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Mazda CX-5 as the most popular Mazda SUV

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In 2011, at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt the world premiere of the Japanese crossover Mazda CX-5 took place. In spite of its compact size – 4540 mm long, 1840 mm wide and 1670 mm in height, CX-5 promises to offer enough space for all passengers, especially thanks to 2700 mm wheelbase. Due to the smaller tilt of windshield driver’s area was moved closer to the hood, as a result there are more space at the back couch. Trunk volume equals to 463 liters, it can be significantly increased due to the separate rear seats – 40/20/40.
Mazda CX-5 was the first serial representative of the brand presenting a new design direction «KODO – Soul of Motion» (literal translation: the spirit of the movement), which debuted earlier at Shinari and Minagi concepts. The exterior is quite attractive and modern. The main distinguishing feature of the design is a large pentagonal radiator grille. There are seven possible colors, mostly shades of gray, black and white, two new, specially for the CX-5 – red and blue.

Interior pleases good ergonomics and quality materials. Seats can be trimmed in fabric or leather, with a choice of two colors- black or sand. Systems can be controlled via a disk on the central console or via the touch screen. Ports for USB and players, Bluetooth, navigation are available.

In Europe, the new Mazda CX-5 comes in two varieties – front and all-wheel drive, with a choice of two engines SkyActiv – 2,0-liter gasoline unit with 165 hp and 210 Nm of torque, and two varieties of 2.2-liter diesel engine with 150 hp and 380 Nm or 175 hp and 420 Nm. In our market the car will be available with 2.0-liter 150-horsepower gasoline engine, which is paired with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. In developing these engines the company pays special attention to the environmental friendliness of engines – diesel engine emits only 120 g / km. Mazda engineers have paid great attention to the aerodynamics (Cd: 0,33) and the weight of the CX-5, which favorably affected the reduction of fuel consumption.

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The car is equipped with ‘start-stop’ system, which Mazda has named i-stop. The speed of its operation is one of the best. There are cruise control, monitoring dead zones system, which starts to work already at 30 km / h, lining tracking system(by the way, with frequent lane changes, so-called ” checkers”, the system takes the style of driving and stop lighting disturbing pictures ), High-Beam Assistant, the automatic braking. The latter working depends on the speed: up to 15 km / h it is able to completely stop the vehicle in case of danger, to 30 km / h – to reduce the consequences of a collision.

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