Motoring: Mazda’s tweaks to CX-5 don’t mess with a winning formula

The Japanese carmaker has made small but effective adjustments to its flagship family SUV, and the new model is now even better

The new Mazda CX-5 2.2 Skyactiv-D: prices start from €36,745

The CX-5 family SUV is a crucial car for Mazda. Not only is it one of the brand’s key sellers, but it gives the Japanese company a presence in a market that’s booming.

Half of Ireland’s top ten best-selling cars last year were SUVs, and four of those were direct rivals for the CX-5. Indeed, SUVs are big business around the world, so naturally Mazda is desperate to maintain its place among the best in ...