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Engine and infotainment upgrades for Mazda CX-5

Date: 27 March 2020   |   Author: Illya Verpraet

Mazda has made some subtle upgrades to its CX-5 SUV, adding cylinder deactivation for the petrol models and a wider choice of engine, gearbox and equipment combinations across the range.

As before, the CX-5 is available with a 'Skyactiv-G' 2.0-litre petrol engine or a 'Skyactiv-D' 2.2-litre diesel. For 2020, the manual petrol gets cylinder deactivation, which lowers the WLTP CO2 output by 8g/km. The power output is still 165hp. Mazda's innovative 190hp Skyactiv-X petrol engine remains unavailable in the CX-5.

The diesel engines remain unchanged: the 150hp version comes with front-wheel drive only, while the 184hp version comes with all-wheel drive only, and can only be combined with the two highest equipment grades, Sport and GT Sport. All can be paired with manual or automatic gearboxes.

Another change is that the central infotainment screen has grown. It still offers the choice of touch inputs or a BMW-style rotary dial. Another small update last year saw the introduction of Apple Carplay and Android Auto as standard.

There are three equipment grades, SE-L, Sport and GT Sport. A manual petrol SE-L will come in at £27,030 OTR, rising to £39,085 for the more powerful diesel with an automatic and the GT Sport grade. The refreshed CX-5 will be available to order from 1 April.