Mazda celebrated its 50th participation at the Geneva Motor Show with the European premiere of the new Mazda CX-5, the second generation of the well-known SUV.
Unlike the older generation, the new Mazda CX-5 is longer by 5 mm and wider by 10 mm.
Also in the spotlight at the Japanese manufacturer's stand, was the Mazda CX-3 2017 and Mazda2 2017, the newest editions to the SUV-B and super-mini classes.
The new CX-5 enhances the strengths that were hammered home with the current generation that was also the best-selling Mazda model in Europe. The Jinbei-Ittai characteristics of the first model with full range of SKYACTIV technologies have evolved in line with the manufacturer's driver-centered philosophy, to give occupants the feeling of oneness with the car. Therefore, the interior with intuitive features has added comfort and improved ergonomics, including a heads-up display projected directly on the windshield.
The comfort level has been improved thanks to anti-fatigue seats, upper interior sound proofing, better suspension and drivetrain, as well as G-Vectoring Control system (GVC), which enhances both maneuverability and safety.
The new Mazda CX-5 comes with the latest innovations in active safety too. On the outside, the lower line of the roof and minimalist style inspires a sporty yet refined stance, perhaps best expressed through the premium color, Red Crystal Soul, very deep with bright reflections.
Both the Mazda CX-3 2017 and Mazda2 2017 integrate the passion for driving that is found in every model in the manufacturer’s portfolio. GVC is standard equipment and both models are available with an extensive range of active safety systems, i-ACTIVSENSE which benefits, among others, from the advantages of new technologies for video cameras. Mazda has made major improvements in terms of interior comfort and refinement by numerous factors, from displays to steering wheel and finishes. The award winning exterior of the models will remain unchanged.
According to Japanese officials, the new generation Mazda CX-5 will rely on the same engines as before: a gasoline engine with a displacement of 2.0 liters and a diesel engine with a displacement of 2.2 liters. The former unit produces 165 hp at 6,000 rpm and 210 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. If you prefer the version equipped with all-wheel drive system, the figures fall to 160 hp and torque of 208 Nm.
If you prefer diesel, Mazda offers two versions of the power unit with a displacement of 2.2 liters. The first promises 150 hp at 4,500 rpm and 380 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,600 rpm, while the top version offers 175 hp at 4,500 rpm and 420 Nm of torque beginning with 2,000 rpm. The engines will be coupled to a manual gearbox, six-speed, or on an automatic one also with six reports.
The 87th edition of the Geneva Motor Show took place in a period where Mazda is about to record a new record globally in the fiscal year which ended on March 31, with crossover models representing 39 percent from total sales. Incidentally, the producer recorded the fourth consecutive year with double-digit growth in units sold in Europe in 2016, based primarily on the strengths of SUV models from CX series.
The 2017 versions will arrive in Europe this spring and the new CX-5 this summer.