2016 Mazda CX-5
As you probably heard, Japanese automaker presented a refreshed version of Mazda CX-5, which came in 2012. It will come as 2016 Mazda CX-5 and it will come with many improvements both outside and inside the car, while things under the hood will probably remain unchanged.
2016 Mazda CX-5 redesign
This model is very special for the company for many reasons. When it was launched few years ago, it was the first model that completely featured new Mazda’s “KODO-Soul Of Motion” design language. This model was also the first one that had fully implemented company’s “Skyactiv” technology which is characterized by lightweight platform, new series of highly-efficient engines, reduced emissions and many other technical achievements. The 2016 CX-5 definitely won’t come with such revolutionary changes, but there will still be many novelties for the refreshed model. When it is about exterior, most of the changes will be on the front end, which will now feature new “eye-like” headlights and also new grille, which will now feature horizontal slats instead of mesh pattern used on the current model.
This kind of a front fascia has been already seen on new Mazda 2, so it is easy to conclude that this will be the style that will characterize future company’s models. The cabin of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be even more modified. It will feature completely redesigned center stack, new seats and also an upgraded Mazda Connect infotainment system. When it is about safety, beside some expected upgrades, it will also feature an improved version of i-Activesense technology, including Mazda Radar Cruise Control and Smart Brake Support.
2016 Mazda CX-5 engines
Just like current model, 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be offered with two Skyactiv engines. The base one will be a 2.0 liter I-4, which outputs 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. The other option is a 2.5 liter engine with 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of twist. Transmission will also remain the same. Base 2.0 liter version will be available with either 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, while 2.5 liter model will use only an automatic gearbox.
2016 Mazda CX-5 release date and price
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 has been presented just recently on the Los Angeles Auto Show and production is expected to start next year. Price of refreshed model should be in the same range as current model.