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Leaked Document: 2019 Mazda CX-5 Getting Turbo Engine

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 9/21/2018 Motor Trend Staff
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The current-generation Mazda CX-5 is destined for some big updates after debuting for the 2017 model year. The compact crossover will add a turbo engine and new technologies for 2019, if we are to believe this leaked document.

The information was posted to Reddit this week, and as we can see from the bottom of the page, it comes from Mazda Canada. Nevertheless, the specs should be close to what we see here in the U.S., if the paper is genuine. According to the document, a 2.5-liter turbo-four engine will be available as an option on the CX-5, following in the footsteps of the Mazda6. The automaker is also adding a Signature grade, which will likely top the lineup.

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Mazda is sorely behind the game when it comes to integrating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in its cars, but finally progress is underway. The CX-5 will be the latest Mazda to offer the two smartphone integration systems as standard features on the base model, in addition to heated front seats.

2018 Mazda CX 5 side 04© Motor Trend Staff 2018 Mazda CX 5 side 04

The document also lists what Mazda is tentatively calling "G-Vectoring Control Plus." It's an advancement of the CX-5's current G-Vectoring Control system, which reduces torque to shift the car's weight to the front tires, improving cornering response and steering.

Ventilated seats are headed to the GT trim, similar to the Grand Touring trim here in the U.S. Mazda is also giving these models a new 7-inch LCD display as well as power folding automatic mirrors. Revised seats promise increased comfort.

No mention was made of the anticipated diesel engine. The EPA has rated the oil-burning variant for the 2018 model year, although it's unclear when this model will reach our shores.

2018 Mazda CX-5 pictured

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