The CX-5 will compete with the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage.
Mazda has started mass production of CX-5 crossover new generation. Assembly model established at the company’s plant near Hiroshima. Car sales in the local market will start in February next year. Later the car will be available for purchase on the Russian market. As before, the CX-5 will compete with the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage.
The novelty was first shown at the motor show in Los Angeles. The design of the new CX-5 was similar to the CX-9 and CX-4. The wheelbase of the crossover remained unchanged, however, due to shorter overhangs, the length of the machine is decreased by 5 mm compared with the predecessor.
Inside the crossover installed new seats, a different instrument panel with a 7-inch screen, head-up display and infotainment system, MZD Connect. Also, the driver is available navigation and Bose sound system with 10 speakers.
The range of engines of the car includes two petrol engines volume of 2.0 and 2.5 liters. The dynamic characteristics are not yet known. Also customers will be offered a 2.2-liter diesel engine. What kind of engines the car will be sold in Russia is still unknown.
Chassis design includes front suspension type MacPherson strut and semi-independent multi-link rear suspension. The novelty is equipped with the driver assistance package i-ActiveSense. It includes, for example, a radar cruise control system traffic sign recognition. Crossover also got a G-Vectoring Control (GVC), which allows you to adjust engine torque depending on the steering angle. Through this it is possible to optimize the load distribution on the wheels.
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