Mazda has improved the CX-5’s infotainment system, added a larger displacement SkyActiv-G engine and a new Kuro Edition.
The CX-5 in the GT Sport variant (£36,860 in the UK) is now available with a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder SkyActiv-G petrol engine that features cylinder deactivation and produces 191 bhp (142 kW) and 258 Nm (190 lb-ft) of torque.
It allows the crossover to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 9.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 121 mph (195 km/h). A claimed fuel economy is 35.3 mpg (6.7 l/100 km) – by 7% more efficient than the engine with the smaller displacement.
In addition, front-wheel drive becomes available for a a diesel 2.2-litre 181-bhp (135-kW) model.
A larger, quicker and clearer 10.25-inch infotainment system replaces the previous one. New for 2021 are remote door locking and satellite navigation, as well a car tracker.
Interior changes include a sports leather steering wheel, heated front seats, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, black leatherette and suede trim, contrasting red stitching.
The new Mazda CX-5 Kuro Edition costs from £29,630 and comes only in 750 examples. It offers black 19-inch alloy wheels, Soul Red Crystal and Polymetal Grey metallic finishes, LED headlights, a power assisted tailgate, rear privacy glass, and all-round parking sensors.
This version is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder 163-bhp (121.6-kW) petrol engine in pair with a six-speed transmission – either manual or automatic. The latter is available at £1,600 extra.
Source: Auto Express