2015 Mazda CX-5
This compact crossover SUV was originally launched in 2012 as 2013 year model. It is a replacement for Tribute and CX-7 model. Based on Minagi Concept, which was shown in Geneva, this model is the first Mazda’s model in new ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language. It uses the same platform as Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 models and it uses full Skyactiv Technology suite with new rigid, lightweight platform, combined with a new series of efficient engines and transmissions. Later, those new technologies are used also in Mazda 3 models. Although it is pretty much fresh model, CX-5 as 2015 year model will come with several updates and improvements.
2015 Mazda CX-5 redesign
Well, 2015 Mazda CX-5 will visually remain pretty much the same as precious model. However, according to some information, it will be even lighter because of use of lightweight materials, which will improve fuel economy even more. Just like last year model, 2015 CX-5 will be offered in three trim levels – base Sport, middle Touring and the highest Grand Touring. All of three variants are able to accommodate five passengers. The basic Sport variant features 17-inch wheels, 5.8-inch display, cloth seats, climate control etc. In higher trims you can find things like 19-inch aluminum wheels, leather upholstery, Bose audio system with nine speakers, USB port, dual-zone automatic climate control, HD radio etc.
2015 Mazda CX-5 engine
Two engines will be used for 2015 CX-5. The base Sport variant will be powered with 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine which outputs 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Touring and Grand Touring variants will be powered with more powerful 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine which produces 185 horses and has a max torque of 185 lb-ft. Both engines will be paired with 6-speed automatic transmission.
2015 Mazda CX-5 release date and price
Although 2015 Mazda CX-5 is already presented at the International Motor Show in Johannesburg, it is still unknown when it will be available for sale. It is expected that new model will be available by the end of this year. Price for 2015 Mazda CX-5 will be in a wide range and it will go from 21.000 to 28.000 dollars.