The Mazda CX5 is one of the newest players in the SUV market and yet it has also become one of the car maker's hottest selling cars. Just four years after it was launched, the CX5 already chalks up almost one-quarter of its global sales volume. For the 2017 Mazda CX5, there are more updates coming.
One of the newest updates to the 2017 Mazda CX5 is a diesel engine option. Green Car Reports reveals that this option will also be offered to car buyers in the United States. In the light of Volkswagen's diesel emission scandal, many felt that the Japanese car maker would ditch its plan. However, Mazda is pushing through with its plan and says that it will offer "hybrid levels of fuel economy."
The diesel engine option of the 2017 Mazda CX5 has already been available in select markets such as Japan but it will be made available to the US market in the second half of 2017. "We're confident this engine offers a smart new option for North American drivers who want both performance and fuel economy." said Akira Marumoto, a Mazda executive.
Aside from the diesel engine, the 2017 Mazda CX5 will also come with a new front fascia, which includes thin headlamps and a new grille. Auto Week reports that the 7-inch screen will now give customers a clearer image. Likewise, navigation instructions will now be sent to its head up display. Mazda will introduce a two-step reclining seat mechanism to provide passengers with a comfortable place to sit on.
As for the powertrain, Car and Driver reveals that only a 6-speed automatic transmission will be offered for the gearbox. The 6-speed manual option will be limited to the entry-level Sport model. Mazda's G-Vectoring Control technology will be added to the 2017 Mazda CX5. This feature will improve steering response by gently reducing torque to the drive wheel.