- 2023 Mazda CX-5 revealed in Japan
- USB-C ports, wireless Apple CarPlay and new paint color
- Australian details emerged early
gave 2023 Mazda CX-5 has debuted in Japan ahead of a possible Australian launch early next year.
While the local arm of the brand is yet to confirm the updates, the information has been published. Mazda CX-5 Club Australia The Facebook group has hinted that the updated medium SUV will bring new technology, a new color, and a price hike across the board.
This will be the fifth update for the CX-5 in the past five years, with the last three updates occurring in 2020, 2021 and the first quarter of 2022 – setting a precedent for launches between January and March.
Headlining the minor update is the addition of wireless Apple CarPlay and front USB-C ports, which replace the two USB-A outlets in the center console.
In addition, a 10.25-inch infotainment system – currently limited to the range-topping GT SP and Akera grades – is expected to feature on the Maxx Sport, Touring and Touring Active for model year 2023.
The entry-level Maxx will likely retain its aging 8-inch unit, running Mazda’s older software. The status of wireless Apple CarPlay for Macs is currently unknown.
It looks like Android Auto will remain wired-only, while the lack of a touchscreen for the Mazda Connect infotainment system is hinted at – unlike the new CX-60, which supports touch inputs for smartphone mirroring. does.
Dealers have advised customers to expect a $500 price hike across the range, while a feature allowing drivers to open the windows with the key fob – but not close them remotely – is also set to appear.
The new color, Rhodium White Metallic (Image throughout), debuted on the CX-60. It will replace the current no-cost Snowflake White finish for an extra $795 — after Mazda raised the price of premium colors by $200 from $595 earlier this year.
Full details are expected by the start of 2023 Mazda CX-5 Early next year, so stay tuned The wheels For the latest information as it emerges.