2022 Mazda CX-5 breaks cover with subtle trim and tech changes
Shortly after the Chinese Ministry of Industry revealed the patent photos of the refreshed Mazda CX-5, the crossover SUV has debuted on official terms. Read on to discover what the international version brings to the table.
The new CX-5 features a slightly retouched radiator grille with a 3D ornament, a larger bumper intake, new DRLs, and taillights with new light patterns. The U.S.-only Turbo spec additionally rocks gloss-black exterior trim pieces.
The interior is not shown, but Mazda claims Nappa leather and natural wood accents are available. The abovementioned Turbo spec also gets red accents and stitching. The front seats have been optimized for comfort in all trims.
Powertrain-wise, the six-speed automatic transmission is now more responsive and switches between gears faster. The suspension gets a different set of shock absorbers, and i-Activ AWD is now part of the base specification. Drivers can choose drive modes using a Mi-Drive selector, and there is a new Off-Road setting on the list.
Deliveries will commence in early 2022.
Editor Andrew Raspopov