Good news, off-roaders: Mazda PH brings in 2.5-liter CX-5 AWD Sport

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Jun 5, 2013
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Just two months after Berjaya Auto Philippines--Mazda\'s official distributor in the Philippines--launched the all-new Mazda 6, the distributor has now brought in the CX-5 AWD Sport equipped with a 2.5-liter engine, a newly developed all-wheel-drive system, the fuel-saving i-Stop system, \"and even more comfort, convenience, styling, and safety features.\"

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The 2.5-liter engine has an output of 185hp and 250Nm of torque. Some of the features of the mill are a 13:1 compression ratio, 4-2-1 exhaust layout, gasoline direct-injection, and continuously variable sequential valve timing on the intake and exhaust. Thanks to these advances in engine technology, the new powerplant is 10% lighter and has 30% less internal engine friction, allowing it to have 15% lower fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions plus 15% more torque at low and midrange revs compared to the previous 2.5L MZR engine. The real clincher is that despite its advanced design, the Skyactiv-G engine can run on regular RON91 unleaded gasoline without sacrificing engine performance.

Another fuel-saving feature of the CX-5 AWD Sport is the i-Stop system, which idles the engine by switching off the powerplant automatically when the car comes to a complete stop and quickly restarts it via a \"combustion start method\" that relies on optimum piston positioning and combustion power for faster restart times and less energy usage.

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Putting the power down to all four wheels is Mazda\'s Skyactiv-Drive, \"which puts together all the advantages of conventional manual and automatic gearboxes, CVTs and dual-clutch transmissions in a responsive but efficient six-speed automatic package.\" With its torque converter featuring a full-range lockup clutch that enables an early lockup between the engine and the transmission for a more direct driving feel and improved fuel economy, the CX-5 AWD Sport is very responsive to gas-pedal input, providing smooth, steady acceleration or quick bursts of speed as the situation demands.

As the CX-5 range\'s premium variant, the CX-5 AWD Sport has a lot of added exterior and interior styling elements, multimedia functionality, electronic aids, and safety systems.

On the outside, the compact crossover now sports bi-xenon headlights with auto on/off, auto leveling, and adaptive front steering capabilities; 19-inch alloy rims; and a sunroof. Inside, the leather upholstery and door trim add to the cabin\'s sporty feel, while the driver sits on an eight-way, power-adjustable seat. In-car entertainment also gets another step up with a nine-speaker Bose audio system.

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Other new features of the CX-5 AWD Sport are: a tire-pressure monitoring system; an immobilizer; a burglar alarm and keyless entry system; reversing camera and parking sensors; a blind-spot monitoring system; and a lane-departure warning system.

With all the new features on the CX-5 AWD Sport, Mazda Philippines has priced it at P1.685 million, P233,000 more expensive than the slushbox-equipped, 2.0-liter, front-wheel-drive CX-5.

The Mazda CX-5 AWD Sport will officially be launched on Father\'s Day weekend, June 14 to 16, at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City.

Photos by Chino Acosta

 

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