Mazda winner set for upgrade

Mazda’s CX-5: NBR Car of the Year in the Crossover category

After less than a year on sale, Mazda’s CX-5 is set for a major upgrade.

The CX-5 – awarded Crossover of the Year by National Business Review for 2012 – will pick up a larger-capacity petrol engine in the first quarter of 2013.

The CX-5 is currently available in two and all-wheel drive (AWD) variants, with a 2.0-litre petrol or 2.2-litre turbo engine. For 2013, the AWD petrol models will be powered by a new 2.5-litre engine with 138kW/250Nm.

Final fuel economy figures are yet to be published, but Mazda claims the Combined-cycle figure will be “better than 8.0 litres per 100km”.

The 113kW/198Nm 2.0-litre engine will continue in the front-drive petrol models. It returns 6.4 litres per 100km.

Petrol accounts for the majority of CX-5 sales: approximately 70%. Regardless of engine choice, AWD also comprises the majority of sales: 65%.

All three CX-5 powerplants belong to Mazda’s new SkyActiv range: the Japanese maker’s brand for a low-weight, low-friction design philosophy that applies to the CX-5’s engines, transmission and platform.

The 2.5-litre motor is shared with the all-new Mazda6 sedan and wagon, also due for launch in New Zealand in early 2013.

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