sports crossover just hours ahead of the Los Angeles motor show.
The second-generation CX-5 was unveiled at Hollywood Studios to global media last night, ahead of the motor show.
On sale in New Zealand early next year, the all-new CX-5 stands out thanks to a new floating front grille and Mazda’s new colour, Soul Red Crystal.
Launched in 2012, the CX-5 was the first new-generation model featuring Mazda’s SkyActiv technology and ‘Kodo’ design
Mazda New Zealand’s managing director, Andrew Clearwater, said the company cannot wait for the all-new CX-5 to be launched in 2017.
“The previous Mazda CX-5 has been an outstanding success in New Zealand and we expect the all-new CX-5 to continue the vehicles dominance of the mid-size SUV market in New Zealand,” said Clearwater.
The powertrain line-up comprises the SkyActiv-G 2- and 2.5-litre petrol, and SkyActiv-D 2.2-litre diesel engines.
Mazda USA’s design director, Julien Montousse, said the new CX-5 was “elegant yet restrained” at the press reveal.
“There is tension with dynamism in the design … with the new front face a signature with excellent spread and depth,” he said.
Montousse created the interior of the all-new Mazda CX-9, and his cues are in the new CX-5 with a driver cockpit and high quality material.
An important element of the new CX-5 is the colour of the show vehicle. Soul Red Crystal is an advanced version of Soul Red, boasting 20 per cent greater colour saturation and 50 per cent more depth than Soul Red. The concave elements on the car reflect black, making it a stand out.