Redesign of 2016 Mazda CX-5 is almost finished. For 2016 model year, Mazda has prepared mid-cycle refresh with minor but important changes and features.
Exterior and interior changes
As we have already said, new 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be a mid-cycle model, but it will bring some beautiful and important changes. These changes will bring this model to perfection. We all know that Mazda CX-5 is one of the most practical and the most handsome crossovers, and now it will be even better. There are big chances that new model will be the most beautiful crossover SUV on the market. 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be built on new SkyActiv architecture and it will be powered with the SkyActiv engine too. It should come a bit lighter than its predecessor. It will be made of even lighter materials. With these changes new model will improve general performances. Fuel economy will be on the highest level too, but we will talk about that later. 2016 Mazda CX-5 will also be redesigned with Mazda’s KODO – Soul of Motion design language. Changes will be mostly made on the front fascia of the vehicle. There we will find new front grille, a bit modified front bumper and redesigned headlights. Front grille will look more sporty and dominant. It will have chromed horizontal stripes and a large word wide known Mazda emblem. New headlights will look more aggressive and modern. Those will be powered with the latest LED technology and LED daytime running lights. Front bumper will have two smaller angular intakes for fog lights. There will also be one wider and narrower air intake below the front grille. Side mirrors will also be powered with LED technology. 2016 Mazda CX-5 will ride on 17 inch wheels as standard. In offer will also be the fresh designed 19 inch alloy wheels. On the back end of the vehicle we won’t find some significant changes except the new LED powered taillights. Whole exterior will look more luxurious and sporty, but with a touch of elegance and sophistication. These changes also apply on the new interior. New cabin of 2016 Mazda CX-5 will be able to accommodate up to five passengers. They will be able to enjoy in one of the most comfortable interiors in the class. Interior will be equipped with the freshest and the highest quality materials. This also includes new instrumental finishes, such as aluminum look piece and piano black. Beside of current light colored Parment leather, in offer will also be new black leather. Inside 2016 Mazda CX-5 we will find a lot of great technological features, which are characteristic for this Japanese Company. 2016 Mazda CX-5 will have new infotainment and connectivity system which is named Human – Machine Interface. We should also mention that new model will be fully equipped with the latest safety features.
2016 Mazda CX-5 powertrain
Under the hood of 2016 Mazda CX-5 there will be two engine options. New model will keep the current 2.0 liter SkyActiv-G petrol engine as the basic one. This engine is capable to produce approximately 155 horses and 150 pound feet of torque. The other option is a bit stronger and it is 2.5 liter SkyActiv-G petrol engine. It is capable to produce around 184 horses and 185 pound feet of torque. The power from both engines will be sent to the wheels via six speed manual or automatic transmission. Front wheel drive is standard, while the all wheel drive (AWD) will be an extra cost option. There have been some rumors about some diesel engine too, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Release date and price
It is expected that new 2016 Mazda CX-5 hits the market sometime in the second half of 2015. The price that customers will need to pay to own this beautiful Japanese crossover will be in range from 21,000 to 25,000 dollars. The price will depend from engine type as well as from equipment.