Motoring Reporter
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16 Nov 2016
12:53 pm

Next-gen Mazda CX-5 scheduled for 2017 arrival

Motoring Reporter

The slogan for development of the Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 is 'an SUV all customers will enjoy'.

Set to hit South African dealership floors in mid-2017 is Mazda Motor Corporation’s all new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV.

According to the Japanese carmaker, the Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 is “an SUV all customers will enjoy”, and Mazda aims to add a new dimension by offering driving pleasure that everyone on board can enjoy – not just the driver.

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Designed under the ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme, the exterior is both bold and sensual, and the interior has been crafted to give occupants a pleasant feeling. The body colour lineup includes the newly developed Soul Red Crystal, which highlights the beauty and quality of Mazda’s KODO designs.

The powertrain lineup comprises the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and 2.5 petrol, and SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engines. All three options offer powerful, linear driving performance and outstanding environmental performance.

Launched in 2012, the Mazda CX-5 was the first new-generation model featuring SKYACTIV Technology and KODO design. It has since grown into a core model that is sold in more than 120 countries and accounts for about a quarter of Mazda’s global sales volume.

It has won about 90 awards worldwide, including 2012-2013 Japan Car of the Year.

The Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public between November 18 and 27.