Free sat-nav upgrade offered with new Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 compact SUV is available to pre-order now from Mazda UK dealerships and Mazda will include the equipment upgrade ‘throughout the summer’.

The navigation system comes with a 5.8-inch touch-screen, 4GB map as well as audio, USB and iPod connectivity.

It also comes with TomTom’s Live Services free for three months, a service designed to calculate the best route to the destination based on live traffic information.

Mazda has introduced the new Mazda CX-5 offer from today but a launch date for the car has still not been confirmed by the Japanese car maker.

When it does arrive in the UK, 18 different versions of the compact SUV will go on sale including a single petrol 2.0-litre engine in three outputs and a 2.2-litre diesel in two different power outputs.

It also comes in a choice of two- or all-wheel drive and a choice of two trim levels; SE-L and Sport. However, those trim levels come with the extra ‘Nav’ options – something Mazda is offering free as an upgrade.

The Nav upgrade could potentially save car buyers £1,200 depending on the specification chosen while the deal is offered.

Mazda CX-5 prices start from £21,395 for two-wheel drive SE-L petrol versions. Diesel models start from £22,995 and all-wheel drive CX-5 models start from £24,695.

The Mazda CX-5 is a breakthrough car for the manufacturer because it is the first to offer Skyactiv technology, a name given to the more frugal engines, transmissions and materials used in the build.

As a result the new Mazda CX-5 is one of the greenest SUVs on the market with fuel economy as high as 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 119g/km – enough to qualify for free first year road tax and £35 in subsequent years.