Mazda also introduces a new color called Soul Red Crystal with three layers of paint for a deep crimson color.

Mazda is unveiling the all-new 2017 CX-5 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. While details are still light about the model’s updates, the photos show the attractive improvements for the middle child in the brand’s crossover lineup in the United States. The revised vehicle will go on sale in Japan first in February and will join other markets over the course of the year.

2017 Mazda CX-5
2017 Mazda CX-5
2017 Mazda CX-5

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The CX-5’s updated design takes major cues from the latest CX-9, and the styling still looks great on the smaller model. The blunt nose now features a broader grille with arched headlights that connect to it. The narrow lower intake stretches across the front end and connects to the running lights, which accentuates the model’s width. The profile remains essentially the same except for some extra chrome around the windows. Sharper taillights wrap around the rear and connect to a smoother rear hatch.

 

 Mazda matches the major exterior changes with similarly significant updates inside. The center stack has an all-new layout that now features the infotainment system poking up from the dashboard. The designers use the additional space for moving the HVAC vents upward. There’s also an additional display for warning messages and the seat heater settings. In addition, the stylists give the vents a more angular look with chrome surrounds, and the material quality looks better, too.

2017 Mazda CX-5
2017 Mazda CX-5

 The 2017 CX-5 will also be available in a new body color called Soul Red Crystal and will eventually roll out to other models in the brand’s lineup. It combines layers of clear, translucent and reflective coats of paint. A mix of aluminum flakes for greater shine and light-absorbing components for improved depth of color on shaded areas create a visually distinctive look.

The engine range will continue to be the 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder gasoline-fueled mills, and some markets will get the Skyactiv-D diesel 2.2-liter four-cylinder. The biggest drivetrain change will be the addition of Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control that will tweak the powerplant’s torque output for easier steering.

Source: Mazda

 

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