New CX-5 Launched

BY Azfar Hashim

Mazda claims the highly updated CX-5 as the 'Most Premium SUV in its class'

Back in 2012, the Mazda CX-5 was launched in Singapore under the distributorship of Eurokars Group, who had just taken over the brand's previous local distributor. Then, the Mazda CX-5 was also the first in a series of new generation Mazda fitted with SKYACTIV Technology which also embodied the 'Kodo: Soul of Motion' design language.

Fast forward to 2017, and the Eurokars Group proudly presented the new CX-5 at the Ritz Carlton, Millennia Singapore Hotel.

With the new CX-5, Mazda has improved the car's driving pleasure with better driving sensation, along with comfort and peace of mind for both driver and passengers. Its driving dynamics and chassis design will also make the drive more refined; better cabin insulation is said to make drives a better experience compared to its peers.

Improved throttle control and responsiveness can also be expected from the SKYACTIV engine and six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission. For Singapore, two engine options are available: A 2.0-litre 162 hp/210 Nm and 2.5-litre 192 hp/257 Nm, both only in two-wheel drive petrol versions.

Mazda's G-Vectoring Control is also standard in the CX-5. It uses engine timing to control chassis dynamics, leading to smoother and more accurate steering inputs. G-Vectoring Control is effective particularly in SUVs, which is prone to generating lateral forces due to their relatively high centre of gravity.

A host of i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies such as Adaptive LED Lights (ALH), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Smart City Brake Support (SCBS R) also comes standard.

Price starts at $134,800 for the 2.0-litre Standard, to $152,800 for the 2.5-litre Super Luxury. Prices includes COE.

Representatives of Eurokars Group and Mazda Motor Corporation at the media launch

Representatives of Eurokars Group and Mazda Motor Corporation at the media launch