The Mazda CX-5 has been updated mid-life with new technologies and added sophistication. The new model will reach customers in the spring of next year.
The Japanese brand’s bestseller (21% of sales in Europe), which marked a real revolution in manufacturing quality for a non-premium brand, will receive a well-deserved update for the model year 2022. According to the launch release, the new model introduces the selection of driving mode, Mi-Drive, improved driving dynamics, but also an extensive range of safety technologies.
On the outside, the new model brings subtle changes to the grille, with a more pronounced three-dimensional appearance. Both the headlights and taillights have also been restyled and a new exterior color, Zircon Sand, has been added. Three new levels of equipment are appearing in the range – Newground, Homura and Takumi Plus.
The interior of the CX-5 2022 now contains a Qi wireless charging station for mobile phones in the center console. The luggage compartment floor, which consists of two reversible parts, and the rear bumper are on the same level to facilitate loading and provide a higher volume. Newground models also have a trunk floor with a waterproof part for wet or dirty items.
The Mazda CX-5 has been updated. This is the third update in two years
The Mazda CX-5 facelift introduces the Mazda Intelligent Drive select (Mi-Drive), which allows the driver to select the most appropriate way to drive at the touch of a button. Some categories of models equipped with i-Activ AWD still benefit from an Off-Road mode, selectable via Mi-Drive.
Mazda promises that the new model brings improved comfort, while driving noise has been reduced, especially when driving on rough surfaces such as gravel.
In terms of assistance systems, the new CX-5 introduces a semi-autonomous driving system called Cruise & Traffic Support. It allows the car to be maneuvered in traffic jams by operating the accelerator, brake pedal and steering.
This isn’t the first time Mazda has updated the CX-5. He first did this in 2019, because last year the Japanese to try again. It seems that even that time they were not satisfied, hence the current intervention. A move that many expect is a touch screen for the multimedia unit, but it looks like a new update will be needed to meet this demand.