CX-5 is on the prowl
Mazda has added a new engine to its CX-5 range, with the super popular medium SUV to have the option of turbo-petrol power from next month.
The new 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol is also found in the CX-9 and Mazda6 and offers 170kW and 420Nm of torque, making it the most powerful of the CX-5’s engines, but offering 30Nm less torque than the diesel variant.
It also makes it the thirstiest, drinking 8.2L/100km compared with the 2.0 and 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol’s 6.9 and 7.4L/100km respectively and the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel’s 5.7L/100km.
On the plus side, it still only needs 91RON petrol.
It’s only available in GT and Akera trims, each costing $500 less than the diesel variant.
Mazda has also updated the rest of the range, adding its G-Vectoring Plus steering system and tweaking the suspension’s front and rear dampers and stabilisers for a smoother ride.
Standard safety has also been upgraded with the addition of smart brake support, adaptive cruise control, driver attention alert, high beam control, lanedeparture warning and lanekeep assist all as standard.
There have also been changes inside and out.
HVAC controls have been rearranged, while the top-spec Akera now has dark Nappa leather trim, real wood dash and door inserts, ambient LED lights, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated rear outer seats. As previously reported, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard on Mazda vehicles.
Externally, variants get new wheels ranging from 17-19 inches. Prices of the existing variants have risen across the board, between $480 and $1080, though Mazda says the Maxx Sport and GT grades have added $2000 for the $880 price hike. The CX-5 range is available now at Spencer Motors.