New Mazda CX-5 is ahead of the posse

THERE is a six strong lineup in the all new Mazda CX-5 SUV which has been launched in Ireland

THERE is a six strong lineup in the all new Mazda CX-5 SUV which has been launched in Ireland

This is the first Mazda to fully embody SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.

With an entry price of €25,195 (exclude metallic paint and dealer charges) for the two wheel drive Executive (165PS), the first shipment of CX-5’s arrives in Mazda dealers nationwide over the coming week. The top of the range 2.2D (175PS) four wheel drive Sport has na ex-works price of 34,895 euro.

The all-new CX-5 is the first product to embody Mazda’s innovative SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, which will be offered with a choice of two engines with three power outputs - 2.0-litre SKYACTIV 165ps petrol and 2.2-litre SKYACTIV 150ps or 175ps diesel. All engines feature i-Stop, Mazda’s stop-start technology.

Manual or automatic

Customers can choose from manual and automatic transmissions, 2-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) and three equipment levels – Executive, Sport and Sport SE.

Thanks to Mazda’s new SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, the CX-5 is engineered to deliver best in class CO₂ emissions of only 119g/100kms from the 2.2-litre diesel engine, placing it in road tax Band A (€160). The all-new CX-5 also is ahead of the competition in delivering exceptional fuel economy of 4.6l/100kms (61.4mpg).

SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY also delivers CX-5 with a new chassis, new transmission and a lightweight body, aimed at the goal of delivering driving enjoyment and performance, inspired by Mazda’s legendary MX-5 roadster.

“The all-new Mazda CX-5 is a hugely important car for the Mazda, marking a renaissance for the brand in Ireland. SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY delivers lower cost motoring to the consumer whilst still offering the superior level of driving dynamics which Mazda is renowned for,” said Steve Jelliss, Director Market Support, Mazda Ireland.

Families the target

“The all-new CX-5 allows us to compete in the growing compact SUV segment in Ireland and invites attention from both existing Mazda and competitor owners.”

With families as the target market, Mazda engineers ensured the interior deals with the demands of real life. Boot space is maximised with 4:2:4 split rear seats, while passengers enjoy class leading rear legroom.

Safety is paramount. The all-new CX-5 is the first non-premium SUV in its class to offer Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) that helps prevent low speed frontal collisions, as standard.

Like all Mazda models, the CX-5 comes with generous levels of standard specification. The Sport model, priced from €29,495 (ex-works), features 17” alloy wheels, climate control, cruise control, Bluetooth®, parking sensors with rear camera and a 5.8”touch screen with Tom-Tom® Sat Nav.