The Mazda CX-5 received significant updates for 2021 in the Japanese market. Apart from adding power to the model’s diesel mill, Mazda also made improvements to the 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G non-turbo gasoline version.
It now has cylinder deactivation, which is a feature that literally shuts off two cylinders in certain situations in order to save more fuel without negatively affecting performance.
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 for the Japanese domestic market
There’s also the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G CX-5 variants, which also received 9 more horsepower. This brings its total output up to 165 horsepower and 210 Nm of torque. The manual versions of the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G CX-5 variants also get the fancy new cylinder deactivation system.
If you remember, everyone gushed at the additional power the updated 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D engine now makes. Currently, it can now churn out up to 200 horsepower, which is ten more than its previous output.
As we’ve reported before, Mazda also added a larger 10.25-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Also, the I-Activsense safety suite is now present on all CX-5 trim levels. And lastly, there is of course the Carbon Edition CX-5 that everyone has been drooling over for the past few months.
The CX-5's 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G engine
In relation to the Philippine market, the updated 2021 Mazda CX-5 is yet to make its way to us. Other markets in the ASEAN region are yet to receive the new and improved CX-5 lineup as well.
Currently, Mazda Philippines offers the 2.5-liter and 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G CX-5 variants. The marque also sells the SkyActiv-D 2.2-liter version as the model’s top-spec variant. As such, we can safely say that the aforementioned improvements made to the CX-5's engines will reach our market soon.
We share the same engine options as the JDM CX-5 so chances of us getting the same updates are good
Note though that the next-gen CX-5 is rumored to come out in 2022. As such, there’s also a chance that Mazda PH will skip the updated CX-5, carry over the existing versions until the new one gets released. For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
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Know more about Mazda CX-5
The Mazda CX-5 is a premium 5-seater crossover that aims to redefine the concept of luxury and refinement. It boasts of its aesthetic that is derived from the Japanese brand’s Kodo design language of flowing lines, minimalism, and finesse. This design philosophy is consistently applied in both the CX-5’s façade and cabin. Currently, it is marketed in four variants with two drivetrains. These are the Mazda CX-5 Sport AWD, Signature AWD Diesel, Pro FWD, Sport FWD. All SKYACTIV engines are powered by gasoline fuel and are equipped with G-Vectoring Control Plus.
Cesar G.B. Miguel