Mazda CX-5 Buyers in Australia to Get Additional Standard Safety Features
While the American market is eagerly awaiting an upgraded version of the Mazda CX-5, consumers in Australia have been busy buying up this SUV in such high rates that the company decided it could add more standard safety features, lower the price, and still turn a profit.
If that sounds too good to be true, then you better pinch yourself because Mazda Australia actually did all of the revisions that are listed above.
While the Mazda CX-5 already came standard with a rearview camera, emergency stop signaling, and six airbags, the automaker only offered safety equipment found in the i-ActiveSense safety package as available upgrades. However, Mazda now says that even the entry-level CX-5 Maxx and Maxx Sport trims will come standard with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear cross-traffic alert, Smart City Brake Support, and blind-spot monitoring.
“Safety is becoming more and more important to buyers,” said Alistair Doak, Mazda Australia’s marketing director. “Adding even more value will keep the CX-5 at the top of the list for many prospective customers.”
Even with adding all of that equipment, Mazda somehow managed to lower the asking price of the CX-5. This updated version of the CX-5 mark will now carry a starting MSRP of $29,890, which in reality is a $700 increase over the MSRP of last year’s base model. But, when you take into consideration that all of that aforementioned technology would have cost an additional $1,230 last year, it means this new CX-5 actually saves consumers more than $500.
As far as powertrain options, consumers in Australia can choose from a 2.0-liter petrol-motor, 2.5-liter petrol-engine, or 2.2-liter diesel-motor. Furthermore, buyers can get the Mazda CX-5 in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive format.
Mazda has already sold more than $16,000 CX-5 SUVs this year in Australia alone.