Mazda CX-5 refreshed for 2020
The Mazda CX-5 continues to keep up with the competition, with another round of small updates announced including the introduction of cylinder deactivation as well as upgrades to the infotainment.
The CX-5 is currently Mazda’s biggest selling model in the UK, and subtle revisions across the range ensure this popular SUV continues to offer class-leading levels of driver appeal, quality, equipment and style.
Since the launch of the original Mazda CX-5 in 2012, 60,000 have found homes in the UK. The second-generation CX-5 has received an annual refresh since its launch in 2017, with 2020 seeing a continuation of this gentle evolution.
This includes the introduction of cylinder deactivation on manual 165ps Skyactiv-G petrol models, which delivers a reduction of 8g/km of C02. The 162bhp Skyactiv-G petrol is available in all three trim grades: SE-L, Sport and GT Sport.
Subtle changes also feature on the interior, with the seven-inch floating infotainment screen now allowing the satnav mapping to extend its full dimensions for a larger and clearer picture.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5’s dynamic set-up is unchanged, following a comprehensive update in 2019. This saw subtle tweaks to the CX-5’s suspension as well as the introduction of Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control system which enhances stability at speed.
The 14-model range still features six petrol models and eight diesel models across SE-L, Sport and GT-Sport grade priced from £27,030 to £39,085.
In the UK market, almost three quarters are spec’d as Sport models or higher. The 2020 CX-5 Sport features 19in silver alloy wheels, a reversing camera and a power-lift tailgate, while inside it features an eight-way power adjustable drivers’ seat, black leather, heated front seats, heated steering wheel and a windscreen projecting colour head-up display, plus a Bose 10-speaker audio system.
Commenting on the launch of the updated CX-5, Mazda Motors UK Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson said: “The CX-5 showcases how Mazda can make an SUV that’s stylish, great to drive and capable of luring customers from premium badged rivals. The CX-5 is a sophisticated, practical and stylish SUV, that delivers an outstanding balance of ride and handling”.