2021 sees the introduction of Mazda’s flagship 2.5-litre 194ps Skyactiv-G petrol engine to the UK CX-5 range for the first time.
Having made its UK debut in the Mazda6 last year, the 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G engine joins the CX-5 range exclusively in GT Sport trim, paired to an automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive. Thanks to cylinder deactivation, this 194ps direct-injection four-cylinder engine seamlessly switches between four and two-cylinder operation to improve real-world fuel economy at no cost to performance.
Other highlights of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 include an upgraded infotainment system across the whole range and the introduction of Connected Services. All models in the range feature a new larger, faster and clearer 10.25-inch centre display screen, much like what is found in the CX-30 and Madzda3, more intuitive Mazda Connect Commander operation and an expanded range of Connected Services which can be used by the latest MyMazda App.
While powered by the previous engine, the new CX-5 Kuro special edition model joins the line-up.
The introduction of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Kuro Edition adds a unique looking model to the range. Limited to 750 examples, the Kuro Edition is offered with a choice of free-of-charge Soul Red Crystal Metallic or Polymetal Grey Metallic paint, which is contrasted by 19-inch black alloy wheels and black mirror caps.
Inside, the Kuro CX-5 features a power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and black half leatherette and suede seat. While complementing the unique exterior, the cabin features a black dashboard and door inserts plus red stitching on the seats, steering wheel, knee pads, gearshift surround, armrest and door surround.