SINGAPORE, July 2017 – Eurokars Group officially launched the All-New Mazda CX-5 through a captivating event that held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on 14 July. This eagerly-anticipated launch caps another milestone for Eurokars Group as it comes full circle from its launch of the first Mazda CX-5 model in 2012, after it took over the distributorship of Mazda vehicles in Singapore in 2011.
That launch event rolled out the first in a series of new generation vehicles that are fitted with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and which embody the KODO: SOUL OF MOTION design language, with the promise of up to 30 per cent better fuel efficiency and a whole suite of new safety features in a sleek package.
Bolstered by its high sales volume and rising popularity, Mazda is now one of the best-selling Japanese car marques in the local market. Mazda now ranks third in Singapore in terms of new car registrations, as indicated by LTA statistics as of June 2017. To meet the rising aspirations of our customers, this leading Japanese automotive brand has also been rolling out new models such as the Mazda CX-3, the enhanced Mazda 6 with G-Vectoring Control and today, the All-New Mazda CX-5 which is hailed as the most premium SUV in its class.
“Mazda’s success story and ascent as a vehicle of choice in Singapore is a journey that we are proud to have steered and charted. When Eurokars Group was appointed by Mazda Motor Corporation to be the distributor of Mazda in Singapore, we saw ourselves as adding a high potential made-in-Japan brand to our portfolio of luxury and premium marques in Singapore including Porsche, Rolls-Royce, MINI and McLaren. Several years later, Mazda is one of our top performing brands, and has quickly climbed to become a household name among car owners and enthusiasts. For its success in promoting Mazda vehicles in Singapore, Trans Eurokars Pte Ltd, a part of Eurokars Group, has been conferred the prestigious Special Award (Highest Volume Record) by Mazda Motor Corporation under its 2016 Mazda Distributor Commendation Programme,“ says Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group.
In recognition of its efforts to expand the market share of Mazda cars from less than 1 per cent before it took over the distributorship to 6.8 per cent in 2014, Trans Eurokars Pte Ltd received the 2014 Mazda Distributor Commendation Program Volume & Share Increase Award. Just one year later, it was the recipient of the 2015 Mazda Distributor Commendation Program Ratio Increase Award for achieving 168 per cent growth in 2015.
About the CX-5
Labelled “The Most Premium SUV in its Class”, the new CX-5 now comes with an exciting new colour, ‘Soul Red Crystal Metallic’, offering a deep and complex paint coat composition, which makes the CX-5 stunning to look at in bright and even low-light situations.
The CX-5 offers generous legroom with more than 1,000mm for both front and rear passengers, and a refreshing new interior.
Engine choices are their SKYACTIV 2.0 AND SKYACTIV 2.5 engines, which are up to 15% more fuel efficient. Both engines come mated to a quick-shifting dual clutch 6-speed transmission, with a newly adopted shift map which predicts driver intentions, based on road and engine speed, throttle position and other factors to keep needless shifts reduced, ensuring a smoother ride with less jerks coming from gear changes.
The new CX-5 brings with it new technologies like their G-Vectoring Control (GVC), a clever system which plays with the car’s torque delivery, offering a smoother, more levelled drive, especially around corners, and ensuring added comfort to passengers. Other tech goodies also include Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), which detects traffic crossing from the rear, and warning the driver. Advanced Smart City brake Support (Advanced SCBS), which hits the brakes automatically if it detects pedestrians in-front of the vehicle, and also helps in avoiding collisions with other cars or in worse case scenarios, helps to mitigate collision damage.
The new CX-5 starts at $131,800 for the 2.0, and $152,800 for the top-of-the line 2.5 Super Luxury.