2022 Mazda CX-5 will bring improvement driveability and styling enhancements.
Mazda has unveiled the facelifted 2022 CX-5 SUV in Europe and the US, likely previewing updates to follow in Australia before the next generation arrives.
Styling improvements include a slight tweak outside with the grille and front LED headlights changed slightly and the bumper redesigned. Likewise, the rear features a light rework with new LED taillights and a slightly different bumper. All of this sits over new alloy wheel designs, though some might be pressed to see the differences at first.
Inside we see new seats with fabric and leather upholstery choices, though the main 10.25-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is the same. The European version also debuted a water-resistant boot liner which might be handy for Aussie families heading to the beach.
On the safety front is the addition of automatic traffic cruise control which takes over the steering, acceleration, and braking but the Australian model will continue to hold its 2017-rated five-star ANCAP rating regardless of whether the tech comes Down Under or not.
Finally, the engine lineup is the same and we wouldn’t expect any difference here with the option of 2.0 and 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 2.2-litre diesel, and the range-topping 2.5-litre turbo petrol which produces 170kW and 420Nm. All engines are mated to the same six-speed automatic transmission which has been tuned for finer acceleration and gear changes, and the choice of front or all-wheel drive. Further improvement to ride and handling comes courtesy of suspension tweaks.
Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said the update provides customers with more choice and opportunity to find the vehicle that suits their lifestyle.
“A focus on constant improvement and evolution has helped Mazda CX-5 remain a favourite in Australia, with each update building on the winning formula of style, safety and comfort that has held momentum for almost a decade,” said Bhindi.
“This latest update meets customer demand for self-expression and personalisation, addressing their style and lifestyle more acutely than ever before
“It also strengthens Mazda CX-5’s position as an important mainstay in our stable, as we anticipate the arrival of new generation, large platform SUVs arriving in 2022.”
Local pricing and specification will be confirmed closer to the model’s arrival.