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Mazda unveils second-generation CX-5 SUV

Published: 22 November 2016

► New Mazda CX-5 unveiled
► Revealed to the public in LA
► Due to arrive in 2017

The second-generation Mazda CX-5 has been revealed in full, ahead of going on sale in 2017.

Mazda claims that it’s a ‘completely redesigned’ version of the slick SUV, the first generation of which went on sale back in 2012. 

It’s reputed to be more comfortable and refined than the outgoing model, and features a line-up of Skyactiv diesel and petrol engines – which is all very promising. 

The official blurb on the new Mazda CX-5

‘Mazda has refined all aspects of its award-winning compact SUV’s design and technology to deliver new dimensions of driving joy,’ the company says.

‘For example, the carmaker has taken the CX-5’s Kodo Soul of Motion [design language] exterior to a new level, honing the car’s beauty and imparting a formidable combination of sophistication and strength.’

The seeming reality, however, is that the nose and tail have been given a bit of a reworking, in order to bring the CX-5’s looks in line with the likes of the more recent Mazda 3 and CX-3. So, a gentle refresh – rather than a dramatic restyling.

2017 Mazda CX-5

What else is new?

Mazda’s revamped CX-5 features the brand’s recently launched ‘G-Vectoring Control’, which is designed to improve the car’s handling and ride.

Engine options include familiar Skyactiv petrol and diesel options from the current line-up, but there’s also new tech in the form of an optional heads-up display and a remote-controlled powered tailgate. There have also been a few upgrades inside, including a redesigned infotainment screen and new centre stack.

2017 Mazda CX-5

The revamped CX-5 is set to arrive in the UK in the middle of 2017 – and expect to find out more about the new SUV prior to that date.

Want to have a closer look at the new CX-5? You can check it out at the Los Angeles motor show

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2017 Mazda CX-5

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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