2018 Mazda CX-5 May Lose Sight Of Honda CR-V!
Hate it or love it, the Mazda CX-5 is one of the best rated SUVs in the entire world. This cannot be helped as the CX-5 offers a great balance in power and fuel economy. The Kodo design language completes an overall attractive package and this turns the CX-5 into a major player in the market.
But unfortunately for Mazda, the CX-5 craze has been on a consistent decline in recent months as the vehicle recorded fewer and fewer sales. March 2017 saw the CX-5 reached a new low in the segment as it falls further behind rivals Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
It is pretty obvious that an upgrade is needed to make the CX-5 exciting and attractive again in the market. Mazda is aware of this but their idea of upgrading the SUV does not sound promising.
Mazda confirmed that the 2018 CX-5, which is scheduled to arrive later this year, will be offered with a new powertrain option and it is one that operates on a turbocharged diesel mill.
The use of diesel is meant to give fuel economy a big boost but considering that diesels are really unpopular here in the US, we don’t think that its addition can help the CX-5 compete fiercely with the Honda CR-V. Perhaps, it is right to assume that the CX-5 is going to fall further behind in the future.