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Mazda unveils all-new CX-5

Revealed in the run-up to the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the all-new CX-5 is a completely redesigned version of Mazda's compact SUV that launched in 2012.

Mazda says it has refined virtually every aspect of the new CX-5, ‘engineered with a strong focus on human sensibilities to deliver responsive performance corresponding to driver expectations’, but also prioritising passenger comfort for a pleasant ride in a ‘quiet and finely crafted cabin’.

The new SUV is powered by a choice of two petrol engines – the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and SKYACTIV-G 2.5 – as well as the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel. The new model also features G-Vectoring Control - a new ‘Jinba Ittai’ - enhancing technology from Mazda. Additional highlights include a windscreen head-up display – one of the first in its class – and a remote-controlled power liftgate.

Mazda describes the CX-5's exterior as ‘bold’ and having a physique that emphasises a solid stance and expression of forward momentum. The Soul Red Crystal body colour premiering is an advanced version of Soul Red Metallic with 20% greater colour saturation and 50% more depth. This is applied using Mazda’s Takuminuri painting technology, which Mazda says gives mass-production vehicles the quality and precision of a hand-painted finish.

Currently Mazda’s best-selling model in Europe, the all-new CX-5 will go on sale in February in Japan prior to its roll-out in other markets around the world.

The new model will be on display throughout the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the public from 18-27 November.