It’s been two years since the 2nd-gen CX-5 was introduced to Japanese market, which is a perfect timing for the crossover to get a nip and tuck. And the Japan-spec Mazda CX-5 2019 has been premiered just in time for its domestic customers with significant updates, particularly in its powertrain.
With a new turbo mill, the 2019 CX-5 gets major power boost, becoming the strongest in its class
According to the latest car news, the revised CX-5 will come equipped with a turbo version of the 2.5L SkyActiv-G 4-cylinder petrol mill that is also offered for its brother CX-9. Thanks to this power boost, the car is able to generate 230 PS and 420 Nm of peak torque, being entitled as the beefiest in its segment. While the acceleration numbers still remain undisclosed, its fuel consumption figure is claimed at 12.6 km/L as per the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure.
The CX-5 2019’s cabin also receives subtle changes
The new engine is connected to a sole transmission option which is a 6-speed automatic gearbox and a choice of either FWD or AWD system. It’s worth noting that in spite of turbocharging, according to the Japanese carmaker, the Mazda CX-5 2019 can still run on regular gas.
Besides the newly-added turbo engine, the rest of the range is still driven by either a 2.2L SkyActiv-D with 175 PS or 2.0L SkyActiv-G with 155 PS carried over from the existing model. A 6-speed manual transmission also comes as an option for diesel-driven models yet this is available solely in Japanese market.
G-Vectoring Control Plus now comes as standard across the lineup.
Other goodies given to the refreshed Mazda CX-5 2019 include:
- A new set of 17 inch alloy wheel in Grey Metallic and 19 inch alloy wheel in dark gloss finish for the base and top-spec variant, respectively;
- A 360-degree camera option;
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay;
- 6 speakers;
- Revamped climate control panel;
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 facelift is rolled out two years after its second-gen model was launched in Japan
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