A SIGNIFICANTLY updated version of Mazda’s stylish and spacious SUV - the 2022 Mazda CX-5 is the latest example of Mazda’s successive updates and refinements to every aspect of this ever-popular SUV.

Since the launch of the original Mazda CX-5 in 2012, 69,500 CX-5s have been sold in the UK and today it accounts for around 25 per cent of UK sales.

Arriving in the UK early next year, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 features a bold new look with an evolution of its award-winning Kodo Design. Revised front and rear bumper designs combine with new headlight and taillight clusters to give the 2022 CX-5 a distinctly more modern and sharper look.

In the UK the 20 model 2022 Mazda CX-5 line-up features five trim levels: SE-L, Newground, Sport, Sport Black and GT Sport. For the first time, individual model grades feature subtle styling differentiation to give customers the option of choosing a CX-5 with a unique character and focus.

The three stand out trim grades: Newground, Sport Black and GT Sport each have a distinct personality to ensure the CX-5 range offers more choice than ever before.

As before, the entry point to the CX-5 range is the SE-L model, which is offered with either the 165PS Skyactiv-G petrol or 150PS Skyactiv-D engine.

Making its debut with 2022 Mazda CX-5, and offered exclusively with the 165PS Skyactiv-G engine, the stand-out Newground model features a slightly more rugged look with front and rear silver underguard trims matched to silver lower body side skirts, black door mirrors and 19-inch black diamond cut alloy wheels.

Predicted to be the biggest seller in the UK, the Sport model is offered with a choice of 165PS Skyactiv-G petrol or 150PS and 184 PS Skyactiv-D diesel. The higher output diesel is offered with a choice of front or all-wheel drive.

The new Sport Black trim is another model that offers customers a unique look, offered exclusively with the 165 PS Skyactiv-G petrol engine and front wheel drive, it delivers a sportier interpretation of the CX-5’s new look with gloss black detailing on the wheel arches, side mouldings, door mirrors and signature wing grille surround. Subtle red accents within the grille and 19-inch black alloy wheels finish the sporty look, while inside the black leather seats feature red stitching, which is also found around the cabin in areas like the door trim, centre console and steering wheel.

Sitting at the top of the 2022 Mazda CX-5 range, the GT Sport is the premium flagship model that combines a unified one-colour exterior with a high-class interior that features the smooth tactility of brown Nappa leather and the luxurious textures of genuine woodgrain.

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 GT Sport also features a wide choice of engine, drivetrain and transmission with both the 2.0-litre 165 PS Skyactiv-G and 194 PS 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol available.

Prices are estimated to start at £27,845 for the 2.0-litre 165PS SE-L.