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Mazda CX-5 gets model-year update to boost efficiency

2 monthes ago   |   By Autocar

Mazda adds cylinder deactivation to petrol SUV, alongside minor revisions to cabin and refinement
Mazda has given its CX-5 another mild revision for the 2020 model year, including efficiency tweaks to the petrol variant.
The Ford Kuga rival now benefits from cylinder-deactivation tech for the 163bhp Skyactiv-G petrol engine, although it's added on versions with the manual gearbox only.
The new system, which shuts down two cylinders under light throttle loads to reduce fuel consumption, is claimed to give an 8% reduction in CO2 emissions when measured on the WLTP cycle. The Skyactiv-G unit...
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