The Australian division of Mazda has recently announced the arrival of a more powerful version of the CX-5, which is available to its future customers from 32, 880 AUD.
According to the Japanese based automaker, the more powerful Mazda CX-5 on the Australian auto market is coming with the new 2.5 liter four-cylinder petrol engine, which can also be found on the Mazda6. The unit is replacing the 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol in AWD variants and it’s adding a 500 AUD to its price. The new 2.5 liter engine is producing a total output of 138 kW and it has a peak torque of 250 Nm, which should be appreciated by future customers of the model.
The previous 2.0 liter petrol engine will be retained in the entry-level front-wheel drive models, but this has been criticized of being underpowered, with its 113 kW and 198 Nm of torque. The most interesting choice when it comes to engines in the Mazda CX-5 is probably the 2.2 liter turbo diesel, with its 129 kW and 420 Nm of torque, sent to the all-wheel drive system, which is burning 5.7 L of fuel every 100 km. The Mazda CX-5 2.0 Maxx FWD is available in Australia from 27,880 AUD, while the top of the line CX-5 2.2D Akera AWD will set you back for 48,620 AUD, before on-road costs.