The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is on the way to Ireland this spring!
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is on the way to Ireland this spring!

Mazda has released more information about the updated 2021 Mazda CX-5, which will go on sale in Ireland later in the spring.

The CX-5 is the brand’s largest SUV currently on sale here and is the most popular model from Mazda in Ireland, followed by the new Mazda CX-30, which we reviewed for Changing Lanes last year.

The 2021 CX-5 will also available as one of Mazda’s 100th Anniversary limited edition series in Ireland to celebrate 100 years of the Japanese brand.

Upgrades to the popular SUV for 2021 include the interior and technology interface, as well as engine and transmission updates, which Mazda say contribute to a more responsive driving experience and reductions in CO2 emissions.

The HMI system inside the car has been updated in line with what we have seen in new generation Mazda cars like the Mazda3 and CX-30. It combines a new, faster, clearer 10.25-inch centre display and more intuitive Commander control operation with an expanded range of Connected Services operable by the latest MyMazda App. Numerous convenience and peace-of-mind functions include Remote Door Locking, a Vehicle Finder, the remote pre-programming of multiple navigation destinations, a Vehicle Health Report, dealership contact and service booking request, Roadside Assistance, and a Security Alert.

Inside the latest Mazda CX-5
Inside the latest Mazda CX-5

There have also been powertrain improvements for a better and more environmentally-friendly driving experience. These include optimised accelerator pedal operation for better vehicle response and control, improved engine response to throttle inputs, enhanced responsiveness of the six-speed automatic transmission and reductions in CO2 emissions.

Engine options include the 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine with 165 hp, and the 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D diesel with 150 or 184 hp. Each will be available with an automatic or manual transmission.

Inspired by Mazda’s first passenger car – the R360 Coupe, the CX-5 100th Anniversary limited edition’s colour scheme features Snowflake White Pearlescent exterior paint contrasted with burgundy interior carpet and leather seats, and the application of Mazda’s 100th anniversary logo in several key locations.

Launched in 2012, the original CX-5 was the first Mazda to feature both Kodo design and Skyactiv technology. It is a core model for the brand, accounting for about 35% of the company’s annual sales.

To date, 490,870 units have been sold in Europe, and a total of some 3,190,000 in 130 countries around the world. Globally, the CX-5 remains Mazda’s best-selling model.

The CX-5 is Mazda's most popular model in Ireland and the world
The CX-5 is Mazda’s most popular model in Ireland and the world