A post on Reddit showing an alleged internal document reveals a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine as an option in the 2019 Mazda CX-5.
A document posted to Reddit this morning shows Mazda is adding their 2.5-liter turbocharged SkyActiv engine to the 2019 CX-5 lineup, at least in Canada. The engine has already made its way into the CX-9 and Mazda6. Each of those cars represent the flagships of the brand’s sedan and crossover lines. However, the current CX-5 exclusively uses the naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter SkyActiv engine.
The Reddit user who posted this document claims its from a salesperson showed it to them. The document does say “For internal use only” for Mazda Canada Inc. At this point, we haven’t seen any indication – internal or otherwise – that the 2.5-liter turbo is coming to the U.S.-market 2019 Mazda CX-5.
Other interesting items to note in the document include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the lineup. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is allegedly getting “substantial visual changes to the interior” and a high-end Signature trim. That makes sense, given Mazda’s inclusion of a Signature trim to the Mazda6 and CX-9. G-Vectoring Control is also getting some changes, and may get a new name, as the document says “name TBD”.
The layout of the information looks credible, but it’s best to take it with a grain of salt for now. With 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, that engine would be a welcome addition to the CX-5 lineup. However, it’s also important to consider Mazda’s intentions of doing that in the U.S., as they’re also introducing a diesel variant soon, according to EPA figures. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates!