Like the updated Mazda6 revealed today, the 2015 CX-5 gets a light styling update and a number of tweaks in the cabin.
Changes to the midsized SUV’s looks are less obvious than with the 6 sedan, but these new images reveal an updated face with new grille louvres, new fog light bezels and new Mazda2-inspired daytime lamps integrated into the headlights.
In the cabin, changes are again less extensive than with the Mazda6, with the 2015 CX-5 gaining refreshed instruments and a lightly updated centre console.
Mazda’s latest MZD Connect infotainment system is featured, along with a new electric parking brake switch replacing the hand lever of the previous range.
The carmaker also promises more space in the door pockets and dash compartment, with updates rounded out by new trim choices and interior accents.
Mazda says it has also focused on the CX-5’s comfort and handling, adding revised suspension and damping, along with a 10 percent reduction in road noise thanks to upgraded insulation.
The CX-5’s safety kit is also upgraded for 2015, picking up lane-keep assist, driver attention alert, smart brake support, radar-based active cruise control and adaptive LED headlights.
There’s also low-speed smart city brake support and pre-collision throttle control, and blindspot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.
Watch for Australian specifications and pricing to come as the CX-5 nears its first-half 2015 launch.