A revised version of Mazda’s classy, expansive and dynamic SUV arrives in UK dealerships this month. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 sees the introduction of Mazda’s flagship 2.5-litre 194ps Skyactiv-G petrol engine to the UK CX-5 range for the first time, while powered by the 2.0-litre 165ps Skyactiv-G engine, the new CX-5 Kuro special edition model joins the line-up.
Some highpoints of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 include an updated infotainment system across the whole range and the introduction of Connected Services. All models in the range display a new larger, faster and clearer 10.25-inch centre display screen, more intuitive Mazda Connect Commander operation and an expanded range of Connected Services operable by the latest MyMazda App. connectivity features include remote door locking, a vehicle finder, the remote pre-programming of multiple navigation destinations, service booking request and security alert.
The 18-model 2021 Mazda CX-5 range proposes an extensive selection of petrol and diesel engines with options for both manual and automatic transmission.
Having made its UK debut in the Mazda6 last year, the 194ps 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G engine joins the CX-5 range exclusively in GT Sport trim paired to an automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive. Thanks to cylinder deactivation, this 194ps direct-injection four-cylinder engine seamlessly switches between four and two-cylinder operation to improve real-world fuel economy at no cost to performance.
The popular 150ps Skyactiv-D diesel engine is offered with front-wheel drive in SE-L and Sport trim with a choice of gearbox, while the more powerful 184ps engine is offered in Sport and GT Sport trim. With the 2021 model year introduction of the 184ps 2WD Sport model, Mazda’s higher output diesel can now be matched to front-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive. At the top of the range, GT Sport cars are exclusively all-wheel drive. All diesel 2021 Mazda CX-5s are updated for RDE2 compliance and will arrive in the UK this April.
The introduction of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Kuro Edition adds a unique looking model to the range. Inside, the Kuro CX-5 features a power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and black half leatherette and suede seat trim over and above the SE-L it’s based on, while balancing the unique exterior, the cabin features black dashboard and door inserts plus red stitching on the seats, steering wheel, knee pads, gearshift surround, armrest and door surround.
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is available to order now for click and collect, and will be joined in Mazda’s SUV line-up by the new Mazda MX-30 in March. Mazda’s first battery-electric vehicle will sit alongside the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda M Hybrid mild-hybrid equipped Mazda CX-30 to create an SUV range that offers customers a wide choice depending on their motoring needs.