Mazda CX-5 is the bestselling model of the auto manufacturing company and recent developments suggest that the next generation of this model is nearing production. It is most likely that the new generation of this vehicle will arrive as 2018 Mazda CX-5. Recently, a few spy shots of this model were released, and these pictures have revealed several information about the upcoming generation. These pictures have given about what one could expect from 2018 CX-5.
Why is it so important?
There is no denying that CX-5 is a moneymaker for Mazda. It is the top-selling vehicle for company and the first that uses KODO design philosophy and Skyactive technology. That is why the company approaches carefully to the redesign of this model and it won’t take radical moves. That means that new generation CX-5 is rather evolution than revolution from the current model.
One can expect 2018 CX-5 to ride on a significantly revised version of its present platform. This platform is extremely light and rigid. It is also flexible enough for spawning most of the mainstream models from Mazda. Presently, this model provides an excellent driving experience, thanks to its good platform. However, mild revisions are always fresh and welcoming.
2018 Mazda CX-5: Design and Styling
CX-5 is amongst the most popular models from the manufacturer, so it is quite obvious that design will be extremely crucial for this new generation. Therefore, the car enthusiasts should expect some new design elements to be incorporated into this new model. It seems that the designers have used the attractive body lines of Mazda CX-9 into this compact model.
2018 Mazda CX-5 looks sleeker and toned-down compared to the current iteration. This redesigned vehicle features a completely new version of the five-point grille from Mazda. Grilles on Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and Mazda CX-9 have endpoints flowing into headlights, but that is not the case with CX-5. With this model, headlights are located at the top of endpoints of grille. The grille also features mesh pattern instead of horizontal bars.
Front fascia also gets slightly reshaped headlights which are now positioned above the grille. On the other hand profile side now looks to have softer character line and fenders look more rounded.
Side window looks a lot identical to present car. However, it should benefit a bit, thanks to a modest increase in the overall size of this model. In that context, it also seems that model has lower but longer greenhouse. The model also receives narrower taillights.
Interior of 2018 CX-5
The growth in size should also be helpful, as far as interior space is concerned. While it might be one of those compact crossovers offering best cargo space, once can certainly expect it to accommodate passengers and a decent amount of luggage comfortably. Interior of upcoming CX-5 will borrow some design elements from new CX-9 model along with the full-color heads-up display.
On the tech front Mazda should also expand the list of available driver aids. It should gain traffic sign recognition feature, blind zone detection, lane keep assist, etc.
2018 Mazda CX-5 Powertrain
Mazda will not change the engine options offered with current CX-5. So, you can expect 2018 Mazda CX-5 to arrive with improved performance of its present 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines. The 2.0-liter unit generates 155 HP and 150 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5-liters unit is capable for 184 HP along with 185 lb-ft of torque.
Both All-Wheel Drive and Front Wheel Drive will be on offer, along with manual and automatic transmission units.
2018 Mazda CX-5: Price and Availability
2018 Mazda CX-5 will arrive in 2017 with a starting price close to present model’s $22,675. Range-topping model could cost nearly $35,000.