MEDIA RELEASE, 12 APRIL 2022
A significantly updated version of Mazda’s stylish, spacious and dynamic SUV, the CX-5, is now available. The 2022 Mazda CX-5 introduces Mi-Drive drive mode selection, enhanced driving dynamics, new styling and stronger grade differentiation, improvements to on-board packaging and practicality, and an expanded range of safety features.
The 2022 CX-5 introduces Mazda Intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive), which enables the driver to select the most appropriate drive mode with one touch of a switch. The Activ and Takami models further benefit from an Off-Road Mode, which makes driving feel more natural on un-made and slippery surfaces.
Mazda’s next generation of Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture has now been applied to the 2022 CX-5, further evolving the bodyshell, suspension and seats to enhance ride comfort and reduce fatigue. Road noise has also been greatly reduced, particularly when driving on rough surfaces such as gravel.
The front of the 2022 CX-5 features a powerful new, more three-dimensional grille and signature wing design. Both front and rear lamp clusters have also been restyled, as well as a new exterior colour, Zircon Sand Metallic.
There are a total of seven different models within the CX-5 range to choose from with the addition of the new Activ model there is a specification level and price point to suit everyone.
The CX-5 model range incorporate subtle differences to define their distinctive characters.
The newly introduced Activ grade is designed specifically for those who seek out roads less travelled. The Activ provides ample capability for adventure, without sacrificing on style or comfort. It features silver underguard-style treatment to the front and rear bumpers and door garnishes, black door mirrors, lime green accents to the front grille and 19-inch black machine-cut alloy wheels. The interior combines suede upholstery with lime green stitching and air-conditioning louvres.
The SP25T boasts a distinct ‘blackout’ design aesthetic to complement its sporty, turbo-charged performance. Sporting black chrome on the front grille signature wing, and gloss black on the lower bumper sections, wheel arches, door garnishes and door mirrors, the body entertains a taut, athletic look. 19-inch alloy wheels are finished in black metallic paint, and the front grille incorporates red accents. Red stitching trims the black leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift lever and door panels.
The Takami remains as the top of the range model and combines a unified, one-colour exterior which highlights the beauty of Kodo design’s dynamic forms. The brilliant gloss paint of the bright silver 19-inch alloy wheels enhance the solid metal appearance of the vehicle. The interior features the smooth tactility of Nappa leather and the luxurious textures of genuine woodgrain.
The two-piece, reversible loadspace floorboard and the tailgate sill are on the same level to aid loading or can be lowered for extra cargo space. The Activ model also features a floorboard with a water-resistant side for wet or dirty items.
The CX-5 also has an extensive Mazdacare aftersales programme which further enhances the ownership experience by providing a 5-year warranty and 5-year Mazda On-Call Roadside Assistance. While the 3 year/100,000km (whichever comes first) Genuine Mazda Scheduled Servicing at no extra cost provides further peace of mind.
Mazda will also be funding five native NZ trees for every new Mazda model sold in conjunction with Trees That Count. Native trees not only sequester CO2 from the atmosphere, but they also provide thriving habitats for native birds, improve water quality in water ways, and provide beautiful places for future generations to explore. Every native tree planted in NZ helps to restore and enhance our environment, for biodiversity and for climate change.
*Recommended Retail Price including GST, excluding On Road Costs. $300 (including GST) surcharge for Soul Red Crystal and Machine Grey Metallic Paint Colours.
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|Model Description||RRP ¹,²|
|CX-5 FWD 2.0L GLX 6AT Petrol||$42,290|
|CX-5 FWD 2.0L GSX 6AT Petrol||$44,790|
|CX-5 AWD 2.5L GSX 6AT Petrol||$47,990|
|CX-5 AWD 2.5L Activ 6AT Petrol||$50,990|
|CX-5 AWD 2.5L Limited 6AT Petrol||$57,790|
|CX-5 AWD 2.5T SP25T 6AT Petrol Turbo||$61,290|
|CX-5 AWD 2.5T Takami 6AT Petrol Turbo||$64,290|
¹Recommended Retail Pricing inclusive of GST, excluding on-road costs.
²Paint surcharge of $300 (incl. GST) applies for Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Machine Grey Metallic.