After showing it off as part of the Mazda Collection at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) last April, Mazda Philippines is finally revealing all the details of the 2015-2016 (their terminology, not ours) CX-5 and Mazda6. Of course, regular readers will notice that these are already in the June 2015 Philippine Car Price Guide and we have reviewed the 2015-2016 Mazda6 sedan. So let’s focus on the most interesting aspect: the new CX-5 Maxx.
The 2015-2016 Mazda CX-5 2.0 FWD Maxx joins the Japanese car company’s compact crossover line-up as their new base model. It takes over from the 2.0 Pro which now gets a bump in terms of features. Mechanically, the Maxx and the Pro are the same: they are purely FWD compact crossovers, powered by a 2.0-liter Skyactiv 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Both even get the benefit of i-Stop. The 2.0 Pro retails for P 1,495,000 while the Maxx goes for P 1,345,000 (again, this information isn’t new).
The details are new, however.
New for these 2015-2016 models is the front grille (now more upright) and front fog lamp housing. At the back, the both get new tail lamp clusters. So what’s the difference between these two models? Well, basically, the Pro now gets:
- Adaptive LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
- Leather Seats
- Power Adjustable Driver and Front Passenger Seat
- Mazda Connect infotainment system
- Dual zone climate control
- i-ACTIVESENSE (lane keeping assist)
Editor’s Note: yes, we’re aware that the photo above is the 2015-2016 Mazda CX-5 AWD Sport which they also launched during the same event. We’ll try to get proper photos of the CX-5 Pro and Maxx soon...or better yet, review them! What do you guys think?