In 2019, Mazda’s epic drive covered more than 500 miles of driving across the stunning terrain of Europe’s remote north - a journey that took in some of Scandinavia’s most isolated and dramatic backdrops.
Fitted with Mazda’s intelligent new-generation all-wheel drive system and equipped with studded tyres to maximise grip on ice, the Mazda CX-5 was ideally equipped to tackle this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
The Mazda Epic Drive film highlights the Mazda CX-5’s drive.
Inspired by challenging drives, Mazda undertook a series of epic drives, challenging car and driver to take on some of the most remote demanding roads and environments on our planet. These unique adventures offer dramatic scenery, a sense of wonderment and an emotional attachment to the car, all from behind the wheel of a Mazda.
Mazda's Arctic epic drive allowed for the perfect demonstration of Mazda’s i-ACTIV all-wheel drive system.
Mazda’s intelligent all-wheel drive system maintains the connection between car and driver in all circumstances and conditions, enhancing traction and grip in all driving environments.
Complementing the i-ACTIV AWD system is G-Vectoring Control. This system distributes torque between the front and rear wheels to ensure stability, optimise cornering efficiency, and offer better control and confidence in all driving conditions as well as contributing to better fuel efficiency.
The CX-5’s SKYACTIV-BODY achieves high levels of performance in three key areas: collision safety, light body weight and rigidity. The overall result of these measures is an increase in body shell torsional rigidity of 15 % over that of the previous model - this reduces the body’s response delay to steering inputs.
The enhancements to the responsiveness and controllability of the CX-5's SKYACTIV-BODY and SKYACTIV-CHASSIS ensure a feeling of complete command over the vehicle. Complimented by the introduction of G-Vectoring Control (GVC), the first of Mazda’s SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMIC technologies, the Mazda CX-5 is more comfortable, refined and responsive than ever.
The Mazda SUV range meets the highest standards of performance, design and comfort. In our quick test, you can find out which of the three models suits your life the best.
*Models shown may not be to UK specification. Colours and some exterior and/or interior elements may differ on screen from the actual model.