This compact crossover is definitely one of the most important models for this Japanese manufacturer. It was released in 2012 as 2013 year model and it was revolutionary vehicle in many aspects. Based on the 2011 MINAGI Concept, this crossover was the first model that completely featured Mazda’s new “KODO-Soul Of Motion” design language and it brought many new design solutions which were and which will be used for next models. This model is also the first vehicle that fully implemented company’s new Skyactiv Technology, which includes rigid, lightweight platform, new series of highly-efficient engines, reduced emissions etc.
2016 Mazda CX-5 changes
The company prepares a mid-cycle refreshed version of this crossover, which is expected to come as 2016 Mazda CX-5. There will be several visual changes and the most notable will be new front fascia, which include new headlights and grille. New model will also get new-designed, 19-inch alloy wheels and some new color options like Sonic Silver Metallic and Titanium Flash Mica. Interior of this crossover will be upgrade too. The cabin of 2016 Mazda CX-5 will now feature better-quality materials and also a slightly redesigned center console with bigger screen. It will also come with updated infotainment system, more storage sections and also some new materials that will reduce noise inside the cabin.
2016 Mazda CX-5 engines
The engine line-up will remain the same. The base unit is a 2.0 liter SKYACTIV-G inline-four engine, which has an output of 162 hp and 155 lb-ft of twist. The other, more powerful variant is 2.5 liter SKYACTIV-G engine with 184 horses and 185 lb-ft of torque. Smaller, 2.0 liter engine will be available either with 6-speed automatic or manual transmission, while 2.5 liter unit will be offered only with automatic gearbox. For the European market there is also in offer a 2.2 liter two-staged turbocharged diesel engine with either 147 hp/280 lb-ft or 173 hp/310 lb-ft.
2016 Mazda CX-5 release date and price
This refreshed version was presented recently on 2014 LA Auto Show and serial production is expected to begin next year. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 should cost in the same range as current model.