Published on March 21st, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Are You Saving Up For This Next Generation Mazda CX-5
Introduced in 2012, the CX-5 was Mazda’s first compact SUV and Mazda’s first model to feature the full range of SKYACTIV Technology. With this all-new CX-5, Mazda aims to improve on the strengths of a vehicle that has captured well over 100 awards to date globally, redefining the standard for compact SUVs while evolving the car’s Jinba-Ittai personality in harmony with human sensibilities.
The intuitive nature of the all-new CX-5 shines inside the “heads-up” cabin, where all important functions are designed for operation with the least possible effort. For example, the vehicle is now available with a windscreen projected head-up display, a feature otherwise seen in this class only in premium models, and a centre console display located on top of the dash for easier viewing. Efforts to reduce road, wind and powertrain noise, meanwhile, enable stress-free conversation. The refined design and outstanding craftsmanship round out the relaxed, upscale interior atmosphere.
AN EXPERIENCE IN QUALITY
As for the exterior, the all-new CX-5 gave the previous generation’s KODO shapes a minimalist aesthetic, removing non-essential elements. The “refined toughness” motto for the new model emphasises a solid, imposing SUV stance with a wider track, A-pillars positioned rearwards, and a lower roof and beltline. The theme echoes inside the roomy cabin with sleek yet rugged elements flowing horizontally outwards from the steering wheel.
Propulsion comes from the same distinguished line-up of lightweight SKYACTIV powertrains and chassis so praised in the outgoing generation, only now tweaked for added responsiveness and efficiency. Together with handling and safety-enhancing innovations like G-Vectoring Control, they react precisely as the driver intends, immediately building confidence and satisfaction, while sharing Jinba-Ittai – the car as an extension of the driver – with everyone on board.
With enriched premium-level quality, intuitive functionality and outstanding responsiveness, this all-new Mazda CX-5 will be in a class above the rest of Malaysia’s compact SUV segment.