The Mazda CX-5 has for many years been a leader in the crossover market. With a stylish and practical design, this vehicle has been at the top of wishlists for many drivers. It looks as though Mazda is ready to make a bigger statement in 2019 with their addition of a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine and revisited G-Vector technology. Here is a closer look at the potential changes for the new 2019 Mazda CX-5.
A new turbocharged 2.5-liter engine
With the addition of a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine, drivers can now have the extra punch that they may expect from Mazda. More drivers are now looking for fuel-efficient cars that can get up and go. This highly tuned four-cylinder engine will give drivers the experience of driving a fast car while not having to spend a fortune at the gas pump.
What does the G-Vector+ mean
With eight years in the making, G-Vector technology is one that has taken Mazda to the next level. This technology makes driving your car easier and better without you even knowing it. By reading steering and throttle input, G-Vector uses the onboard computer to fine-tune your driving experience to your current driving conditions and style. What the new G-Vector+ means for the CX-5 is still not clear. However, this G-Vector+ being paired with a turbocharged engine would point to a much more sporty crossover. It seems that Mazda is looking to appeal to a younger demographic who may not be in the market originally for a crossover.
The Addition of Apple Car Play and Andriod Auto
Apple Car Play and Android Auto are making it easier than ever to use your smartphone while you are driving. This technology turns your touchscreen display in your car into a controller for your smartphone. Mazda is behind the curve by just adding this to their CX-5. The addition of Apple Car Play and Android Auto will make this new crossover more appealing to those who want to utilize the full potential of their smartphone.
More expensive materials used in the interior
It has been rumored that there will be more durable and expensive materials used in the interior. This might be part of the push to make the CX-5 more appealing for younger drivers. It could also be a push to make Mazda transition into a more luxury brand than just a consumer brand manufacturer.
A new seven-inch touch display screen
The new seven-inch touch display will be competing with the ever-expanding displays on cars from all different manufacturers. This seven-inch display will offer a large view of custom car functions and media options without being too overwhelming. This touch-screen display will fit in nicely with the other additions to the interior that Mazda has hinted at.
New Signature trim level raises new potential additions
With the hint of a Signature trim level, the sky is the limit for how far Mazda would take the potential additions. Whether Mazda is looking for a flashier look on the exterior or added features on the interior, this is still pointing to the trend that Mazda may be trying to market themselves as more of a luxury brand rather than just a consumer brand. This will be a hard stigma to break for a company that has once shied away from more luxury styled vehicles. This CX-5 could be a great addition to the Mazda family as they move closer to high-end luxury cars.
No official statements have been released yet
All of this new information has come from a Reddit post that has only been verified by a Mazda salesman. While it seems that this information will most likely be from the manufacturer itself, there could be some prankster just trying to get a rise out of Mazda fans and other car enthusiasts. However, everything on the document posted on Reddit looks to be reliable. While this document was originally released in Canada, most of the options will still be available in the US only they might be listed under different names. It will be exciting to see if Mazda decides to make an official statement around these new documents that have been released. No news has come out as to who internally released these documents.
The 2019 CX-5 will most likely impress the younger demographic
It is easy to say that these new additions to the CX-5 will most-likely appeal to the younger demographic. While most Millennials are choosing not to buy new cars, these changes could provoke them to make the payments needed to drive a new 2019 CX-5 off the lot.
These are a few of the changes that may be available on the 2019 CX-5. It will be exciting to see this new crossover when it finally hits the market in a few short months next year.