Text: Nica Onate / Photos: Mazda | posted November 16, 2016 13:12
Mazda's G-Vectoring control debuts in updated 2017 CX-5
Mazda Motor Corporation recently revealed the all-new 2017 CX-5 at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show.
The basis of the updated CX-5's design comes from the latest Mazda CX-9, which features a broader grille and arched headlights. The narrow lower intake stretches across the front end connecting to the running lights, which highlights the model’s width.
It retains its original profile except for the added extra chrome around the windows. It also has sharper wraparound taillights at the rear. Completing it all is smoother-looking rear hatch.
The 2017 CX-5 will now be offered in Soul Red Crystal, symbolizing the brand's Soul of Motion Design. The paint retains a simple three-layer structure: clear, translucent, and reflective coats, that represents evolution of Mazda's Takuminuri painting technology. Also, it features a mix of aluminum flakes for greater shine and light-absorbing flakes to intensify shaded areas.
Inside, the CX-5 gets the familiar infotainment system integrated in the dashboard. It also now features a display for warning messages and the seat heater settings. Mazda designers also decided to redesign the vents, giving it a more angular look.
Meanwhile, the additional space was used for moving the HVAC vents upward.
The 2017 Mazda CX-5 gets a 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder gasoline-fueled mill, while some markets get the Skyactiv-D diesel 2.2-liter four-cylinder. Mazda said that all three options offer powerful, linear driving performance, and outstanding environmental performance.
Another new addition is the brand's G-Vectoring Control, which is expected to improve the torque output for easier steering.
The manufacturer said that the 2017 Mazda CX-5 will first hit Japan's market in February before joining other markets over the course of the year.