New details have been released on the new Mazda CX-5 and the updates made on the current Mazda6 saloon
Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd has provided us with the specifications and prices of the updated Mazda CX-5 and Mazda6 models. Although both cars are different, the two get similar updates in terms of their infotainment systems and to their G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system. However, the similarities end there as the CX-5 is the only one that gets a new engine.
The new Mazda CX-5 and Mazda6 gets AppleCarPlay and Android Auto as standard
Both the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda6 will get AppleCarPlay and Android Auto as standard in the MAZDAConnect infotainment touch display with the increased adoption of smartphones from Apple and devices running on Android. Drivers are able to access integrated apps such as Waze, Google Maps, Spotify, and other phone functions like making and receiving calls. This aid drivers to keep their eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel away from their smartphone.
The new CX-5 range (except the 2.0L models) gets a configurable 7.0-inch TFT gauge cluster, and the SKYACTIV-G 2.5L Turbo variant comes with a colour heads up display.
Both the new CX-5 and Mazda6 gets G-Vectoring Control Plus
The new G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) feature comes as standard across all CX-5 and Mazda6 variants. The original GVC is a Mazda-exclusive technology that makes steering response more precise and consistent by using small changes in the engine torque to shift weight to the front tyres.
In the updated version, GVC Plus improves steering response as the driver straightens the wheel, by adding small amounts of braking to the outer wheels. Moreover, GVC Plus helps to keep the car stable during high-speed cornering and emergency manoeuvres, resulting in better stability for the vehicle.
The system works in real-time to consistently smoothen transitions between yaw, roll and pitch even under high cornering forces. This improves the vehicle’s ability to accurately track sudden steering inputs and crisply exit corners. In addition to improving handling in emergency collision avoidance manoeuvres, GVC Plus offers a reassuring feeling of control when changing lanes on the highway and when driving on slippery road surfaces.
Only the new CX-5 gets turbocharged variant
The CX-5 has received a new variant in the form of the new SKYACTIV-G 2.5L Turbocharged AWD which replaces the SKYACTIV-D 2.2L AWD diesel. The SKYACTIV-G 2.0L and 2.5L Naturally Aspirated 2WD variants, as well as the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 2WD Diesel still remain in the current line-up. All are paired with SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-Speed Automatic transmission with Manual Shift mode.
The new SKYACTIV-G 2.5L Turbocharged engine makes 227 Hp at 5,000 rpm and 420 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm.
Like the naturally-aspirated engine, the new 2.5L turbo engine boasts the highest compression ratios of any four-cylinder turbocharged engine, at 10.5:1. Other unique features include an oil pump with continuously variable displacement, multi-hole fuel injectors, Mazda’s “Dynamic Pressure Turbo” and cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR).
Mazda’s Dynamic Pressure Turbo builds boost at low engine speed by using a small inlet port to accelerate the exhaust gasses hitting the turbine, then a secondary valve opens up at higher engine speeds for increased exhaust pressure. A pulse scavenging 4-3-1 manifold prevents exhaust pulses from trapping each other and forcing hot gasses to remain in the combustion chamber thus causing engine knock. The 4-3-1 manifold helps exhaust pulses to pull gasses into the turbocharger, allowing full, fresh charge of air into the combustion chamber.
What variants does the CX-5 come as?
The MAZDA CX-5 is currently assembled as CKD in Malaysia and is available in four engine choices; SKYACTIV-G 2.0L, 2.5L, 2.5L Turbo and SKYACTIV-D 2.2L.
The 2019 New Mazda CX-5 variants except for the 2.0L 2WD GL variant also comes equipped with a host of Mazda’s flagship i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features which includes, but not limited to the following; Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Smart City Brake Support (Front & Rear).
The colour lineup includes Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Snowflake White Pearl, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Meteor Gray, Jet Black and Arctic White; making a total of 8 colours available.
Prices for the updated Mazda6
The MAZDA6 is currently CBU from Japan and is available in three engine choices; SKYACTIV-G 2.0L & 2.5L and SKYACTIV-D 2.2L. All are paired with SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-Speed Automatic transmission with Manual Shift mode.
The colour lineup includes Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Titanium Flash, Jet Black and Snowflake White Pearl; making a total of 7 colours available.
The Mazda6 will be showcased at Bangsar Shopping Centre starting from September 11 to September 15, 2019. Likewise, the new Mazda CX-5 will make its appearance along with a wide range of Mazda models. Official pricing for the CX-5 line up will be announced at a later date.
All new Mazda vehicles registered from January 1, 2019 onwards will have 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty + 5-Years Free Maintenance (except Mazda BT-50) according to manufacturer’s standards inclusive of labour, parts and lubricants. Both Manufacturer Warranty and Free Maintenance have a coverage period of five years and a mileage limit of 100,000km, whichever comes first.