2017 Mazda CX-5 Production Starts, See First Factory Photos Here [VIDEO]

Nov 30, 2016 08:11 AM EST | Mariechris Felipe

Although there have only been a few weeks since its presentation held at the Hall of Los Angeles in mid-November, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 production already starts in Japan. Initially, these first units serve to supply the Japanese domestic market, shortly after starting manufacturing units for global markets.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 has an evolved design over its predecessor. Thanks to the new KODO design philosophy of the brand, the new CX-5 enjoys more muscular forms, formed from very marked folds, drawing a very stylized silhouette, which rises in the front sharp as described by Newswire

The optics have a very ripped horizontal design, born in the nose in the front grille, while the rear appear to be based on riding the outgoing model. Inside are more quality and details, such as the central display, now towering above the center console and new chrome elements.

In the mechanical section, one can find a composite range of 3 blocks: one diesel 2.2 liters and two gasolines,2.0 and 2.5 litesr. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 will be available in manual and automatic transmissions and all - wheel drive for some versions according to Rankings and Reviews.

The new CX-5 will be built at the largest production plant of the brand, the No. 2 Ujina plant, which is close to the headquarters of the Japanese brand in Hiroshima. These facilities also assembled models like the CX-3 and CX-9, MX-5 and its cousin the Fiat 124 Spider .

The first batch of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 will leave the assembly line and will go on sale already in the local market in Japan in February 2017 before it makes the jump to the global markets. More than 2 months to go of waiting time is awesome. For now, checkout the first factory photos of the CX-5 at the video below.

It is worth noting that the previous generation, the first of Mazda CX-5, was launched in 2012 introducing the design line KODO that currently articulates the brand. In 2015 a figure of 1.57 million units produced since late last October is achieved making the Mazda CX-5 one of the most important cars of the Japanese firm as this model represents a quarter of total sales of Mazda.

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