SUV lovers rejoice!
The new, updated CX-5 was just launched at the LA Auto Show and AGirlsGuidetoCars was there to witness it in all of its glory!
The CX-5 has long been a beloved compact SUV for its efficiency, comfort and safety. But Mazda has taken its new CX-5 even further will great new features that will make all SUV shoppers swoon. Here are just a few of the reasons to get excited about its update:
#6: You Can Learn KODO
At the CX-5 launch, a group of AGirlsGuidetoCars influencers were treated to a conversation with Mazda design chief Julien Montousse. During that time, he explained to us that with their latest SUV, Mazda has taken KODO to a whole new level. Inspired by Japanese crafts, they worked tirelessly to eliminate all of the non-essential elements from the design, creating a profile that is akin to the dynamic tension of a sword. “Refined toughness” is what Mazda calls it. We call it beautiful.
#5: You Can Rock Out
If the exterior styling of the CX-5 doesn’t get you pumping, perhaps the 10 speaker Bose premium sound system will. Co-developed by Mazda and Bose, the system is enhanced by Bose’s AudioPilot2 which insulates the cabin noise by providing ambient noise compensation. So whether its your 80’s guilty pleasure or your kids’ latest playlist, whatever you choose to listen to will sound fantastic.
#4: You Can Get Smarter
The new CX-5 has Mazda Connect, which makes it easier to connect to the web, access social networking or anything else you’re dying to do on your smartphone.
#3: You Can Put The Cruise Back Into Cruise Control
A IIHS top safety pick, the new CX-5 has a few new safety features that not only make driving safer but easier at the same time. Stuck in traffic? Try the Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) which can follow the vehicle in front from a standing stop. Also new to this version, Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) which can display road sign information in the Active Driving Display so you can keep your eyes on the road where they belong.
#2: You Can Embrace The D Word
Mazda has done something really bold with its new CX-5 – they announced that a diesel version will arrive in mid-2017. Given that many are still reeling from the VW/Audi Dieselgate scandal, this announcement comes at time where people are disenchanted with their diesel options, yet so many still love diesel for its efficiency and fuel availability. Mazda has been developing the SkyActiveD technology for years, so this announcement comes at a very notable time. Have no fear, however, Mazda has been very clear about how they will comply and even exceed all of the EPA standards.
#1: You Can Be Pretty, Without Leaving The Car
With all of this car talk, let’s not forget what really matters– feeling great. Mazda’s new CX-5 also comes in an exciting new color, Soul Red Crystal, which has crystalline depths that really highlight its beautiful design. Like a gorgeous nail color but without having to do a monthly touch up. Mazda wouldn’t confirm if these highlights minimized wrinkles or evened out skin tone, but we can all agree that everyone looks great in red.
Disclosure: I was a guest of AGirlsGuidetoCars at the Los Angeles Auto Show. All opinions expressed are my own.