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SUV is back in black

Mazda tips fresh addition to CX-5 line-up will be a hit with Kiwi consumers.
Posted on 16 April, 2021
SUV is back in black

A new model grade featuring a “blackout” theme has been added to the Mazda CX-5 range in New Zealand.

The Mazda CX-5 SP25T features black metallic alloy wheels and piano black exterior mirrors, while the interior has a black deluxe leatherette/suede seat trim along with a black decoration panel. 

Red stitching has been added to the seats and steering wheel to set off the abundance of black. 

The SUV, which sits between the Limited and Takami models, comes with Mazda’s Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre turbo engine. 

David Hodge, managing director Mazda New Zealand, says the new vehicle will add to the popularity of the CX-5 range.  

“With the blackout features it will appeal to New Zealand motorists who want all the great features of the CX-5 but in a sportier package,” he adds.  “It will certainly make a statement on the road.”

Other changes to the CX-5 line-up include the addition of privacy glass to GSX models and turbo badging on the SP25T and Takami grades. All models now feature wireless Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto via USB.    

They also come with i-Activsense Technology and safety features such as Mazda’s advanced smart city brake support, blind-spot monitoring and Mazda radar cruise control. A five-star ANCAP safety rating completes the package. 

Pricing for the Mazda CX-5 range starts from $40,995, with the SP25T model at $58,995.