Car Launches

The new 2022 Mazda CX-5 has arrived

The AA recently attended the launch event for the new significantly updated 2022 Mazda CX-5. Mazda hosted the event at Abbeville Estate situated near Auckland Airport. The 1854 Homestead, nestled amongst the traditional landscaped grounds, is where the Mazda team introduced the seven different models within the new 2022 CX-5 range.

CX 5 Activ and Takami

It was not only great to have the opportunity to hear from the Mazda team about the updates to the popular five-seater SUV lineup and the new addition to the range the Activ, but also to learn about the companies “Multi-Solution” approach to future technology. Environmental protection and the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is a core goal for Mazda. They are committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 in all areas of operations.

Here in New Zealand Mazda will be funding five native NZ trees for every new Mazda model sold in conjunction with Trees That Count. Native trees not only sequester CO2 from the atmosphere, but they also provide thriving habitats for native birds, improve water quality in water ways, and provide beautiful places for future generations to explore. Every native tree planted in New Zealand helps to restore and enhance our environment, for biodiversity and for climate change.

Mazda’s Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture concept, which was first introduced on the current Mazda3, has been applied to the 2022 CX-5, further evolving the bodyshell, suspension and seats to provide a comfortable, engaging, “Jinba-Ittai” driving experience over even the longest journeys.

There is a total of seven different models within the CX-5 range to choose from. With the addition of the new Activ model, there is a specification level and price point to suit everyone. Pricing for the CX-5 starts at $42,290 + ORC for the GLX 2WD model through to $64,290 + ORC for the top-of-the-line Takami model.

The 2022 CX-5 introduces Mazda Intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive), which enables the driver to select the most appropriate drive mode with one touch of a switch.

The Activ and Takami models further benefit from an Off-Road Mode, which makes driving feel more natural on un-made and slippery surfaces.

Newly introduced Activ $50,990 + ORC

2022 CX 5 Activ C53 EXT

Designed specifically for those who seek out roads less travelled the Activ provides ample capability for adventure, without sacrificing on style or comfort. It features silver underguard-style treatment to the front and rear bumpers and door garnishes, black door mirrors, lime green accents to the front grille and 19-inch black machine-cut alloy wheels.

The interior combines suede upholstery with lime green stitching and air-conditioning louvres.The Activ sits within the CX-5 lineup, above the GSX (currently the most popular CX-5 variant) and below the Limited.

2022 CX 5 Activ C05 INT Front seat

SP25T $61,290 + ORC

2022 CX 5 SP25T C31 EXT cropped

The 2.5-litre petrol turbo SP25T boasts a distinct ‘blackout’ design aesthetic to complement its sporty, turbo-charged performance. Sporting black chrome on the front grille signature wing, and gloss black on the lower bumper sections, wheel arches, door garnishes and door mirrors, the body entertains a taut, athletic look. 19-inch alloy wheels are finished in black metallic paint, and the front grille incorporates red accents.

Inside red stitching trims the black leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift lever and door panels.

Takami $64,290 + ORC

2022 CX 5 Takami C01 EXT

The top of the range luxury 2.5-litre petrol turbo model combines a unified, one-colour exterior which highlights the beauty of Kodo design’s dynamic forms. The brilliant gloss paint of the bright silver 19-inch alloy wheels enhance the solid metal appearance of the vehicle.

The interior features the smooth tactility of Nappa leather and the luxurious textures of genuine woodgrain. The two-piece, reversible loadspace floorboard and the tailgate sill are on the same level to aid loading or can be lowered for extra cargo space. The Activ model also features a floorboard with a water-resistant side for wet or dirty items.

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¹Recommended Retail Pricing inclusive of GST, excluding on-road costs.
²Paint surcharge of $300 (incl. GST) applies for Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Machine Grey Metallic.
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