A significantly evolved version of the spacious and dynamic Mazda CX-5 SUV will go on sale across Europe from early next year. The 2022 generation Mazda CX-5 will feature the Mi-Drive system, which allows the selection of multiple driving modes, as well as improved driving dynamics, a new styling, a sharper range differentiation, evolutions in terms on-board and practical content, all complemented by a wider range of safety features.
The 2022-generation SUV CX-5 debuts the Mazda Intelligent Drive (Mi-Drive) system, which allows the driver to select the driving mode best suited to the characteristics of the moment, with a simple touch of a controller. On some equipment levels equipped with the i-Activ AWD all-wheel drive system, they also benefit from an Off-Road Mode, which helps make driving on less grippy road conditions more natural.
Mazda’s next-generation Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture is now applied to the 2022 CX-5, with positive effects in terms of structure and body, suspensions and seats, as well as resulting in improved driving comfort and reduced fatigue. . Road noise has also been significantly reduced, particularly when driving on more abrasive or gravel surfaces.
The front section of the 2022 CX-5 stands out for its new, sharper three-dimensional grille, coupled with the signature wing characteristic of Mazda’s design. In terms of lighting, the front and rear optical sets adopt a new style, while in terms of body colors, the palette is enhanced by the new Zircon Sand tone. In terms of equipment, the range is now made up of three new names, with subtle differences, but suited to the distinct characteristics of each level.
The Newground equipment level features silver styling elements on the outside in the lower areas of the front and rear bumpers and in the door trims, black exterior mirrors, lime green elements in the front grille and 19-inch alloy wheels. ” in machined black. The interior combines suede upholstery with lime green stitching, a color also present in the air conditioning vents.
The Homura step adds a sportier gloss black finish to the front grille, signature wing, lower bumper sections, wheel arches, door trims and exterior mirrors, giving the body a longer, more athletic look. The 19-inch alloy wheels are finished in metallic black, in contrast to the red accents on the front grille. Also in red are the seams on the black leather seats, steering wheel, gearshift lever and door panels.
The High+ level stands out for a uniform exterior color that enhances the beauty of the dynamic forms of the Kodo design. The 19″ silver alloy wheels contribute to reinforce the solid, metallic look of the model. The interior features the soft feel of Nappa leather and the luxurious textures of genuine wood grains.
The interior of the Mazda CX-5 2022 also benefits from a dedicated area in the center console for wireless charging of Qi-type phones. At luggage level, the two-piece reversible floor and access are on the same level to help with loading and unloading operations. Newground level models feature a boot mat with a water resistant side.
The Mazda CX-5’s updated range of i-Activsense safety systems will, from this 2022 generation, include Cruising & Traffic Support (CTS) technology. The CTS system reduces the driver’s fatigue levels, helping him to accelerate, brake and change direction in traffic jam situations. Finally, Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH) have also evolved, towards a more refined distribution of light.
Successive updates and content evolutions that have been integrated into all aspects of the model have led the CX-5 to grow in importance, becoming a central model in the range, today representing around 21% of Mazda’s annual sales in the Europe.