Los Angeles Auto Show debuts are staring to surface, with one of the first ones to emerge being the all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover. The re-designed compact utility vehicle showcases the latest evolution of Mazda’s KODO design language and also introduces a new color called Soul Red Crystal which they say is the reddest of reds.
Still easily recognizable as a Mazda CX-5, the new car looks altogether sharper and more sporty which is in keeping with concept of Jinba Ittai which is a Japanese thing about the harmony between the ride and rider. The crossover gets a full range of SKACTIV engines including SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and SKYACTIV-G 2.5 petrol, and the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel, and benefits from some advanced new tech features such as G-Vectoring Control, windscreen head-up display, and a remote-controlled power liftgate.
Following its debut in Los Angeles the new Mazda CX-5 will go on sale in February in Japan and soon after around the world. The car has a strong presence in more than 120 markets and accounts for around one-quarter of Mazda’s global unit sales. What we like about the CX-5 is that it offers Mazda’s legendary driving fun in a more practical, family friendly package with up to date features and equipment, and as always it does all that for a reasonable price.