2018 Mazda CX 5
We have the same opinion if you think that Mazda still has great weapon for the market if they can release the new 2018 Mazda CX 5. Obviously, it is one of the most popular modern cars that the company can present. It can be seen from the sales record in North America with good level of sales they could do. As far as we know, the current generation will get the facelift in 2017, but don’t be too obsessed with this one. If you want to wait more, you can see a new generation with the excellent combination of performance, styling cues and fuel efficiency that will be the new 2018 model. We don’t talk about something that doesn’t exist. We glad that there are some spy shots and rumors available for the possibility of changes around this new generation. It comes with larger body, larger wheelbase and probably the Skyactiv Technology.
What we can catch from recent spy shots, there will be some modifications added for this new generation. Its design got major changes although it wouldn’t lose the current design language. For its profile, we must say that 2018 CX 5 is quite identical to the current model with the Kodo style for the front end just like the Chinese-only CX-4 model as well as CX-9 crossover SUV. The difference is that its front and rear lights are slimmer with the distinctive look of the radiator grille.
There is no specific information for the cabin, up to now. The interior design is still hard to get caught by spy photographers. Likely, 2018 Mazda CX 5 has the same look as the current modification as well as several features that you can find in CX-4. What we can expect is that at least it has higher level of quality just like the updated sedan version, Mazda6. Color head-up display is possible to offer.
It is also quite potential for the new 2018 Mazda CX 5 to get Skyactiv 2 technology. It is claimed by the Mazda CEO, Masamichi Kogai that they will use new efficient skyactiv platform that will be released for 2019 model. Here, it leads our expectation to see full-scale update and new engine lineup. Besides, there will be current 2.0 liter gasoline but slightly updated (we expect) to generate more output and increased fuel efficiency. The top model might go with turbocharged 2.5 liter borrowed from the current CX-9.
Release Date and Price
2018 Mazda CX 5 might be planned by the company to hit the market in 2018. With all possible changes around this car, we think that the reasonable price should be higher than the current model. It can be about $24,000 and it will be the best rival for Honda CR-V.