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Mazda Confirms CX-5 Info Leaks With Japan Release

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2018 Mazda CX-5

Mazda is making headlines from across the Pacific as it launched pre-orders for the 2019 CX-5 in Japan, confirming many of the updated features leaked late last month. Official word in the US is not yet available at time of writing, so offerings may differ in the states.


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Power and Torque Vectoring

To start, the 2019 CX-5 will indeed come available with the 2.5-iter turbocharged four-cylinder engine currently offered on the CX-9 and Mazda6. This engine makes 227 horsepower on regular or 250 horsepower on premium gas, and 310 lb-ft of torque.

In addition, the new CX-5 will use a new torque-vectoring system called G-Vectoring Control Plus. Apparently, in addition to the existing G-Vectoring abilities, this system will also regulate vehicle motion when going into or coming out of hard turns. Finally, the CX-5 will join the growing ranks of Mazda models to sport Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® connectivity.


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Signature?

There is one bit of leaked information that is unclear whether it is confirmed. This is the addition of a Signature trim level to bring the CX-5 in line with the CX-9 and Mazda6. The information out of Japan describes an “Exclusive Mode special edition” that stands above the Japanese version of the Grand Touring trim. It includes features like Nappa leather, wood grain trim, a frameless rearview mirror, 19-inch dark gloss aluminum wheels, ventilated front seats, a 7-inch meter display, and LED interior lighting.

All of these are features found on the Mazda6 Signature or CX-9 Signature models. So, it seems entirely possible that the “Exclusive Mode” CX-5 will translate directly to a CX-5 Signature in the states. However, Mazda doesn’t comment on future products, so we will have to wait for 100 percent confirmation on this last point until Mazda unveils a US-spec version.

News Source: Mazda

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