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Updated 2022 Mazda CX-5 Makes European Debut

2022 Mazda CX-5

The updated 2022 Mazda CX-5 facelift has been unveiled in Europe, all set to go on sale throughout the continent early next year.

Among the key updates include the introduction of the Mi-Drive drive mode selection, enhanced driving dynamics, new styling and stronger grade differentiation, improvements to on-board packaging and practicality, as well as improved safety features.

Mi-Drive system

The 2022 CX-5 introduces Mazda Intelligent Drive select (Mi-Drive), which enables the driver to select the most appropriate drive mode with one touch of a switch.

2022 Mazda CX-5

Some model grades equipped with i-Activ AWD further benefit from an Off-Road Mode, which makes driving feel more natural on un-made and slippery surfaces.

Mazda’s next generation of Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture has now been applied to the 2022 CX-5, further evolving the bodyshell, suspension and seats to enhance ride comfort and reduce fatigue.

2022 Mazda CX-5

Mazda says that road noise has also been greatly reduced, particularly when driving on rough surfaces such as gravel.

Design

Design wise, the front of the 2022 CX-5 features a new, more three-dimensional grille and signature wing design. Both front and rear lamp clusters have also been restyled. There is a new exterior colour called Zircon Sand as well.

2022 Mazda CX-5

There is also a new silver underguard-style treatment to the front and rear bumpers and door garnishes, black door mirrors, lime green accents to the front grille, and new wheel designs.

2022 Mazda CX-5

Inside, the CX-5 now offers suede upholstery with lime green stitching and air-conditioning louvres.

CX-5 Sport Black, CX-5 GT Sport

Among the many variants of the SUV is the CX-5 Sport Black, which features a gloss black finish to the front grille, signature wing, lower bumper sections, wheel arches, door garnishes, and door mirrors.

2022 Mazda CX-5

The variant’s 19-inch wheels are also finished in black metallic paint, while the front grille incorporates red accents. Red stitching trims the black leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift lever, and door panels.

Another version is the CX-5 GT Sport, which combines a unified, one-colour exterior and bright silver 19-inch alloy wheels. Meanwhile the interior features Nappa leather upholstery and the woodgrain accents.

Interior of the new CX-5

The interior of the 2022 CX-5 now benefits from a wireless Qi phone charging tray in the centre console.

2022 Mazda CX-5

The two-piece, reversible load space floorboard and the tailgate sill are on the same level to aid loading. There is also a floorboard with a water-resistant side for wet or dirty items.

The updated CX-5’s range of i-Activsense safety systems now includes Cruising & Traffic Support (CTS).

Safety

This system helps reduce driver fatigue by assisting with accelerator, brake pedal and steering operations when stuck in traffic jams.

Last but not least, we have front Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH) that have evolved to give finer control over light distribution.

2022 Mazda CX-5

Successive updates and refinements to every aspect of the vehicle have led to the CX-5 growing into a core model accounting for 21 per cent of annual European sales.

That being said, more details of the 2022 Mazda CX-5 range will be announced later this year.

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Mazda and Bose Celebrate 30 Years of Partnership

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1991 marked the start of a technology partnership between Mazda and Bose that would span three decades so far and numerous car models.

Since Mazda and Bose first started working together on the third-generation Mazda RX-7 thirty years ago, the two companies have continued to collaborate on innovative premium sound solutions that contribute to a superior driving experience.

Put together, the power of sound and the joy of driving deliver an outstanding and engaging customer experience that lets passengers feel all the acoustic detail and emotional impact of a live concert inside their own car.  

The Mazda RX-7: Where it all began

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Powerful bass and impactful sound – these were the requirements the audio engineers working on the Mazda RX‑7 FD had set for themselves.

In the search for exceptional audio performance that could match these premium standards, the team around Ryoji Oe came across Bose’s Acoustic Wave Cannon system.

The bass reproduction system comprising a 3.6-metre-long tube with a high-power woofer inside provided exactly what Mazda was looking for, and the two companies set to work integrating the speaker technology into the car.

While the task seemed insurmountable at first, an ingenious system of folds and bends allowed the Bose and Mazda engineers to package the long tube into the rear of the car without compromising space or sound quality.

The Mazda MX-5: The most challenging

Mazda MX-5 Bose

One particularly challenging milestone on this road was Mazda’s most iconic model to date, the Mazda MX-5.

Providing great sound quality for convertible cars when the top is down had been a challenge for OEMs and sound designers the world over, but Mazda and Bose came up with an innovative solution.

An EQ switch automatically adjusts the sound setting when the top is down, and UltraNearfield speakers embedded directly into the seat headrests allow for an immersive listening experience even when the roof is open.

Furthermore, Bose’s AudioPilot noise compensation technology continuously monitors the noise environment and automatically adjusts the audio playback to any changed circumstances, such as road and wind noise.

This way, the driver can focus their attention on the music and driving experience without the need to make manual adjustments.

Mazda MX-30: Turn up the bass

Mazda MX-30 Bose

The latest generation of Mazda cars saw another breakthrough in the thirty-year collaboration: In almost all models since the 2019 Mazda3, the woofers were moved from the door panels to the cowl side above the kick panel.

This new placement not only frees up space for bigger door pockets, but also contributes to a better sound experience, as the bass energy is reflected by the floor, firewall and kick panel area simultaneously.

This corner-loading effect creates a remarkably impactful, rich bass reproduction that is neither overbearing nor prone to rattling. Furthermore, the cowl-side bass enclosures are complemented by an additional subwoofer in the rear to “match” the low-frequency performance across the cabin.

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Mazda Launches More than 1,000 Accessories in the UK

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In an effort to allow customers to further personalise their cars, Mazda has launched a very wide range of accessories for owners in the UK.

Comprising more than 1,000 items, the accessories can be purchased individually or in cleverly bundled packs to make it even easier and cost effective to choose the items you want.

All models

All cars in the Mazda range have an extensive range of accessories from small things like floor mats all the way to more extensive styling or equipment items.

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For example, families looking to enhance the practicality of the popular Mazda CX-30 and CX-5 SUVs can add roof bars, a tow bar and all weather rubber interior mats, to name just a few items.

To fit with an active lifestyle the Mazda CX-30’s Cycle Pack adds roof bars with cycle attachments and a mini combi bag, while the Travel Pack gives you roof bars and a long roof box  

Practicality

Then the roof box and bike carrier can be combined on the clever roof bar system. Practical items to fit inside include boot mats, door pocket liners, rear seat tablet mounts and even a small fridge.

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With the CX-30 there’s also the option to go for the Design Pack that adds black wing mirror covers and black roof rails, plus front, side and rear trim skirts with a satin chrome insert.

These can be chosen individually and mixed and matched with interior additions like alloy pedals, LED footwell illumination and illuminated scuff plates. Owners can even add Mazda logo projecting puddle lights.

MX-30 too

With accessories available on all Mazda models, even the new all-electric Mazda MX-30 can feature extra personalisation.

Inside the MX-30’s stylish and unique cabin can be added to with alloy pedals and illumination of the scuff plates, door pockets, foot well and floating console, while a roof rack adds extra practicality to Mazda’s first battery electric car.

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As for the MX-5, there is the Performance Pack which adds an Eibach suspension lowering kit and a Bastuck stainless steel exhaust system.

There’s also the opportunity to personalise the look of the MX-5 as the Design Pack adds gloss black rear spoiler, plus front, side and rear air dam skirts, while the Roadster Pack gives owners a silver windscreen surround, silver mirror covers, silver roll bar covers, a clear windbreak and silver cup holder garnishes.

MX-5 Premium Plus Pack

There’s also a range of alloy wheels to change the look of the MX-5, including on 2.0-litre models – standout black BBS wheels.

If it’s the inside you want to enhance, the Premium Plus Pack gives you alloy pedals, LED footwell illumination and luxury mats, plus Alcantara trim on the dashboard, door panels, gear lever sleeve and handbrake. Alternatively all the items included in the packs can be specified individually.

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Mazda’s accessory range also looks out for man’s best friend with a Pet Pack available on the Mazda CX-5. It includes a dog guard and rear boot mat with a rear bumper protection sheet to keep muddy paws under control when getting in and out.

In addition to car specific accessories, the Mazda range includes a huge list of general items including child seats, colour coded key covers and boot covers.

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Mazda CX-30 Conquers Kazakhstan

Mazda CX-30 Kazakhstan

As much as urban SUVs claim to be sporty, active, rugged and what not, not all of them are actually as capable as they claim to be.

More often than not, these crossovers are just jacked up versions of another sedan or hatchback in the brand’s portfolio that were built to function in urban surroundings and maybe an itsy bitsy bit of gravel and uneven surfaces.

Mazda CX-30 Kazakhstan

However, there are also some models that are more capable than we think, such as the Mazda CX-30, thanks to the i-Activ all-wheel drive system.

Mazda CX-30 Kazakhstan

The CX-30 and its all-wheel drive system was just put to the test as the SUV was driven from Eastern Kazakhstan to the border of China through more than 800 km of some truly challenging surroundings.

Mazda CX-30 kazakhstan

Carried out earlier this year before Covid-19 travel restrictions, this latest Mazda expedition follows the unique 2018 Siberian media drive, when Mazda became the first manufacturer to cross Lake Baikal in Siberia with standard production cars, creating a new route across its frozen surface in CX-5s again highlighting the ability of Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive system.

Check out the video to see how the CX-30 conquered the expedition:

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In its centenary year, Mazda’s latest challenging drive event has seen the Mazda CX-30 and its all-wheel drive system put to the test with a 520-mile drive across Eastern Kazakhstan to the border of China, taking in sections of the legendary Silk Road trading route to experience the barren beauty of remote central Asia.

Carried out earlier this year before Covid-19 travel restrictions, this latest Mazda expedition follows the unique 2018 Siberian media drive, when Mazda became the first manufacturer to cross Lake Baikal in Siberia with standard production cars, creating a new route across its frozen surface in CX-5s again highlighting the ability of Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive system.

Mazda’s love of using a drive to challenge man and machine is as strong today as it was in 1936 when a group of pioneers set out to demonstrate the durability of Mazda’s first vehicle – a three-wheeled open truck called the Mazda Go. An early example of Mazda’s willingness to take on an ambitious drive, five Mazda-Go models (type KC and DC) set out from the southernmost tip of Japan’s main island chain, and showcased the Mazda Go over 1,680miles of dusty, muddy and backbone-rattling trails, arriving in Tokyo 25 days later. The publicity significantly boosted sales and raised the company’s profile, something Mazda would aim to repeat with later heroic drives.

In 1977 to promote the first-generation Mazda 323, a pair of 323 hatchbacks made the 9,320-mile journey from Hiroshima to their European premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Incredibly at the height of the Cold War, the two 323s drove through the Soviet Union, tackling poor roads and tough conditions to highlight the all-new hatchback’s reliability even before it went on sale. The famous 1977 expedition was echoed in 1990 when six Mazda vehicles (626s, 323s and E2200 vans) drove from Hiroshima to Mazda’s German headquarters in Leverkusen, this time through the dissolving Soviet Union. While in 2013, several third-generation Mazda3s repeated the factory to Frankfurt Motor Show excursion, driving through Russia, Belarus and Poland. 

Inspired by these challenging drives and public vehicle tests, today’s Mazda Epic Drive media events, allow journalists to experience challenging roads, amazing scenery and unique adventure from behind the wheel of a Mazda. Whether it’s lapping Iceland in an MX-5, savouring the twisting tarmac and volcanic beauty of the mid-Atlantic Azores in a Mazda2 or exploring the wonders of extreme road engineering through the tunnels, bridges and mountain passes in Norway – the modern Mazda epic drive delivers incredible journeys to media, at the same time as highlighting the driver-focused engineering that Mazda is known for.

Like the 2018 crossing of Lake Baikal with CX-5s, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Epic Drive in Kazakhstan allowed for the perfect demonstration of Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive system. Featuring Mazda’s new-generation Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, the CX-30’s evolved generation of i-Activ AWD works in harmony with G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) to control torque distribution between the front and rear wheels, to deliver an even more engaging driving experience.

Thanks to newly developed control system and new technologies to reduce friction, Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system delivers a refined and stable ride in any driving situation while also achieving real-world fuel economy almost on a par with a front-wheel drive vehicle. Mazda’s evolved four-wheel drive system adds ‘four-wheel vertical load’ detection and works in harmony with GVC (G-Vectoring Control) to control torque distribution between the front and rear wheels, enhancing traction and grip regardless of the driving scenario. It also significantly reduces overall mechanical loss and contributes to improved fuel economy.

Newly adopted friction-reducing technologies include a rubber damper inside the power take-off unit that greatly reduces fluctuations in input torque sent to the rear-wheel-drive unit, and a new setting that applies a slight difference in the deceleration ratio between the power take-off and rear differential. By quickly adjusting torque distribution only when necessary, the system features positive response and enhanced real-world fuel economy. The rear differential reduces mechanical loss by adopting ball bearings and the use of low-viscosity oil, along with a design that stores oil in the upper part and supplies just the necessary amount where and when required. Acting in combination, these measures increase the precision of the AWD control unit while significantly reducing overall mechanical losses.

At the beginning of a turn, the AWD system will maintain the existing front/rear torque distribution to prioritise better turning response through the GVC unit’s engine torque control. After the initial turn-in, the AWD system gradually increases the amount of torque sent to the rear wheels to realise neutral steering and more stable vehicle motion. Harmonisation with GVC also substantially improves rear torque response and linearity with respect to the driver’s accelerator inputs. When accelerating, more torque is distributed to the rear wheels, and more to the front wheels when decelerating, maximising the traction performance of all four tyres. It also improves controllability, so the vehicle responds faithfully to the driver’s intentions when engaging in active steering.

An all-wheel drive system designed to deliver real-world flexibility, the 520-mile Kazakhstan Epic Drive route offered a real mix of driving conditions to put it and the CX-30 to the test – from city streets to modern dual carriageways, to rutted tarmac and off-road gravel tracks this drive had it all.  

Starting in Almaty – Kazakhstan’s biggest city located on a plateau in the shadow of the mountainous Trans lli Alatau range in Southern Kazakhstan close to the border with Kyrgyzstan – the CX-30s left the modern heart of the city taking on ruthless traffic jams on the way out of the sprawling city and onto the modern A3 highway heading towards the Aityn Emel National Park. Here the CX-30s headed away from tarmac roads onto gravel roads for a dusty and challenging drive to the famous Singing Dune. While not an outright off-road SUV, the CX-30’s AWD system ensured excellent traction on the low grip Kazak National Park roads.

From the stunning 150m Singing Dune – named due to the way the winds and moving sands create an eerie almost chorus like sound-  the route headed back out of the sub-desert plains with their roaming camels to the town of Zharkent, which is just a stone’s throw from the Chinese border at the South Eastern edge of this vast country. On day two the Kazakhstan Epic Drive route took the cars south towards the Charyn Canyon and more challenging gravel roads through a series of incredible canyons that look strangely familiar to the wilds of Nevada yet sit in the heart of remote central Asia. After this the route headed west back towards Almaty skirting the vast Kapshagay Reservoir.

The Mazda CX-30s completed the Kazakhstan Epic Drive with ease, proving the adaptability of Mazda’s latest SUV and the abilities of the i-Activ AWD system. To experience the Mazda MX-30 Kazakhstan Epic Drive virtually, the full experience can be seen in this incredible film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRMcETWSSqo&feature=youtu.be

Exclusively matched with the 180ps Skyactiv-X engine and offered with a choice of automatic or manual transmissions, all-wheel drive CX-30s are available in Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech trim, while Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system is also available on GT Sport Tech Skyactiv-X Mazda3 hatchback, again with a choice of transmission. Step up to the Mazda CX-5 and all-wheel drive is offered matched to the 184ps Skyactiv-D engine in both Sport and GT Sport models.

Across, the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda CX-5 SUV range, and with the flagship GT Sport Tech Mazda3 hatchback, Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive offers the security and reassurance of four-wheel drive grip combined with fuel-efficiency and improved driver engagement wherever you drive.

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Recall Alert: Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3, CX-5, CX-9 – Fuel Pump Issues

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Mazda Corporation has announced a product recall to replace its fuel delivery module (fuel pump) as a precautionary measure.

A total of 19,685 units of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia that were manufactured between year 2017 and 2019 are affected in the product recall. The models affected are:

  • Mazda2 – 2,028 units
  • Mazda3 – 1,441 units
  • Mazda6 – 13 units
  • Mazda CX-3 – 381 units
  • Mazda CX-5 – 15,780 units
  • Mazda CX-9 – 42 units

Bermaz Motor also mentioned that all year 2020 production models are not affected in this product recall.

This product recall is necessary as a preventive measure to address the possibility of loss of engine power or vehicle stalling caused by the fuel pump module.

Affected customers will be informed via notification letters and mobile SMS, which will include details of the product recall. Upon receipt of notification to replace the fuel pump, Bermaz Motor urges all affected customers to contact any Bermaz authorized service centres to make an appointment.

The replacement of the affected fuel pump is free of charge and all costs related to this replacement activity will be borne by Bermaz Motor.

The duration of repair service is estimated to take approximately 1.5 hours or slightly longer depending on the model and the service centre workload at the time of appointment. The replacement stocks will be available in stages.

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