The Mazda CX-5 has proven to be a formidable offering in the family car segment, so much so, in fact, that it’s currently the Cars Awards powered by WesBank Family Car champion and might even scoop yet another win in the 2020/21 iteration of the awards program with the winners due to be announced in mid-February. In an effort to boost the CX-5’s already impressive kerb appeal, Mazda SA has now introduced a sportier version called the CX-5 Carbon Edition which effectively replaces the CX-5 2.0 Individual derivative. The CX-5 Carbon Edition retains the familiar naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine which offers 121kW and 213Nm powering the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the outside, the CX-5 Carbon Edition gains styling enhancements such as glossy black mirrors and 19-inch black alloy wheels while the interior boasts black film seen on the dashboard and door panels as well as red stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever, knee pads and seats. Leather and suede combination upholstery is standard. Customers will have the choice of 6 exterior colours including Snowflake White Pearl, Sonic Silver, Machine Grey, Soul Red Crystal, Poly-metal Grey and Jet Black. “The Mazda CX-5 is still an appealing SUV with its exterior styling, comfortable and pleasing interior, and the many standard features it offers. We have added the Carbon Edition to subtlety enhance the style of this SUV further, whilst retaining its outstanding balance of ride and handling” commented Craig Roberts, Managing Director of Mazda Southern Africa. The Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition is now available at CMH Mazda Durban book your test drive today or visit us at 109 Monty Naicker Road, Central Durban.