The Mazda CX-5 launch is drawing near and the first test drives for the media have taken place.
The SUV, available in two- and four-wheel drive, is a ground-breaking new car for Mazda. Not only is the first to match Mazda’s new, shapely design language with its famous handling and driving characteristics, it is also Mazda’s vision of the future of green cars.
The Mazda CX-5 is available with a 2.0-litre petrol or 2.2-litre diesel in two-wheel drive variation. The petrol delivers 139g/km of CO2 emissions and the diesel an incredible 119g/km of CO2 emissions – that’s free road tax for a year and one of the lowest in the segment.
Even four-wheel drive versions fitted with the more powerful 2.2-litre diesel deliver just 144g/km of CO2, making the new Mazda CX-5 the most impressive new car of 2012.
But don’t take our word for it; here’s what the UK media had to say about the new Mazda CX-5:
“If you’re impressed by the diesel version’s economy figures, you’ll be blown away by the way the CX-5 drives”
“We drove the range-topping 172bhp model, which accelerates from 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds. It’s refined, smooth and delivers its power so consistently it feels more like a naturally aspirated petrol engine than a diesel”
“Overall the Mazda has what it takes – it’s one of the cleanest, fastest and most fun to drive crossovers on the market”
Mazda CX-5 prices were announced earlier in the year and, in the first test drives of the new Mazda CX-5, the UK’s media were impressed by the SUV.
For a full list of Mazda CX-5 prices, see below. The new Mazda CX-5 will go on sale in the UK on 18 May.
Mazda CX-5 prices
2.0 SE-L £21,395
2.0 SE-L NAV £21,795
2.0 Sport £23,595
2.0 Sport NAV £23,995
2.2 SE-L (150) £22,995
2.2 SE-L NAV (150) £23,395
2.2 SE-L Auto (150) £24,295
2.2 SE-L NAV Auto (150) £24,695
2.2 Sport (150) £25,195
2.2 Sport NAV (150) £25,595
2.2 SE-L (150) £24,695
2.2 SE-L NAV (150) £25,095
2.2 SE-L Auto (150) £25,895
2.2 SE-L NAV Auto (150) £26,295
2.2 Sport (175) £27,195
2.2 Sport NAV (175) £27,595
2.2 Sport Auto (175) £28,395
2.2 Sport NAV Auto (175) £28,795