Mazda celebrated its 50th appearance at the Geneva International Motor Show with the European premiere of the new Mazda CX-5, the second-generation of its very popular compact SUV. Also centre stage at Mazda’s stand were the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Mazda2, the latest editions of the Japanese company’s B-SUV and supermini.
Mazda says the new CX-5 builds on the strengths that made the outgoing generation Europe’s best-selling Mazda. The Jinba-Ittai "person [and] horse [as] one body" ) nature of the first model with the full range of SkyActiv technology has now been evolved, according to the carmaker’s human-centric philosophy to share the driver-and-car-as-one sensation with all occupants.
The lower roofline and minimalist styling on the new model impart a solidly sporty yet refined stance, whose character is perhaps no better reflected than in Soul Red Crystal, a new premium colour with amplified depth and an almost gem-like translucency.
And Mazda claims the 2017 CX-3 and 2017 Mazda2 advance a duo of models that were already among the best in their respective classes.
Mazda made major strides in terms of cabin comfort and refinement with enhancements to numerous elements, from the displays to the steering wheel and finishing. The award-winning looks of the CX-3 and Mazda2, meanwhile, remain largely unchanged.
The 2017 models should reach Irish shores by late summer.