Mazda has just unveiled the refreshed 2020 CX-5 crossover SUV. If nothing appears to have changed in the vehicle’s exterior, it’s because the Japanese automaker has concentrated its efforts on giving the interior a spruce-up. The good thing about it is that the brand didn’t have to look beyond its family of products for inspiration.
Customers will be happy to know that there is now a Sport variant of the 2.0-liter version. This basically means that it gets almost all the goodies that come standard on the all-wheel-drive 2.5-liter Sport in a more affordable package. The list of additional toys includes power-adjustable seats for both front occupants, and a power-operated liftgate.
It is also worth noting that both Sport variants also get some of the features that debuted on the all-new Mazda 3. The Mazda Connect infotainment system now sings through a 10-speaker audio system by Bose. The traditional instrument cluster is now replaced by a seven-inch LCD screen and a windshield-projected heads-up display. There is additional safety tech as well with front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a 360° camera.
For maximum head-turning effect, the AWD version receives 19-inch alloy wheels, while the FWD variants get 17-inch rims.
Both the front-wheel-drive Pro and Sport variants are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 154hp of output and 200Nm of torque. The AWD Sport gets a larger 2.5-liter engine with 187hp and 252Nm. Skyactiv-G technology is standard across the range, as well as tweaked suspension components for increased ride comfort and the G-Vectoring Control Plus dynamics control technology for better handling.
Prices of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-G are as follows:
- 2.0L AT FWD Pro – P1,730,000
- 2.0L AT FWD Sport – P1,890,000
- 2.5L AT AWD Sport – P1,990,000
According to Mazda Philippines president and CEO Steven Tan, the diesel version will be launched next year.