"Mazda is extremely grateful for the approval from many customers for the all-new CX-5”, said the company’s President and CEO Takashi Yamanouchi. “I am convinced that we will surpass our global sales target of 160,000 units per year and that the CX-5 will become one of our core models alongside the Axela, Atenza and Demio," he added.
The CX-5 is available with a diesel and a petrol variant. The petrol version comes with a 2-litre direct injection engine with 155bhp and 196Nm of torque at 4000rpm whereas the diesel version is powered by a 2.2-litre oil burner, delivering 175bhp and 420Nm of maximum torque. In Japan, the diesel version accounts for 73% of total sales. The Mazda CX-5 replaces the Mazda Tribute and the Mazda CX-7 in company’s lineup.
The petrol version of the new Mazda CX-5 is expected to go on sale in Singapore around middle of Apr 12.