Mazda Southern Africa has quietly removed the entry-level diesel variant from its CX-5 range, trimming the local line-up from eight to seven derivatives.
We picked up the change while sifting through the Japanese firm’s latest pricing bulletin, released on and effective from 1 April 2020.
The CX-5 2,2DE Active variant is no longer listed, having been priced at R498 500 before its removal from the line-up. It had drawn 140 kW and 450 N.m from its 2,2-litre turbodiesel heart, directed to the front axle via a six-speed automatic transmission.
This engine, however, is still available in the flagship CX-5 2,2DE Akera AWD, although here drive is sent to all four corners (as the name suggests). For the record, the price of this range-topping derivative has increased from R605 400 to R621 600.
Other engine options again comprise a pair of naturally aspirated petrol units displacing 2,0 and 2,5 litres, respectively. Check out full (adjusted) pricing below...
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