Mazda CX-5 For 2018 Model Year Get Redesigned

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The official premiere of the new generation of the Mazda CX-5 took place in the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 15, 2016.

The new Mazda CX-5, becoming more modern and solid, remained recognizable, and on the whole very similar to the model of the first generation of the Japanese crossover. Sales of the new Mazda СХ-5 will start in February of the next year first in Japan, and then closer to summer in America and Europe (the model is global and offered in 120 countries), the price for the new generation Mazda CX-5 will be preliminary from 21,800 dollars in the USA.

Stylish KODO Design

The exterior design of the body of the novelty is based on the corporate design philosophy of the Japanese company KODO – Soul of Motion (Soul of Motion). The designers try to convey love and care to their creation, coming from the heart, with each line, forges and splash on the surfaces of the body. The fact that modern Mazda cars have finally found their recognizable face, which has come to the taste of motorists of the whole world, is encouraging.

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Carefully considering the body of the new generation Mazda CX-5 from all sides, we find the exterior of the crossover very attractive and stylish. At the same time, we note the similarity to the predecessor of the first-generation crossover, but… the second generation of the crossover was created, as they say, from scratch. Before the developers had the task to create an even more stylish, attractive and dynamic crossover.

The new generation of the CX-5 model received a more expressive front part of the body with narrowed headlights, a grille, a tightened fine-grained mesh, and an aristocratic bumper with LED fog lights.

The body profile of the new crossover looks more dynamic and swift, due to the rear pillars of the roof displaced 1.37″ back and a greater inclination of the windshield frame, graceful roof d, me and neat rear end.

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The rear part of the body shows a noble and solid look: a large tailgate with a solid spoiler, trimmed LED lights, side bumper with strips of rear fog lamps and exhaust pipes.

Better Trimmed Interior

Five-seater 2-generation Mazda SH-5 meets the driver and his companions with an excellent form of armchairs, a modified front panel, a center console and door cards with a pleasant texture of the finishing materials. A choice of fabric, black or white leather, metal.

The front panel and the center console have changed quite seriously, becoming more elegant and neat, the ventilation deflectors have found a new shape and stylish frames. In the presence of a modernized instrument panel with three radii, one of which registered a 4.6-inch color display of the multifunction onboard computer, a modified multifunctional steering wheel mounted on the top of the torpedo 7-inch color screen of the multimedia system MZD Connect, a Bose audio system with 10 speakers.

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As an option for the novelty, a projection display (projection on the windshield), an electric drive of the tailgate with remote control and a modernized complex of i-Activsense security systems are offered.
The novelty will be pleased with a quieter cabin and increased to 17.8 cu ft of the useful volume of the luggage compartment.

Skyactiv Power

New in the technique of the 2nd generation Mazda CX-5, as expected with an eye on the updated Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 crossover got a system G-Vectoring Control.
The architecture of the suspension remained the same – in front of the MacPherson rack, rear is the multi-lever. Disc brakes with ventilation in front.

Under the hood are familiar gasoline engines Skyactiv-G 2.0 and Skyactiv-G 2.5, as well as diesel engine Skyactiv-D-2.2. Perhaps the engines will be slightly added to the horses.

The gearboxes are 6-speed (manual or automatic), front-wheel drive or for a surcharge, the i-Activ AWD all-wheel drive system.

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Summary

The new 2018 CX-5 might be a very strong competitor in mid-size SUV market, due to excellent design, affordable price, reliability and fuel efficiency.

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