The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition has entered South African showrooms. According to Mazda SA, this model will serve as an alternative offering to the rest of the CX-5 2.0L range, offering an exclusive and sporty look, on both the exterior and interior.
The Carbon Edition spruce includes bespoke Polymetal Grey paint, black exterior accents, and red leather upholstery. Also standard are premium amenities including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity along with Mazda’s iActive-sense driver assist feature.
But what really makes the Carbon Edition different? Common across the board is the Polymetal grey paint first seen in the Mazda 3 hatchback. The paint has a slightly bluish hue and provides a futuristic vibe on the CX-5.
Meanwhile, the ‘carbon’ look is courtesy of contrasting exterior and interior accouterments. Included in the package are black metallic alloy wheels, gloss black mirror caps, black interior accents, and sumptuous red leather seats with red stitching and black honeycomb trim.
Mentioned earlier, Mazda’s i-Activesense driver assist feature is standard on all Carbon Edition models. It includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, radar cruise control and with stop & go functions, and smart brake support.
There are no specific mechanical changes to Mazda’s Carbon Edition model. The Mazda CX-5 remains powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 121kW of power and 213Nm of torque. Mazda has yet to reveal pricing for the Carbon Edition trim.
But for what it’s worth, Mazda vehicles have always stood out with their evocative design, and the Carbon Edition package has only made all of it look better in our eyes.
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