Mazda CX-5: upgraded for better performance, handling and refinement

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The front view of the new Mazda CX5. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

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Grand Motors has introduced the all-new Mazda CX-5 – a compact crossover SUV – into the Bruneian market this week.

The car, which has proven to be the core model for the Japanese auto-house, has been upgraded inside and out for better performance, handling and refinement.

The latest CX-5 generation comes mounted with a 2.0 or 2.5 inline-four double overhead cam powertrain engine, with Mazda’s exlusive SkyActiv-G technology integrated to improve its power output and fuel efficiency.

The interior of the new Mazda CX5. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Mazda’s G-Vectoring Plus System were also injected into the new model to improve stability in cornering, handling at high speeds and enhanced safety for emergency maneuvers via a combination of torque vectoring and brake control.

The new model also featured quite a number of safety functions including adaptive LED headlights to reduce glaring from oncoming cars, a lane-keep assistance and departure warning system, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert to warn drivers of obstacles when reversing the car.

The LED headlights the new Mazda CX5. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

What is more, the upgraded CX-5 comes with an advanced Smart City Brake support which allows the vehicle to mitigate collisions with other cars, objects and pedestrians – whenever inevitable.

Perhaps one of the most striking features is the Heads-Up Display unit which shows information such as speed, lane indicators and blind-spot warnings on the windscreen itself – a feature that aimed at reducing driving distractions and place important information within the driver’s line of sight.

The tail light of the new Mazda CX5. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Another highlight of the new model is a 360-degree monitor, integrating camera views and parking sensors on a central display for increased awareness and safety when moving in tight spaces.

Additionally, the interior had also been detailed for comfort, with variants available in Nappa leather trim with 10-speaker Bose surround sound system.

Those holding interests into the car can make a test-drive appointment with Grand Motors via mazda.com.bn or call its office at 2613888.

The Mazda emblem on the car’s grille. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

The Bruneian