Mazda Motor Corporation began accepting orders for the all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV today at Mazda dealerships throughout Japan. Sales are scheduled to begin on Feb. 2, 2017 and the company aims to sell 2,500 units per month domestically.
The original CX-5 crossover SUV kicked off Mazda’s new-generation lineup when it was launched in 2012. Sales have increased every year since, and the CX-5 has grown into a core model for the brand, accounting for a quarter of global sales. Now the CX-5 becomes the first model in the new-generation lineup to undergo a major redesign. Under the slogan “an SUV all customers will enjoy,” Mazda refined every element of its design and technology to bring a new dimension of driving pleasure to the all-new CX-5 – one both drivers and passengers will appreciate.
Working under a theme of “refined toughness,” Mazda designers challenged themselves to elevate the KODO-Soul of Motion design concept to a new level. The exterior is both bold and sensual, and enhancements to the interior have been made with passenger comfort in mind. A new color available for the first time on the all-new CX-5, Soul Red Crystal was created specifically to highlight the beauty and quality of Mazda’s KODO designs.
Featuring G-Vectoring Control, the first in the SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS series of vehicle motion control technologies, the model offers drivers responsive performance and passengers a quiet and comfortable ride. Big advances in safety and the human machine interface include the adoption of Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go. This feature, available in a Mazda model in Japan for the first time, works up to 100 km/h and can bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
“Our goal in redesigning the CX-5 was to break through the traditional trade-off between driving pleasure and passenger comfort,” said Masamichi Kogai, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO. “And to achieve it we have further honed every aspect of the model. Mazda will continue advancing its lineup to offer all customers the joy of driving, aiming to create an emotional connection with customers and become their ‘one-and-only’ brand.”