New Mazda CX-5 is about to arrive with a mid-cycle facelift. However, a new Carbon Edition will finally become available. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition comes in Polymetal Grey color, and it offers various black exterior trims and red interior accents. Beside CX-5, Mazda 6 and CX-9 will get the same special edition too.
The manufacturer confirmed Carbon Edition and said it would release closer details in the coming months. Every Mazda CX-5 will get the same type of updates, including all editions and trim levels. That means there will be no powertrain changes, but Mazda did mention improved fuel efficiency. The sales will begin in the first quarter of 2021.
2021 CX-5 Carbon Edition Upgrades
Like every Mazda, this edition will also wear a recognizable KODO design language. The upcoming 2021 CX-5 Carbon Edition will depart from the regular model in visual terms. Look at it as an appearance package that adds so many novelties. This edition combines Polymetal Grey paint with black trims, and it looks perfect. This exterior color was firstly introduced on the Mazda 3 hatchback.
Two models are sharing similar exterior features. That includes new wheels and mirrors as well. The grille sports more chrome accents and the taillights are slightly different. Everything about Carbon Edition looks so sporty and stylish. However, we are not sure what is “carbon” in this edition.
Interior Details and Features
The interior will receive minor changes only. However, these changes and updates are more than enough to create a sporty interior design. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition will gain red leather interior and more upright materials. However, Mazda will release more details within the next few months. Everything that’s not red leather is a black trim inside the cabin.
It is a perfect combination that looks both sporty and impressive. Mazda will most likely introduce more standard features, including heated seats and smartphone-mirroring functions. Besides that, the rest of the interior is unchanged. The cabin is driver-oriented, and there will be room for five passengers.
Engine Won’t Change
The all-new 2021 Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition won’t introduce performance improvements. That means this edition rides on the same engine as the regular CX-5 crossover. It is a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with 187 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain option is offered as standard across the complete trim level lineup.
In China, Mazda offers a 2.5-liter turbo variant with 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of twists. In some parts of the world, you can buy the CX-5 model with a diesel engine. It is a 2.2-liter powerplant that can produce 170 hp and up to 310 lb-ft of torque.
2021 Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition Price and Release Date
While the standard model starts at $26,500, new 2021 Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition will surely cost closer to $30,000. However, exact pricing details are not available yet. Mazda plans to reveal all of the details in the coming weeks, while the sales will begin in the first quarter of 2021. Lastly, we assume that Mazda will deliver Carbon Edition in the U.S. and China.