With the first units already rolling off the assembly line at the Ujina plant a couple of weeks ago, Mazda has started taking orders for the new generation CX-5 in its domestic market, with deliveries set to commence on February 2.
Unveiled at the 2016 LA Auto Show, the crossover can be had from 2,462,400 yen ($21,370) in Japan, in its most basic version, the 20S, which uses a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G engine and front-wheel drive.
The cheapest all-wheel drive model is the 25S, using a 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G petrol engine and carrying a price tag of 2,689,200 yen ($23,340), while heading for the range-topping XD grade will set buyers back at least 2,775,600 yen ($24,090) in FWD and 3,002,400 ($26,055) in AWD. This trim level can also be had as a Proactive or with the L Package, with the latter offered from 3,526,200 yen ($30,600), in its most expensive form. All XD models are powered by the new 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D diesel.
Depending on the selected version, the new CX-5 can be had with the brand’s Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, a feature available in a Mazda vehicle for the first time in Japan, which works up to 100 km/h (62 mph) and can bring it to a complete stop. The crossover can also be specified with one of three interior packages (pure white, black leather or black fabric), while on the outside, it can be finished in the new Soul Red Crystal or Machine Gray, in addition to the other six body colors that are available.