Few figures better reflect Mazda Australia’s claimed status of ‘semi premium brand’ than its expectation of the GT becoming the top-selling CX-5 variant.
As the second best-equipped member of the new five-variant 2017 CX-5 line-up, the GT kicks off at a not-insubstantial $44,390 (plus on-road costs) for the petrol model here, yet is projected to account for 27 per cent of sales.
That represents a huge number, considering the outgoing Mazda CX-5 was Australia’s single biggest-selling SUV of any type for four years running and in all likelihood will remain so in second-generation guise.
Pitched below the Akera and above the Touring, the CX-5 GT offers high-end features including 19-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, black or white heated leather seats, and an electric tailgate.
Over and above the lower grades it also adds a 249 watt 10-speaker Bose sound system, a ‘proper’ head-up display that illuminates on the windscreen and shows [...]