Reacting to customer feedback, Mazda is introducing two new models to the Mazda CX-5 compact SUV line-up – both fitted with the company's innovative fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology – the SE L Lux and SE-L Lux Nav. Both models, now available in showrooms across the UK, are based on the 2.2-litre diesel 150ps 2WD SE-L, with manual transmission and feature the addition of a powered tilt-and-slide glass sunroof, full leather trim in Black or Stone (no cost option), a six-way power adjustable driver's seat and heated front seats with three-stage temperature settings.
"Many potential Mazda customers have expressed an interest in being able to acquire a CX-5 with a sunroof and leather trim without having to purchase a range-topping Sport model. Now, responding to that latent demand, we are adding two models to our Mazda CX-5 range, based on our most popular and economical powertrain – the 2.2-litre diesel 150ps with 2WD and six-speed manual transmission. The premium is an extremely modest £1,200 for an upgraded specification which would cost more than £2,500 with some rival brands," comments Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK. The Mazda CX-5 2.2-litre diesel 150ps 2WD SE-L Lux is available from £24,495 on the road (OTR), while the SE-L Lux Nav costs from £25,195 (OTR) – both prices being £1,200 above the standard SE-L models.
"Every Mazda CX-5 offers customers a remarkably compelling ownership proposition, thanks to its typically Mazda fun-to-drive performance, high specifications, attractive pricing, low running costs and excellent residualvalues," adds Allibon. Mazda's ability to defy convention and deliver uniquely appealing cars with innovative fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology, such as the CX-5, has been given numerous glowing third-party endorsements over the last 12 months. Most recently, Mazda CX-5 won the SUV category in the 2013 Women's World Car of the Year Awards.
Earlier this year, the Mazda CX-5 won awards from Auto Express, WhatCar?, Total 4x4 and Fleet World magazines. Popular weekly magazine Auto Express praised the Mazda CX-5 for "rewriting the rulebooks for crossovers with a blend of great looks, useful practicality, loads of tech and low running costs" – claiming the ‘Best Crossover' crown for the second year in a row. Experts at Britain's best selling car buyer's guide WhatCar?, named the 150ps diesel Mazda CX-5 as Britain's ‘Best Buy' SUV in the under £25,000 category, stating:"This really is one of the finest diesels you can buy. There's bags of room for four tall adults, the boot is huge and the rear seats fold down easily. With low running costs and remarkable CO2 emissions,you end up with an unbeatable buy."
The 20-strong line-up of Mazda CX-5 models is priced from £21,595 to £29,395 (OTR). Customers can choose petrol or diesel engines, manual or automatic transmissions and 2-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) – depending on model. CO2 emissions start at 119g/km with fuel economy up to 61.4mpg.
Mazda CX-5 SE-L Lux / Specification 17-inch Alloy wheels Power tilt-and-slide sunroof Push button start USB, iPod and AUX jack connectivity Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning Front fog lights Privacy glass Front and rear parking sensors Rain-sensing front wipers Dusk-sensing headlights Integrated Bluetooth® system 5.8-inch colour touch screen Mazda Multimedia Commander Smart City Brake Support Cruise control Black leather trim Heated front seats with 3-stage settings 6-Way power adjustable driver's seat Integrated Navigation (SE-L Lux Nav models) Mazda CX-5 / Performance & Economy.