2018 Mazda CX5 Release Date
During 2017, the market is coming 2018 Mazda CX5 in a brand new release. The new generation of the popular crossover is unveiled at 2016 LA Auto Show. Shortly after the official promotion, the Japanese car-maker began production of the new model. Production takes place at the company’s plant in Hiroshima, Japan. Customers in the market of Japan, the new CX5 will be available already in February 2017. In the other world markets, 2018 CX5 arrives in the spring of that year.
Now already old model, and the current generation model, has sold more than 1.5 million copies. In several different versions, with a choice of drive units and trim levels, the current model is successfully sold on all world markets. Although it was expected that the changes and improvements come earlier, for MY 2017, Mazda has decided to offer novelties and improvement of running with the new generation models.
2018 Mazda CX5 Changes
It is logical that the next-generation model brings certain improvements and changes. This is precisely the case with this Mazda crossover SUV model. Improvements and changes are noticeable at all levels and aspects. Starting from the design of the interior and exterior, through handling, economy, new advanced technologies and systems.
Outer look of the new model is significantly different from the old model. Specifically, the company has implemented new design guidelines with the 2018 Mazda CX5. Such solutions and innovations have been seen with the 2018 Mazda CX4, and the 2018 Mazda CX9 models. Still be noticeable distinctive KODO design language. In addition, it is expected that the new model is lighter than the current, which will contribute to increasing the economy.
As for the interior, it is substantially modified compared to the previous generation. Here stands out the new infotainment system, upgraded systems and advanced driver assistance systems and safety features. According to all indications, the new CX5 will receive SKYACTIV II technology. In addition, it should be mentioned that the version with the highest level of equipment will adorn Nappa leather interior.
2018 Mazda CX5 Specs and Price
Powertrain unit should remain the same as in the first-generation model. This means that it will offer, among other things, constitute 2.0-liter SKYACTIV with 155 horsepower, more powerful 2.5-liter SKYACTIV engine with 184 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque. The base version comes with FWD with 6-speed transmission. Versions with higher levels of equipment offer AWD as an option. What should extend the offer, is CX5 Diesel version of the new generation. Namely, at the same time as other car manufacturers receive recognition for their EV models, Mazda has decided to offer a diesel-powered version of second generation CX5 crossover.
A large number of improvements, should be put in front of the competitor models 2018 CX5. We should not forget that the new Mazda CX5 gets the GVC’s new system. GVC or G-Vectoring Control system limits the torque distribution. This will ensure the best fit loaders in need.
The price of second generation CX5 crossover, it should not differ from the price of the current model. The base version of the 2018 Mazda CX5 will have a price of about $ 23,000, while the top version is expected to reach a price of about $ 35,000.