Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the updated CX-5 along with the development of the G-Vectoring Control Plus to improve vehicle handling.
The refreshed crossover features a dynamic design paired with the Jinba-ittai driving – responsive control over driving, turning and braking – in daily driving situations. Pre-orders of the updated CX-5 have commenced in Japan, together with the CX-5 Exclusive Mode – the crossover’s special edition model. Filipino customers need not worry since the updated CX-5 will be available in 120 countries as it is a core model in the Mazda lineup.
A SKYACTIV-G 2.5T is added to the engine lineup, making the CX-5 the first model in Japan available with this 2.5-liter inline-four direct-injection turbocharged gasoline powertrain. It produces 230 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, the CX-5 is available with a SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine that will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission for the first time. This diesel variant is available in both FWD and AWD configurations.
Some of the safety and convenience featured in the CX-5 are nighttime pedestrian detection, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Regarding design and quality, the exterior integrates 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels painted in Gray Metallic instead of Dark Silver. The climate control panel, switches and dials were also redesigned.
The top-variant CX-5 Exclusive Mode special edition integrates an interior created with Nappa leather and real woodgrain decorative panels to form a cabin space that has touches of warmth and modernity. To provide wider field of vision, a frameless rear-view mirror is installed. Standard in this special edition CX-5 are 19-inch aluminum wheels with dark gloss paint. The infotainment system features a seven-inch TFT LCD display mounted in the center of the meter cluster for better organization. Regarding safety, this special edition CX-5 comes standard with a 360-degree View Monitor. The cabin is illuminated with white LEDs, along with foot lamps for both front and rear seats.
Safety was a main agenda for Mazda, evident in its development of the G-Vectoring Control Plus, the second new-generation vehicle dynamics control technology in the SKYACTIV-Vehicle Dynamics series. It will be available in the CX-5 and all the other Mazda models.
The GVC Plus utilizes the brakes to add direct yaw moment control for an enhanced handling stability. As the driver steers out of a corner by returning the steering wheel to the center position, this technology applies a light braking force to the outer wheels, giving a stabilizing moment that aids in restoring the vehicle to straight line running.
GVC Plus will be installed in the updated CX-5. Mazda said that it will continue to update models to provide customers the pleasure of driving, together with green technology and safety performance across various types of driving situations.