Next-Gen Mazda CX-5

  • 2017

  • Product
    Automotive and Transport

Designed By:

  • Mazda Design Team

Commissioned By:

Mazda Corporation

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The Mazda CX-5 made its Australian debut in February 2012 and was the first Mazda to feature the new ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language and SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.

Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 has a choice of five grades, including the new Touring spec, with three engine and two transmission types.

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  • The goal for the Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 was to create a simple yet elegant form. Aiming for a unique design only Mazda could produce, the development team focused on a Japanese aesthetic. Efforts focused on creating a bold, tough look that further enhances the distinct personality and dynamic air of the previous model. The Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 is given proportions that lowers its centre of gravity and conveys the image of the entire body firmly gripping the road. Concerted efforts to adjust every detail of the positioning and characteristics of the peaks have created an elegant form with strong appeal. To maximise this effect, Mazda developed the new Soul Red Crystal Metallic body colour.

  • For the Next-Gen Mazda CX-5, every aspect of performance was focused on to provide not only the driver, but also passengers, with a truly pleasing experience. The efforts, including refinements to the powertrain and handling, ride comfort, and quietness, achieve lively and enjoyable performance, as well as comfort for all cabin occupants. Human-centred design provides all cabin occupants with greater comfort. Mazda applied every aspect of the human-centred design on the Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 to further polish the acclaimed packaging of the current model. The result is cabin comfort that makes driving a delight for all cabin occupants.

  • Mazda Proactive Safety is a comprehensive approach to maximising the range of conditions in which the driver can operate the vehicle safely and with greater confidence. Newly added active safety functions and features enable Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies to lend yet greater assistance to the driver in identifying potential risks early on, and to reduce chances of damage or injury. Safety features of Mazda IACTIVSENSE TECHNOLOGY include Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Traffic Sign Recognition, Driver Attention Alert, Smart City Brake Support, Lane Keep Assist, and Adaptive Front-lighting System, to name a few.

  • The designs of the seats and decorative parts that comprise the interior aims to deliver forms that blend SUV toughness with fine quality. The same colour, grain, luster and stitching are used for the upper portion of all interior materials, from the instrument panel through to the rear door trim. In addition, the intentional use of thick thread and somewhat coarse stitching expresses quality. Efforts to completely eliminate gaps and height differences between parting lines throughout the interior help fine craftsmanship and the attention to detail that embody the intent of the interior design.