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2017 Mazda CX-5 Japanese Version Previews The Future Of Crossovers

By James Yu , Dec 12, 2016 07:48 AM EST
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The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is not set to arrive in the U.S market until next year. The anticipation and hype for its arrival among fans and enthusiasts however, is already at the highest point.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Japanese Style

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 Japanese version has a few similarities with the Mazda 3 and CX-9 in terms of design as reported by Car and Driver. Some of the most notable features include a new grille, a more stylish headlight and taillights with slimmer dimensions. The styling does not end on the exterior as the interior also gets some aesthetic appeal improvements and other features.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Japanese Specs

The Japanese version of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has three powertrain options. It has a 2.0 and 2.50-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline-powered four-cylinder engines. Accordingly, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has a Skyactiv-D turbocharged 2.2-diesel engine. It was stated that the 2.0-liter engine will not be available in the U.S market but in exchange, the land of the free will get the diesel engine that fans and enthusiasts have been yearning for. The diesel engine is capable of 173 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox. The U.S. spec diesel engine details have not yet been finalized but it was reported that it will be very close to the Japanese spec.

Safety Features

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 also has a lot of features that support the aspect of safety. According to a report from Fiji Sun, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has an o-ACTIVESENSE that features a milliwave radar, forward sensing camera, near-infrared lasers that assist drivers to avoid dangerous situations. Other safety features include adaptive LED headlights, rear-cross traffic alert, lane-keep assist system and blind spot monitoring.

What The Future Looks Like

Despite the 2017 Mazda CX-5 having been unveiled at the 2016 LA Auto Show last month, some people are still wondering what it will offer when it arrives in the U.S. market. Although, fans and enthusiast will no longer need to speculate on many details as the 2017 Mazda CX-5 previews the future of crossovers.

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