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The 2019 Mazda CX-5 gets a Signature trim, new turbo engine

The Mazda CX-5 is the top-selling product in the Japanese automaker’s lineup, and as such it is essential that the company takes good care of it year after year. Its rivals in this hyper competitive segment are upgrading and innovating at a furious clip, so the CX-5 has to make sure it’s better, ever year.

Last month we reported on the announced details for the version of the model that will be sold on the Japanese market; here now is what we know about the CX-5 that will available in Canadian dealerships.

For 2019 the manufacturer is introducing a new top-end Signature edition for the CX-5 SUV. This version will come with the SKYACTIV-2.5T turbo engine and new G-Vectoring Control Plus. Mazda has also focused for the new model-year on upgrading the interior finishing with higher-quality materials and enhancing the chassis itself.

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The Signature edition of the new CX0-5 thus gets premium materials like Cocoa Brown Nappa leather and Abachi wood trim. Other additions are designed to increase the levels of comfort, convenience and safety aboard the vehicle, including, at the top of the list, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility – finally!

Other features include a reconfigurable 7.0-TFT gauge display, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, BOSE 10-speaker premium audio system, windshield-projected Active Driving Display head-up unit, power folding exterior mirrors, a frameless rearview mirror with auto-dimming and Homelink wireless control system.

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New SKYACTIV-2.5T engine
Mazda has added a new powertrain to the product offering for its CX-5 for 2019. The new comer is a SKYACTIV-2.5T direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine, the same now found in the three-row CX-9 SUV and the Mazda6 sedan.

Mazda has also refined the suspension system and added G-Vectoring Control Plus technology.

This announcement of details for the new 2019 CX-5 and its new Signature edition was not accompanied by any information regarding the prices Canadian consumers will be forking over for the SUV. For that, we’ll just have to wait a little longer…