The current Mazda CX-5 (2016 model) was one of the firms to incorporate the innovative the Kodo design language. To capitalize on its unprecedented success, this Japanese automaker has decided to upgrade it with the 2018 Mazda CX-5 which is scheduled to be released in the near future. We saw first pictures in Holywood, California. Essentially, this new model will boast of a slightly different exterior and interior design. While there is a possibility its powertrain will also be upgraded. Latest update and good news is that Mazda adding diesel engine.
2018 Mazda CX-5 Redesign
While the exact exterior specifications haven’t yet been officially confirmed, this crossover SUV’s prototype was recently spotted testing in Southern California. From its general appearance, it looks much like a cross between the current CX-5, the new CX-9, and the Chinese-only CX-4. The current CX-5 length is 4,555 mm, with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm and height of 1,720 mm. Its trunk space provides 187 L, but when the rear seats have folded this space can reach an amazing 1,620 L. Some of the changes effected on the new Mazda CX-5 2018 in this area are a new front grille that comes with a new ‘five-point’ look. Along with black garnish and new chrome finish on its slightly re-designed quarter window. Additionally, it spots slender headlights integrated on the grille together with a sporty mesh.
Mazda CX-5 2018 Interior
While the spies who captured images of the new 2018 CX 5 weren’t able to examine its interior, industry insiders believe it will be generally a crossover of the latest CX-4 and the current CX-5. The 7-inches color touchscreen display of the current model will probably be retained. The Mazda navigation system might probably be upgraded. However, the steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls could be the same. In regards to safety features, better equipment could be in the offing in the new CX-5. This includes frontal collision warning, rear cross-traffic alerts along with and rear parking sensors. On the other hand, an adaptive cruise control could be added as optional extras.
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The 2018 Mazda CX-5 could be powered by a similar engine like that of the current model. Nevertheless, there have been substantiated rumors it could have a new SkyActiv engine for its petrol and diesel(finally) trims. If Mazda sticks to the current engine, it will be a 2.0 L naturally aspirated variety providing 115hp and 150 lb-ft worth of torque. If a new engine is used, it could be a 2.5 L inline 4 with a horsepower rating of 184 and 185 lb-ft torque rating. When it comes to fuel efficiency, the new model should be at par with the current model. This is up to 26 mpg city and up to 35 mpg highway. Its acceleration should be also at par with the current CX-5 at 0-62 mph. While its top speed will be at 124 mph like the current model. However, if it gets fitted with a new engine all these figures could slightly improve.
Price and release date
The all-new 2018 Mazda CX-5 could be had at a price range of from $22,675 to $35,000 varying from the base trim to the high end trim. Finally, you can expect this crossover SUV to hit the markets any time during the first half of the year 2017, if assertions from industry insiders are to be believed.
2018 Mazda CX 5 spy photos