The 2015 Mazda CX-5 goes on sale this spring and features significant interior trim and standard equipment upgrades.
The standard equipment specification of every model in the CX-5 line-up has been enhanced through the addition of manual front passenger seat height adjustment, an electronic parking brake, a coming and leaving home headlamp function, and the brand's Multimedia Commander with separate volume dial for safe, intuitive interactivity and infotainment control.
A new 7-inch, full-colour, centre console touch-screen incorporates DAB radio, two ports for USB connectivity and MZD Connect. Paired with a smartphone, MZD Connect makes it easier to take advantage of functions such as internet connectivity and access to social networking services.
Top-of-the-range Sport Nav models benefit from new exterior features including 19-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels, LED headlamps including LED daytime running lights, and LED foglamps.
An already comprehensive Sport Nav standard equipment specification is further bolstered by a new Integrated Navigation system which offers greater accuracy, improved search features and three years of free map updating.
SE-L Lux and Sport Nav grade options now include Stone Leather upholstery, while the Sport Nav options list further benefits from Mazda Radar Cruise Control, and an evolution of the Safety Pack.
Adaptive LED headlamps automatically adjust the array of high beam illumination to avoid dazzling the occupants of both oncoming and preceding vehicles, without the need to switch to low beam lighting.
The Lane-keep Assist System with Driver Attention Alert builds on the existing Lane Departure Warning system, providing steering wheel vibration and assisted steering if the driver strays from the middle of the chosen lane. Having first learned the owners driving style, DAA operates at speeds of over 40mph, alerting drivers to take a break if it detects degradation in driving style.
Advanced Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert combines two systems in one for greater safety. The system's larger detection area to the side and rear of the vehicle provides better coverage, whilst BSM employs the same system sensors to detect pedestrians, bicycles and other vehicles when reversing.
by: Becca Chaplin