Leaked Doc May Reveal Surprise Details of 2019 CX-5
Mazda is at the center of quite a few rumors. Most have to do with its rotary engine and whether or not we will get a sports car with the spinning triangle at its heart, but the latest comes to us from an image posted to Reddit, which seems to say that the 2019 CX-5 will get a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine, among a number of other big updates.
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The poster claims that the document came from his local dealer (he says it’s Destination Mazda in Vancouver), who showed him some dealer’s-eyes-only information on the new CX-5. The whole image is a little bit too big to fit here, but I will try to pick out the most important bits.
First, at the very top of the page is this. It seems to imply that the current interior of the CX-5 will be updated, likely to match the slick, minimalist interior of the 2019 CX-3.
Then, jumping down a bit is a bombshell, though an expected bombshell. The document implies that all trim levels will have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Jumping down even more is something interesting, but not ground-breaking, that according to the document, the CX-5 will have SiriusXM Traffic Plus and Travel Link with a 5-year trial.
Then, there is this, which says that the CX-5 will apparently use a currently unknown, upgraded iteration of the G-Vectoring Control system, called G-Vectoring Control Plus.
Finally, there is this breakdown of improvements to the three existing trim levels. This includes a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as an option on the GT trim, quite possibly the one currently offered optionally on the Mazda6 Grand Touring. If so, it makes 227 horsepower or 250 horsepower, depending on the type of gasoline, and 310 lb-ft of torque. This is also the standard engine on the CX-9.
If you were wondering what all of this “GX, GS, GT” business is about, by the way, keep this next bit in mind.
Yup, it’s from Canada. So, GX is equivalent to our Sport, GS is equivalent to Touring, and GT is equivalent to Grand Touring. If this document turns out to be genuine, then we are in for a very, very nice update for the 2019 CX-5, with a redesigned interior, a new topmost trim level, and a ton of new features. Unfortunately, we will just have to wait and see if Mazda abruptly pulls back a curtain, as the company has a strict policy of “zip it, lock it, put it in your pocket” when it comes to new product. Either way, Mazda invariably makes some interesting tweaks to its models from year to year, so I will be watching for it.