2022 Mazda CX-5 revealed with a range of updates

Mazda’s rival to the Ford Kuga gets new trim levels, an off-road mode and extra safety tech

  • Tweaked styling
  • Mazda introduces CX-5 ‘Newground’ specification
  • Prices to be announced soon

An updated version of the Mazda CX-5 is due for 2022, with a host of exterior and interior tweaks. Changes are being made to the trim level structure, styling and equipment list in order to keep the CX-5 competitive with its many rivals, which include the Hyundai Tucson, Peugeot 3008, SEAT Ateca and Nissan Qashqai. Prices will be announced later this year.

At the front, there’s an updated grille and redesigned headlights. The rear lights have also been reworked, while a new Zircon Sand paint colour joins the options list. Mazda has also ensured the three trim levels stand out from each other with exclusive styling touches.

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Opening the range is the Mazda CX-5 Newground, which replaces the existing SE-L. This is designed to look more rugged than the SE-L, with black plastic cladding low down and front and rear silver scuff plates. Silver 17-inch alloy wheels are standard, or you can choose a set of black 19-inch wheels instead. Lime green touches on the grille are echoed inside, where the air vents and stitching are both finished in this vivid colour.

The CX-5 Sport Black specification gets a blacked-out grille with a red highlight instead of lime green. Like the Newground, it’s matched inside by the colour of the stitching. On this model, the cladding and wheels are black. Top-spec GT Sport gets body-coloured lower panels and bright silver wheels, plus soft Nappa leather seats.

Wireless phone charging has been added to the range and the adaptive LED headlights have been updated, while the driver assistance pack includes Cruising & Traffic Support. In traffic jams, the car can control the steering, braking and acceleration.

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