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Mazda confirms new CX-5 pricing

The all-new Mazda CX-5 will start at £23,695 OTR when it goes on sale in the summer.

The new SUV is available in two ‘highly-specified’ trim levels, with a ten model range for the UK. Both Mazda’s SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual and SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmissions feature in the range, as does the latest generation of Mazda’s intelligent i-ACTIV all-wheel drive (AWD) system.

Petrol power comes from a 2.0-litre 165ps SKYACTIV-G petrol engine, available in SE-L Nav and Sport Nav trim, both are offered exclusively with front-wheel drive and the six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual gearbox. These models cost £23,695 for the SE-L Nav trim and £26,695 in ‘Sport Nav’ trim.

Powering the rest of the range, the 2.2-litre 150ps SKYACTIV-D diesel is available with front-wheel drive (£25,695 OTR) and AWD (starting at £27,695 OTR) mated to either the SKYACTIV-MT or SKYACTIV-Drive transmissions. Sitting at the top of the range, the flagship 2.2-litre 175ps SKYACTIV-D (£33,195 OTR) comes exclusively in Sport Nav trim and is equipped with Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD, and like the lower output diesel, it can be matched to either automatic or manual transmission.

All models feature a ‘generous’ standard equipment tally, says Mazda, that includes LED headlights, auto power-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, DAB radio and a 7” colour touch-screen display and integrated navigation. Sport Nav cars add to this with 'premium' highlights including a reversing camera, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and Smart keyless entry, plus heated front seats and steering wheel. Offered in a Mazda for the first time, Sport Nav models also feature a power lift tailgate, plus a new head-up display (HUD) that projects directly onto the windscreen and features Traffic Sign Recognition.

Other highlights include two new optional paint colours: Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Machine Grey Metallic. Both colours use Mazda’s unique three-layer TAKUMINURI painting technology, and compared to previous CX-5’s Soul Red Metallic paint, Soul Red Crystal increases brightness by approximately 20 per cent and depth by 50 per cent.

Commenting on the all-new Mazda CX-5 Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director of Mazda Motors UK said; “The CX-5 will go down as a landmark car in Mazda’s history, not only did it introduce SKYACTIV Technology and KODO: Soul of Motion design, it also showcased how Mazda could make an SUV that was stylish, great to drive and capable of luring customers from premium badged rivals. And today the all-new Mazda CX-5 takes this to the next stage, elevating exterior design, cabin quality and refinement to new levels of sophistication, whilst at the same time ensuring Mazda’s love of driving is even more apparent in the handling.”

With production having started in Japan, the all-new Mazda CX-5 goes on sale in the UK on the 30th June.