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Updated Mazda CX-5 goes on sale

Date: 26 January 2021   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Mazda has announced updates to its CX-5 SUV.

Among the changes to the range is the addition of a 2.5-litre, 194hp petrol engine. This is available only with the GT Sport equipment grade, and comes with automatic transmission and four-wheel drive, along with cylinder deactivation technology that allows it to shut down two cylinders to save fuel.

Mazda has also announced that, depending on spec, the existing 2.0-litre 165hp petrol engine now emits 7-9g/km less CO2, with corresponding improvements in fuel economy.

In addition, Mazda says diesel versions that have been updated to comply with the RDE2 emissions standard will arrive in April.

Across all engines, Mazda says the CX-5 has received optimised throttle pedal calibration, while the responsiveness of the six-speed automatic gearbox is also said to have been improved.

The CX-5 has also gained an upgraded infotainment system across the range, featuring a larger 10.25in central screen, with an expanded range of connected services controllable via the MyMazda App. These include remote locking, a vehicle finder, remote pre-programming of multiple sat-nav destinations, service booking requests and security alerts.

Mazda has also introduced a new Kuro Edition version of the CX-5, limited to 750 examples.

Based on the regular SE-L grade, and with the 165hp petrol engine, the Kuro Edition features red or grey metallic paint with 19in black alloy wheels and black mirror caps.

Inside, it gets a power adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats and black half leatherette and suede seat trim, along with black dashboard and door inserts, and red stitching on the seats, steering wheel, knee pads, gearshift surround, armrest and door surround.

The updated CX-5 is available to order now, with prices starting at £27,230. The version with the new 194hp engine tops the range at £36,860, while Kuro Edition cars are priced at £29,630 with a manual gearbox, and £31,230 with an auto.