Mazda Philippines continues their new car onslaught with the introduction of the second-generation CX-5. Like the previous model, the all-new CX-5 sits in the middle of the Mazda crossover range. It slots in between the CX-3 and CX-9, also an all-new model.
The 2017 CX-5 still follows the Kodo design philosophy of the brand but has given the car a sharper, more aggressive look. At the front, the headlights have been slimmed down and are now integrated into the grill. It also comes with LED daytime running lights. Speaking of its grill, it retains its hexagonal shape but now boasts of a honeycomb design.
On to its side, it has it has three character lines seen by the window, fenders and lower half of the doors. Its shoulder line meanwhile extends from the car's window sills, giving it a broader look. Meanwhile, the roofline gently sweeps downwards while the window line slightly curves upwards to form the reverse-kinked third window.
Towards the rear, the tail lights have also been slimmed down and a character line defines the shape of the tailgate. Also present are a pair of reflectors at the lower half of the bumper and an integrated rear spoiler.
Inside, the infotainment screen sits on top of the dashboard, just like the outgoing model. Its air-conditioning vents meanwhile form the shape of a pentagon and the dash is more upright than the current model. More leather and soft-touch materials can be found in the 2017 CX-5, boosting cabin ambiance. It also comes with automatic climate control, multi-information display, split-folding seats and a push-to-start button, depending on the variant.
The second-generation CX-5 is available in three engine specifications. First is the 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G engine in the Pro variant. It puts out 155 PS and 200 Nm of torque. Moving up the range is the 2.5-liter Sport model with all-wheel drive. The top of the line gas engine produces 190 PS and 251 Nm of torque. The lone turbodiesel option is the 2.2 SkyActiv-D engine with 175 PS and 420 Nm of torque.
Prices for the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are as follows:
Mazda CX-5 2.0 Pro: Php 1,550,000
Mazda CX-5 2.5 Sport AWD: Php 1,850,000
Mazda CX-5 2.2 SkyActiv-D AWD: Php 2,200,000