So what’s the difference?
The exterior benefits from a new generation grille, providing a much stronger nose and wider stance. Changes to the fog-lamps and side mirrors are also joined by the addition of a low-profile shark-fin antenna.
Meanwhile, the interior benefits from sophisticated new front and rear console design, wider door storage pockets, adjustable cup holders with storage bin, and 3D meter cluster dials. The aesthetics are coupled with new tech innovations such as an electric park brake, ‘sport’ mode drive selection (petrol models) and a 7-inch touch screen with commander dial, which have been added across the range.
Extra eyes on the road
The most revolutionary feature of the new CX-5 is the improved capability of the i-ACTIVSENSE safety system, which gives the driver another set of eyes for improved confidence on today’s busy roads. This essential technology recognises hazards, and helps to avoid collisions and reduce the severity of accidents. These components are similar to those used in the new gen Mazda 6 and the CX-5 Limited also benefits from adaptive LED headlamps, Lane-Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert, and Smart City Brake Support.
Mazda continues to deliver an outstanding medium SUV at an affordable price. The mid-range GSX offers a host of safety features and aids, along with petrol and diesel options. The 2015 CX-5 also has achieved an ANCAP 5 star safety rating, and is available in your choice of 2.0L, 2.5L petrol and 2.2L diesel engines. Prices range from, $39,745 FWD 2.0 GLX, to $56,795 for the AWD 2.2L Diesel LTD.