- New ‘SE-L Lux’ models add sunroof, power adjusted driver’s seat, leather trim and heated front seats
- Two new SE-L Lux models from £24,495 (SE-L Lux) and £25,195 (SE-L Lux Nav) OTR
- Outstanding emissions from 119g/km and fuel economy up to 61.4mpg
Reacting to customer feedback, Mazda is introducing two new models to the Mazda CX-5 compact SUV line-up – both fitted with the company’s innovative fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology – the SE‑L Lux and SE-L Lux Nav.
Both models, now available in showrooms across the UK, are based on the 2.2-litre diesel 150ps 2WD SE-L, with manual transmission and feature the addition of a powered tilt-and-slide glass sunroof, full leather trim in Black or Stone (no cost option), a six-way power adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats with three-stage temperature settings.
“Many potential Mazda customers have expressed an interest in being able to acquire a CX-5 with a sunroof and leather trim without having to purchase a range-topping Sport model. Now, responding to that latent demand, we are adding two models to our Mazda CX-5 range, based on our most popular and economical powertrain – the 2.2-litre diesel 150ps with 2WD and six-speed manual transmission. The premium is an extremely modest £1,200 for an upgraded specification which would cost more than £2,500 with some rival brands,” comments Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK.
The Mazda CX-5 2.2-litre diesel 150ps 2WD SE-L Lux is available from £24,495 on the road (OTR), while the SE-L Lux Nav costs from £25,195 (OTR) – both prices being £1,200 above the standard SE-L models.
“Every Mazda CX-5 offers customers a remarkably compelling ownership proposition, thanks to its typically Mazda fun-to-drive performance, high specifications, attractive pricing, low running costs and excellent residualvalues,” adds Allibon.
Mazda’s ability to defy convention and deliver uniquely appealing cars with innovative fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology, such as the CX-5, has been given numerous glowing third-party endorsements over the last 12 months.
Most recently, Mazda CX-5 won the SUV category in the 2013 Women’s World Car of the Year Awards. Earlier this year, the Mazda CX-5 won awards from Auto Express, WhatCar?, Total 4×4 and Fleet World magazines. Popular weekly magazine Auto Express praised the Mazda CX-5 for “rewriting the rulebooks for crossovers with a blend of great looks, useful practicality, loads of tech and low running costs” – claiming the ‘Best Crossover’ crown for the second year in a row.
Experts at Britain’s best selling car buyer’s guide WhatCar?, named the 150ps diesel Mazda CX-5 as Britain’s ‘Best Buy’ SUV in the under £25,000 category, stating: “This really is one of the finest diesels you can buy. There’s bags of room for four tall adults, the boot is huge and the rear seats fold down easily. With low running costs and remarkable CO2 emissions,you end up with an unbeatable buy.”
The 20-strong line-up of Mazda CX-5 models is priced from £21,595 to £29,395 (OTR). Customers can choose petrol or diesel engines, manual or automatic transmissions and 2-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) – depending on model. CO2 emissions start at 119g/km with fuel economy up to 61.4mpg.
Mazda CX-5 SE-L Lux / Specification
17-inch Alloy wheels
Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
Push button start
USB, iPod and AUX jack connectivity
Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning
Front fog lights
Front and rear parking sensors
Rain-sensing front wipers
Integrated Bluetooth® system
5.8-inch colour touch screen
Mazda Multimedia Commander
Smart City Brake Support
Black leather trim
Heated front seats with 3-stage settings
6-Way power adjustable driver’s seat
Integrated Navigation (SE-L Lux Nav models)
Mazda CX-5 / Performance & Economy
|2WD Diesel|| Power
| Top Speed
|2.2 SE-L Lux||150||380||9.2||126||61.4|
|2.2 SE-L Lux NAV||150||380||9.2||126||61.4|
Mazda CX-5 / Prices
|2WD Diesel|| ‘On the road’
|2.2 SE-L Lux||£24,495||119||C||20 E|
|2.2 SE-L Lux NAV||£25,195||119||C||20 E|
NB ‘On the road’ prices include 20.0% VAT, number plates, delivery, 12 months road fund licence, first registration fee, 3 year or 60,000 mile warranty and 3 years European Roadside Assistance.
All models are available with free 7-day drive away insurance.
|Factory Fitted Options||RRP|
|Soul Red Metallic paint||£660|
|Stone leather (in lieu of black leather)||no cost option|
MAZDA ADDS TO FLEET APPEAL OF MAZDA CX-5 RANGE WITH CX-5 SE-L LUX
- New Mazda CX-5 SE-L Lux features include sunroof and leather trim
- Price premium of just £1,200 over SE-L delivers significant value
- Low CO2 emissions deliver savings to businesses and drivers
Mazda has further increased the fleet appeal of its multi award-winning CX-5 compact SUV range with the addition of a new low emission model.
The Mazda CX-5 range was the first to benefit from Mazda’s breakthrough SKYACTIV suite of technologies, and the new 2WD SE-L Lux is powered by the SKYACTIV-D 2.2-litre Diesel 150ps engine mated to a manual transmission with CO2 emissions of just 119g/km and fuel economy from 61.4mpg on the combined cycle.
Costing £24,495 on the road – £25,195 with navigation – the Mazda CX-5 SE-L Lux sits between the existing Mazda CX-5 2.2-litre 150ps SE-L and Sport models. Both the Mazda CX-5 SE-L Lux and SE-L Lux Nav are in showrooms now.
The new model is based on the already generously specified SKYACTIV-D 2.2 litre diesel 150ps 2WD SE-L manual, a popular model amongst company car drivers, and with additional features of a power tilt and slide sunroof, full leather trim, six-way power adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats the SE-L Lux is expected to become just as popular.
The Mazda CX-5 SE-L Lux costs just £1,200 more than the SE-L, but delivers significant value when compared with the cost of factory-fit options of rival models. For example, leather and sunroof options on rivals, which cannot match the Mazda CX-5 in terms of power, CO2 emissions or MPG, can cost as much as £2,595.
Mazda Head of Fleet Steve Tomlinson said: “The Mazda CX-5 already has huge appeal in the fleet sector and the addition of this new model further broadens the attractiveness.
“Fleet managers already understand the benefits of our unique SKYACTIV technology, which critically deliver significant CO2 emissions and MPG benefits over rival models and the Mazda CX-5 2.2-litre 150ps 2WD SE-L Lux will fit neatly into vehicle choice lists where the Sports sits outside of driver grades.”
The Mazda CX-5 2.2-litre 150ps 2WD SE-L Lux attracts a 2013/14 company car benefit-in-kind-tax bill of just £146.64 (40% taxpayer) prompting Tomlinson to comment: “That delivers fantastic value for drivers versus any of the competition.”
The clutch of awards already won by the Mazda CX-5 include being named ‘Best Small SUV’ in the ‘Fleet World 2013 Honours’.
Tomlinson said: “The Mazda CX-5 range benefits from a low rate of depreciation that delivers high residual values, while low fuel consumption minimises the second biggest contributor to total cost of ownership. Factor in class-leading CO2 emissions and low benefit-in-kind bills, plus numerous corporate savings, and the already attractive Mazda CX-5 becomes an even more compelling fleet proposition with the addition of the SE-L Lux variant.”
The innovative suite of SKYACTIV technologies centres on three key areas – sophisticated lightweight chassis technology, advanced engines with world-beating compression ratios and highly efficient six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
On-the-road prices for the Mazda CX-5 range start from £21,595 for the 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol 165ps 2WD SE-L and rise to £29,395 for the flagship 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel 175ps all-wheel drive (AWD) Sport Nav Auto.
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