Mazda's facelifted CX-5 range will be priced from £22,295 when it goes on sale in the UK this spring.
Although the updated line-up kicks off at £400 more than the current model, Mazda says the 2015 CX-5 offers equipment and interior upgrades, as well as exterior styling updates. The car made its public debut at the LA motor show late last year.
Chief among the car's styling enhancements is a new front grille, which Mazda says is "tauter and bolder" than that of the outgoing car. It features alongside redesigned LED lights, while new 19-inch alloy wheel designs are also available, as well as new paint colours.
Inside, Mazda has upgraded the perceived quality of the cabin and fitted the latest version of its free-standing MZD Connect infotainment system to the CX-5.
Powertrain options include a 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G direct-injection petrol unit in 158bhp and 165bhp forms, plus a 2.5-litre version with 189bhp, as well as a 2.2-litre SkyActiv-D diesel in 148bhp and 173bhp guises. The lower-powered diesel is the greenest option in the range, emitting 119g/km of CO2.
Engines can be coupled to six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, while a new generation of Mazda's all-wheel drive system is offered.
Mazda's suite of safety technologies has been upgraded, adding new functions including adaptive LED headlights, as well as driver attention and lane assistance systems.
Standard equipment for the range includes 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, heated door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, privacy glass, a seven-inch multimedia screen, electronic parking brake and leather steering wheel. SE-L Lux trim adds a sunroof, heated front seats and leather upholstery. Top-end Sport Nav specification grants an upgraded sound system, keyless entry and satellite navigation.
Currently one of our top-rated crossovers, the new CX-5 will compete with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Yeti in the UK. The 2015 CX-5 range starts at £22,295 for the 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G petrol in SE-L specification, and rises to £30,595 for the 2.2-litre automatic SkyActiv-D diesel in Sport Nav trim.
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