Upgrades for Mazda

CX-5

Mazda CX-5, 2018, front
Mazda CX-5, 2018, front, action
Mazda CX-5, 2018, rear

AN updated line up has been revealed for the Mazda CX-5 SUV range including revised powertrains and more safety equipment.

The new models, which will be available from the end of August, also include an automatic petrol version.

Priced from £24,795 the ten-model UK line-up features SE-L Nav+ and Sport Nav+ trim levels with the high output 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel models getting a power hike from 175 to 184ps.

There's also the introduction of an auto gearbox on the 165ps SKYACTIV-G two-wheel-drive models - the first time automatic transmission has been available on a petrol-engined CX-5.

The petrol auto will cost from £26,295 while the new line up will top out at £34,395 for a 2.2-litre diesel all-wheel-drive Sport Nav+ automatic.

The 165ps petrol engine is available in SE-L Nav+ and Sport Nav+ trim and is offered exclusively with front-wheel drive.

The 2.2-litre 150ps SKYACTIV-D diesel is available with front-wheel drive and comes with a choice of SKYACTIV-MT or SKYACTIV-Drive gearbox.

Sitting at the top of the range, the flagship 2.2-litre 184ps high-output SKYACTIV-D comes only in Sport Nav+ trim and is equipped with Mazda's i-ACTIV AWD, and like the lower output diesel, it can be matched to either automatic or manual transmission.

All models have a standard equipment tally that includes LED headlights, auto power-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, DAB radio and a seven-inch colour touch-screen display with integrated navigation.

Sport Nav+ cars add some extra highlights including a reversing camera, eight-way power adjustable driver's seat and Smart keyless entry, plus heated front seats and steering wheel.

Offered in a Mazda for the first time, Sport Nav+ models also feature a power lift tailgate, plus a new head-up display that projects directly onto the windscreen and features traffic sign recognition.

In addition, the updated Mazda CX-5 now has more active safety equipment as standard, with Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic alert, Smart Brake Support, High Beam Control and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning now standard across the rang.

An optional safety pack on Sport Nav+ models now features a 360 view camera and adaptive LED headlamps.

Externally there are no changes to the design other than 19-inch alloys on Sport Nav+ models while the Soul Red metallic paint finish - an £800 option - has been enhanced increasing its brightness by around 20 per cent.

Since its launch last summer, the CX-5 has become Mazda's top seller in the UK with more than 3,600 models being sold.

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