2018 Mazda CX-5 represents the next generation of recognizable cars, with the interesting new design (although we could be able to see all changes it under the unusual cover on test driving), new engine and different cabin equipment than on previous models. The main manufacturer has been a small factory near Hiroshima, where new platform CX-5 is made and designed. The main changes are visible at the front end, but there are details which will be seen after the first model is shown on Car Shows. We can only predict the possibly changes in design until then.
It seems that Mazda has invested mostly in the lightweight platform, which affects smaller car with unfortunately small space for passengers and cargo behind them. Looking the spy photos, we concluded that 2018 Mazda CX-5 will have wide mesh front grille, thin air intake below it and very thin lights, incorporated in the slightly rounded hood. The rounded rear end supports the look of the compact but small vehicle, with an interesting spoiler on the truck door and modern details behind the thin rear lights. Flat roof promises space for the passengers inside, but the car is actually small and rounded, so do not expect much comfort as usual. Other details have not been visible on spy photos, so we cannot say anything more for now.
The cabin design and photos are still not shared with us, but we can be sure that manufacturer has not invested much in the cabin space in 2018 Mazda CX-5, as much as in equipment, which will be interesting for this car class, as we have heard. There are high chances that the cabin will be equipped as every other car made at CX-9 platform, which includes full-color head up display. However, the fabric and other materials will replace the possible feeling of anxiety due to small space in the cabin.
The magazine Automotive News carried a statement of the Mazda designers that the new engine in 2018 Mazda CX-5 should be Skyaktiv 2 engine, as a new model of the successful platform called Skyaktiv technology and that is not all. They have planned to offer better technology in years to come, so this is just a beginning of the new era in engine improvements. Taking all in mind, we can expect that there will be 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engine with expected better fuel economy and speed increasing.
2018 Mazda CX-5 Price, Release Date
The expected releasing date is at the end of 2017, but whole this year will be marked as the year for improving and redesigning before the showing on the market. Starting price should be around $22,000.