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.


Got a question about this story? Leave it in Comments & Questions below.

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags

Comments & Questions

Commenter icon key: Subscriber Verified

Post New comment or question

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.7163 -0.0010 -0.14%
AUD 0.9330 -0.0001 -0.01%
EUR 0.6793 0.0031 0.46%
GBP 0.5734 -0.0019 -0.33%
HKD 5.5576 -0.0090 -0.16%
JPY 81.4100 0.1050 0.13%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1238.9 0.850 2017-02-21T00:
Oil Brent 56.8 0.860 2017-02-21T00:
Oil Nymex 54.3 0.940 2017-02-21T00:
Silver Index 18.0 -0.030 2017-02-21T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 7115.7 7115.7 7115.7 -0.83%
NASDAQ 5850.2 5867.9 5838.6 0.47%
DAX 11818.0 11987.6 11827.6 1.18%
DJI 20663.4 20757.6 20624.0 0.58%
FTSE 7299.9 7319.0 7299.9 -0.34%
HKSE 24059.1 24186.0 23963.6 0.79%
NI225 19419.2 19419.2 19381.4 -0.18%
ASX 5791.0 5801.7 5791.0 0.12%