The Mazda CX-5 has received a series of subtle revisions for 2019, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard across the range plus the addition of a new GT Sport Nav+ model grade.

The CX-5’s suspension set-up has been tweaked with a thicker front anti-roll bar, a smaller rear anti-roll bar, revised stabiliser bushings, urethane rear damper mounts and revised damping valves.

Mazda’s updated GVC Plus G-Vectoring Control system has been added, and now features yaw control to improve high-speed stability.

The 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines continue unaltered.

Responding to the fact over 80% of CX-5 buyers opt for the Sport Nav trim, the company has now added a GT Sport Nav+ model.

It wears new 19-inch bright alloy wheels while the inside features real wood and satin chrome on the dashboard and door inlays, plus Nappa leather upholstery, black headlining, white LED illumination and a frameless rear-view mirror.

The GT Sport Nav+ also gains a slightly larger 7-inch cluster display and a unique steering wheel design with a chrome centre bezel and contrast stitching.

Standard equipment includes heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, sunroof, adaptive LED headlights and the otherwise optional Safety Pack that brings with it driver attention alert, rear smart city brake support and 360-degree camera system.

The updated 2019 Mazda CX-5 is available to order now with first deliveries expected in February.

Alex

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