Mazda company announced the promotion of new models at the 2014 LA Auto Show. What is known for certain is that the audience at this prestigious event, will be able to enjoy the world promoting the CX-3 model. Beside him, the company also announced the presentation of CX-5 model. This one will undergo a certain facelift. Although the promotion is scheduled for the end of 2014, sales of the new CX-5 model, will start in the second half of 2015. There is no official confirmation yet. Many are of opinion, that this model is for the 2016 MY. Thus, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 SUV will be launched in late 2014, while its sales begin in 2015.
Mazda CX-5, the company’s SUV model, which is positioned below the CX-7 and CX-9 SUVs. Until now, it was the smallest model in the CX family, this Japanese car manufacturer. With the emergence of the new CX-3, CX-5 is no longer the smallest. Regardless of their size, the Mazda CX-5 is extremely popular in all world markets. In the US market, the popularity of this model are, year after year, steadily increasing. Imposing the fact that the company, in the past year, has increased the sale of CX-5 models by 15%, only the US market. A mild facelift for the 2016 MY, will do to stay competitive and attractive, and therefore competitive in all markets.
2016 Mazda CX-5 Changes
The design of the current model, has not changed since 2013. And besides, great quality, excellent performance and exceptional fuel economy, make it the first choice of a large number of customers. The reason for that are recognizable KODO design and SKYACTIV technology. New, more aggressive looking vehicle, will give a slight change in design, the front part. The vehicle received a new grille with five bars, as well as new headlights and taillights integrated into the overall KODO design.
New SKYACTIV bodies, chassis and powertrain Technologies, is what distinguishes Mazda models from the competition. As before, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be available with SKYACTIV technology. The new facelift model, will not get new power units. The engine range remains the same as in the current model. The engine range consists of two four-cylinder petrol engines and one diesel engine. Weaker gasoline engine is a 2.0 L Skyactiv and has 155 hp. The second is bigger and stronger. It is a 2.5 L SKYACTIV, with 184 hp and 185 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines are combined with a 6-speed MT or AT. The estimated EPA rating is 24/30 mpg – city/hwy. Diesel engine, 2.2 liter, reserved for certain markets. There were rumors that this engine, for the 2016 CX-5, could be promoted.
Price of New CX-5
2016 Mazda CX-5 will not increase, according to its dimensions. There’s no need, because the company has two larger SUVs. This model remains a mid-size crossover SUV, with two rows of seats, and place for five passengers. The price for the new model, should not cross the figure of $ 26.250, the cost of the current model.