Mazda welcomes the New Year with the 2019 Mazda CX-5

The new Mazda CX-5 boasts a maximum safety rating of five stars.

The new Mazda CX-5 boasts a maximum safety rating of five stars.

With potentially 14 models in the revised line up, the new 2019 Mazda CX-5 range goes on sale from next month, available in Windsor Galway Mazda.

Available to order now, the revised CX-5 line up sees the introduction of a new GT Sport Nav+ model grade. In addition, subtle revisions across the range are designed to ensure this popular SUV continues to offer class-leading levels of driver appeal, quality, equipment and style.

Since first launched in 2012, the Mazda CX-5 has become very popular. The current CX-5, introduced in June 2017, was updated in the summer of 2018 with additional standard safety equipment, the introduction of a petrol automatic model and a power increase for the high-output 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D diesel engine.

Featuring an unchanged range of Skyactiv engines, and building on last year’s updates, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 now features Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM as standard across the range, while keen eyes will spot a revised climate control panel. However, as one would expect for a car that is less than six-months on from its last update, the CX-5’s bold and elegant styling remains unaltered.

Euro NCAP, the independent organisation that assesses the safety of new cars in Europe, has awarded the new Mazda CX-5 a maximum safety rating of five stars.

The verdict was delivered following rigorous crash testing and evaluation of sophisticated driver assistance systems that are standard equipment on the new model. On sale now across Europe, the new Mazda CX-5 achieved outstanding scores for the protection of adults, children and pedestrians.

Always an SUV praised for its dynamic ability, Mazda’s unremitting commitment to driver engagement has seen subtle tweaks to the CX-5’s suspension set-up to further refine the CX-5’s well-regarded balance of agile handling and comfortable ride quality. A thicker front-anti roll bar, smaller rear anti-roll bar and revised front stabiliser bushings combine with new urethane material in the rear damper top mounts and amended damping valve structures to deliver the improvements. In addition, the 2019 CX-5 features an updated version of Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control system – GVC Plus, which now features direct yaw control to enhance stability at speed.

Available with a choice of front-wheel drive 165ps petrol and 184ps all-wheel drive diesel drivetrains, the new range-topping GT Sport Nav+ brings the same level of interior luxury and equipment found in the Mazda6 GT Sport Nav+. Marked out externally by 19-inch bright alloy wheels, it’s inside that the new flagship CX-5 really stands apart. Real wood and satin chrome on the dashboard and door trim inlays is matched to standard Nappa leather and black roof lining to deliver the most luxurious Mazda SUV cabin yet, while white LED illumination and a frameless rear view mirror are further examples of high end features in the cabin.

Also unique to this new flagship trim is a seven-inch colour TFT dial display and an exclusive steering wheel design with a chrome centre bezel and high-grade stitching. As one would expect for a luxury SUV, the new GT Sport Nav+ features a host of equipment highlights over and above the well-equipped Sport Nav+ including: front seat ventilation, heated outer rear seats and sunroof. In addition to the extensive safety kit tally found across the range, the GT Sport Nav+’s standard safety pack includes adaptive LED headlights, driver attention alert, rear smart city brake support and 360o view monitor.

All 2019 Mazda CX-5s feature a generous standard equipment tally that includes LED headlights, auto power-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control. Highlights on Sport Nav+ cars include a reversing camera, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, Smart keyless entry, heated front seats and steering wheel, plus a power lift tailgate and a windscreen projecting head up display that features traffic sign recognition.

Standard safety equipment across the range should include Mazda Radar cruise control, advanced blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, smart brake support, high beam control and lane keep assist. Other highlights include Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Machine Grey Metallic paint, which both use Mazda’s unique three-layer Takuminuri painting technology. Compared to the first-generation CX-5’s Soul Red Metallic paint, Soul Red Crystal increases brightness by approximately 20 per cent and depth by 50 per cent.

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