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New Mazda CX-5 due in 2017

Published 16 November 2016

Mazda has revealed a new CX-5 and, while it looks like a mid-life refresh, Mazda says it’s actually the next-generation model.

It’s set to provide improved comfort and technology and it’s due in the UK from mid-2017. Prices are expected to start at around £23,000.

The new car is lower the outgoing model, with a more upright windscreen to give the look of a longer bonnet. Interior and load area dimensions are very similar to the outgoing car.

However, Mazda has worked to improve passenger comfort through a technology called G-Vectoring Control, which reduces the amount of movement felt when cornering.

Mazda CX-5 2017 (6)

Rigidity has been increased thanks to stronger steel, while the suspension settings have been revised to provide an improved blend of handling and ride quality.

The current CX-5 comes with a 165PS 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel with either 150PS or 175PS, both of which have been improved and carried over into the new model. Mazda hasn’t confirmed any details yet, but expect a slight torque boost and improved efficiency.

Inside there is a new infotainment screen that sits on top of the dashboard, as in the Mazda CX-3 and MX-5. Based on the images, it looks to have the same user-friendly interface as in those cars, with a touchscreen for use when parked and a rotary controller to be used when on the go.

Specifications for the UK, including pricing, performance and standard equipment, are likely to be announced in early 2017.

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Comments

Engineer Andy    on 20 November 2016

Toyota and Honda take note - this is how to style a car! Its not ALL about engineering quality.

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