Throughout the month of December, Accept Car Finance will be focusing on the 12 Cars Of Christmas as a way to highlight a dozen models that are perfectly suited to the frosty temperatures, challenging weather and icy road conditions. Today, we present the Twelfth Car Of Christmas, and playing the role of Twelve Drummers Drumming is the Mazda CX-5.
Mazda CX-5 At A Glance
The Mazda CX-5 came to life in 2012, having been produced from January of that year and launching later in the annum, with the vehicle being named as the Car Of The Year Japan. The original version lasted for approximately five years, with some design differentials based on different countries and continents around the world, and the model received a mid-gen facelift in 2014, having been unveiled at a motoring show in Los Angeles, California.
It was in late 2016 that we first caught a glimpse of the second generation Mazda CX-5, and it was released to the general public the following year. It was again assembled in different areas that resulted in minor regional variations within the design of the car in the likes of Malaysia, Japan, China, Thailand, Australia and the United States. Its sales have increased year-on-year globally, and 2018 was the best year yet for the Mazda CX-5, with almost 70,000 models sold that year in Europe, bettered only by America, where just over 150,000 vehicles were purchased for this second-gen motor.
The reason for its popularity and success concerns its generous feature set for drivers. This includes an optional 2.5 litre turbocharged engine that give this significantly more power over its 2012 predecessor, and make it one of the more powerful SUV cars around. There are several luxury-themed trim levels available for drivers to pick from, and they are the extravagantly-titled Grand Touring Reserve and the more simplified Signature. As if these weren’t enough, the Mazda CX-5 also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing smartphone owners to link their device with the vehicle for the likes of internet connection and music playback, no matter what their phone is. A G-Vectoring Control System is another addition that has gone down well within the automotive community, and its high levels of safety (the car received a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP) only further enhance the appeal of this particular model to motorists.
Suitability For Winter
Throughout this series of articles, we have talked about the size and power of a vehicle when driving on slippery, wintry roads, but we haven’t really discussed the actual weight of a car. That comes into play with the Mazda CX-5, because it is the lightness of the vehicle that allows for it to be most safely navigated through the likes of ice, sleet and snow. This is enhanced by the specifically-designed SkyActiv technology, which essentially allows the CX-5 to complete all tasks required from an SUV at a minimal weight, while at the same time allowing for top-notch steering and control of the vehicle to avoid any accidents and to keep both the vehicle and its driver and passengers safe at all times. Even when its significant storage is fully used and with all five passengers included, the car is remarkably light given its height and length, and this is a credit to Mazda who have thought very carefully about the details that really do make a good car into a great car. In the case of the CX-5, they have used this mind-set to ensure one of the most reliable, effective and enjoyable vehicles to travel in during what is traditionally the most challenging time of the year to be out driving on the roads.
Current Finance Plans for the Mazda CX-5
Right now, we have got two tremendous finance deals on the table for customers who wish to buy a Mazda CX-5. One of those is for a 2015 registration model that has a charcoal grey bodywork, and with a significant mileage to date of approximately 56,000. The car has a 2191 engine and it runs on diesel power with manual transmission, and it is available from us today for only £63 per week, meaning a monthly cost of £252.
Better still from a pricing standpoint is our other major finance plan currently available for the Mazda CX-5. It is in relation to a 2016 registration vehicle, which has a clear white exterior but with a lower mileage thus far of around 37,000. As with our first example, this vehicle has a 2191 engine, and it also runs on diesel power with manual transmission, but it is noticeably cheaper for the driver, coming in at £58 per week, which equates to just £232 per month.
As you can see, then, the Mazda CX-5 has a lot going for it. It includes some fantastic technology and interactivity with smart devices. It is large yet light, bulky yet beautiful, and spacious yet smooth. All of the required traits for a typically pleasurable driving experience can be found, and then you add to it the generous feature set, the spectacular safety elements, the feeling that the car is just breezing along as opposed to struggling through tough road conditions during the winter nights, and all of the other aspects we have pointed out that make the Mazda CX-5 a real winner. It is pretty obvious why the vehicle has managed to obtain such strong sale and is likely to continue doing so in the years to come. If you still need a car this winter, and you still feel unsure about what choice to make having looked through all of our 12 Cars Of Christmas up to this stage, we recommend that you take a serious look at the Mazda CX-5.
As part of our services, we deliver the car to your premises of choice within the UK. Lately we have delivered cars in most major towns including the Southern cities & midlands: (London, Birmingham, Leicester), Northern cities (Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle), and Scottish cities (Edinburgh, Glasgow).
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