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Mazda CX-5 - Upgraded Standard Equipment and Infotainment

* Mazda CX-5 upgraded model range, priced from £23,395 to £31,195 on-the-road (OTR)
* 10-strong two-and all-wheel drive range featuring improved standard equipment throughout SE-L Nav, SE-L Lux Nav and Sport Nav model grades
* DAB radio, 7” colour touch-screen display, Multimedia Commander, MZD-Connect infotainment and an Integrated navigation system
* Technologically enhanced Sport Nav optional Safety Pack, including Adaptive LED headlights (ALH), Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) and Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (BSMw/RCTA), and Rear Smart City Brake Support (Rr SCBS)

The Mazda CX-5 is on sale with a 10-strong model range that features significant interior trim and standard equipment specification upgrades, as well as exterior enhancements.

Available in three grades; SE-L Nav, SE-L Lux Nav and Sport Nav, the range comprises two 2.0 litre petrol two-wheel drive variants equipped with six-speed manual transmissions, and eight 2.2 litre diesel versions - four of which are available with all-wheel drive - fitted with a choice of six speed manual or automatic transmissions.

'No other vehicle in the Mazda range demonstrates the value of SKYACTIV technology more clearly than the Mazda CX-5' commented Mazda UK Sales Director, Peter Allibon. 'It has allowed the company to build a Compact SUV that delivers outstanding fuel economy and low CO2 emissions without compromising either performance or driving dynamics. And now significant enhancements and standard equipment upgrades make the Mazda CX-5 more price-competitive than ever before.'

The standard equipment specification of every model in the CX-5 line-up has been enhanced through the addition of manual front passenger seat height adjustment, an electronic parking brake, a coming home/leaving home headlight function, and the company's Multimedia Commander with separate volume dial for safe, intuitive interactivity and infotainment control.

A 7” colour touch-screen display incorporates DAB radio, two ports for USB connectivity and MZD-Connect. Paired with a smartphone, MZD-Connect makes it easier to take advantage of functions such as internet connectivity and access to social networking services.

Top-of-the-range Sport Nav models benefit from new exterior features including 19-inch Gunmental alloy wheels, LED headlights including LED daytime running lights, and LED fog lights.

On board, an already comprehensive Sport Nav standard equipment specification is further bolstered by an Integrated navigation system which offers greater accuracy, improved search features and three years of free European map updating.

SE-L Lux Nav and Sport Nav grade options now include Stone leather upholstery (in lieu of black), whilst the Sport Nav options list further benefits from Mazda Radar Cruise Control*, and an evolution of the Safety Pack** which incorporates several newly-developed technologies.

Adaptive LED headlights (ALH)^ automatically adjust the array of high beam illumination to avoid dazzling the occupants of both oncoming and preceding vehicles, without the need to switch to low beam lighting.

The Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)^ with Driver Attention Alert (DAA)^ builds on the existing Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), providing steering wheel vibration and assisted steering if the driver strays from the middle of the chosen lane. Having first learned the owners driving style, DAA operates at speeds of over 40mph, alerting drivers to take a break if it detects a degradation in driving style indicating fatigue.

Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (BSMw/RCTA)^ combines two systems in one for greater safety. The system's larger detection area to the rear of the vehicle provides better coverage, whilst RCTA employs the same system sensors to detect pedestrians, bicycles and other vehicles when reversing. Further reversing safety is supplied by Rear Smart City Brake Support (Rr SCBS)^, which operates at speeds of between 1 and 5mph when reversing; automatically applying the brakes if the system detects an imminent rear impact.

*Optional on 175ps Sport Nav Auto Diesel models in combination with Safety Pack. Not available with Stone leather.
**Optional on Sport Nav Diesel models only
^ Part of an optional Safety Pack for Sport Nav Diesel models, available at additional cost.


Exterior

Greater refinement
Refinement levels aboard the Mazda CX-5 have been significantly increased by the adoption of new sound insulation measures. Sound-absorbing material has been added to door trim and boot floor, while sound proofing on the inside of the bonnet and behind the dash has been improved. Extra noise insulation material in the headliner and floor mats further reduces cabin noise, while the windscreen sealing has been enhanced and rear door glass width has increased from 3.5 to 4.0mm to reduce wind noise.

SKYACTIV engines
The Mazda CX-5’s SKYACTIV engines deliver responsive and dynamic performance, as well as low emissions and outstanding fuel economy. With the highest compression ratio of any petrol-powered mass production vehicle, the 165ps SKYACTIV-G uses lightweight pistons and connecting rods, reducing engine weight and internal friction. Available with either 150ps or 175ps the SKYACTIV-D has the lowest compression ratio for a diesel-powered production car, which enables a better air-fuel mixture, uniform combustion, fewer nitrogen oxides and better fuel economy.

Award-winning style
Embodying Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion inspired design, the award-winning Mazda CX-5’s bold and sporty styling has evolved with a low-profile shark fin roof antenna, smaller reshaped door mirrors and a bolder grille. Range-topping Sport Nav models stand out thanks to LED headlights, LED front-fog lights and distinctive 19-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels. With its sculptured athletic lines and well-planted stance on the road, the Mazda CX-5 is available in a choice of eight colours including Soul Red metallic and new Sonic Silver metallic.

Revised suspension
The class-leading dynamics of the Mazda CX-5 have been further enhanced with a focus on ride quality and comfort. Revised front lower arm bushings now hold their shape better under load, which allows for improved spring behaviour and a smoother ride. Reworked shock absorbers front and back also contribute to an improved ride, while larger diameter pistons improve the performance of the rear dampers to deliver quicker damping force and a flat bump-suppressing ride. Retaining its agile, composed and precise handling the Mazda CX-5 is more comfortable than ever.

All-wheel drive
Mazda’s efficient and lightweight new-generation all-wheel drive (AWD) system uses 27 sensors to monitor road conditions and driver intentions to ensure power is sent to the wheels that need it most, ensuring grip in all conditions. In normal conditions drive is sent to the front axle to maximise fuel economy, while new low-viscosity transmission oil works well even in very cold temperatures, further improving real-world economy. The Mazda CX-5 AWD comes with both 150ps and 175ps SKYACTIV-D engines and a choice of manual or automatic transmission.

Economy and emissions
With SKYACTIV technology, including Mazda’s innovative i-stop smart idling stop system, the Mazda CX-5 is one of the most efficient compact SUVs in the market. Emissions range from 119g/km to 144g/km, while combined economy as high as 61.4mpg ensures the Mazda CX-5 delivers affordable running costs without sacrificing performance and refinement. Impressively, the 150ps and 175ps SKYACTIV-D engines have identical emissions and economy so there’s no fuel consumption penalty for choosing the higher output engine.

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New connectivity
First featured on the Mazda3, Mazda’s MZD-Connect brings a new level of connectivity to the Mazda CX-5. Thanks to an integrated 7” colour touch-screen display and revised Multimedia Commander, with separate volume dial, it delivers superb infotainment and ease of use. Incorporating DAB radio and Bluetooth®, when paired with a smartphone, there’s access to online internet and social media content*. Music streaming and online radio apps can also be synced, plus there’s conventional iPod and USB ports. Cars with navigation benefit from super clear mapping and three years of free European map updates.
*Requires compatible Apple or Android device.

Safety
Standard safety features on the Mazda CX-5 include front, side and curtain airbags, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Hill Hold Assist (HHA). Mazda’s Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) low-speed collision mitigation system is also standard across the range. For families the Mazda CX-5 has ISOFIX child seat anchors on the outer rear seats and a passenger airbag cut-off switch to allow for the fitment of rear-facing child seats.

Standard equipment
Generously equipped across the range, all Mazda CX-5s boast front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, electronic parking brake, cruise control and rain-sensing front wipers. SE-L Lux Nav models add a power tilt and slide sunroof, leather seat trim, heated front seats with eight-way power adjustment for the driver’s and six-way adjustment for the passenger’s seat. Flagship Sport Nav cars are equipped with LED headlights, smart keyless entry, a reversing camera, Premium Bose® surround-sound and integrated navigation.

Cabin stowage
Having listened to customer feedback the Mazda CX-5 features improved cabin stowage with an extended armrest, additional cup holder and extra storage in the centre console and doors. This has been achieved thanks to a wider console and wider door pockets, while the use of an electric parking brake has freed up space for a pair of cup holders on the transmission tunnel. The central cubby under the armrest is large enough to hold ten CDs or a tablet. In the back, Mazda’s Karakuri 40/20/40 fold flat seats tumble easily at the flick of a lever.

Pricing
The upgraded Mazda CX-5 range is priced from £23,395 to £31,195 on-the-road (OTR) with a 10-strong model line-up, while higher-band monthly BIK costs range from £184 to £289. Options include Metallic/Mica/Pearlescent paint £560, Soul Red Metallic £680, Stone Leather Trim Upgrade* £200, Safety Pack** £800 and Mazda Radar Cruise Control*** £800. (*Optional on SE-L Lux Nav and Sport Nav models **Optional on Sport Nav Diesel models. ***Optional on 175ps Sport Nav Auto Diesel in combination with Safety Pack. Not available with Stone leather).

Stone leather
Offered as a £200 option on SE-L Lux Nav and Sport Nav trim, Stone Leather is a new option for the Mazda CX-5. Offered in lieu of the standard black leather trim the Stone Leather option offers an eye-catching and upmarket alternative for CX-5 owners. The Stone leather finish for the seats and door trims brightens the cabin and delivers a uniquely premium look.

Styling

* Downsized door mirrors with integrated LED indicators.
* Sport Nav models feature LED headlights and LED fog lights
* KODO: Soul of Motion design ensures a dynamic SUV look.

The first production model to feature Mazda’s striking KODO: Soul of Motion design theme, the multi-award winning Mazda CX-5’s taut and poised lines set new standards in the compact SUV segment. Inspired by the beauty and power of nature allied with the emotion of motion, the Mazda CX-5 exemplifies a whole new generation of Mazda vehicles brimming with vitality, athleticism and agility.

Combining go-anywhere muscularity, hold-all functionality and appealing dynamism in equal measure, the Mazda CX-5’s boldly flared wheelarches and sculpted bonnet flow into the rakishly angled A-pillars, while the high shoulder line and curved roof create a sleek and sporty profile.

The Mazda CX-5 builds on this spirited design with a host of changes to the range topping Sport Nav model. LED headlights give the CX-5 a stronger face with its ‘hunting-eye’ lights. The new LED lighting signature also extends to the daytime running lights, front fog lights and redesigned tail lights, giving the Sport Nav a unique and more premium nocturnal appearance. Sport Nav models also benefit from new 19-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels.

Other highlights introduced across the model lineup include smaller door mirror housings with integrated indicators, a low-profile shark-fin roof antenna and a newly designed grille emphasising flat surface shapes. SE-L Nav models come with 17-inch alloy wheels, halogen headlights, front and rear parking sensors, heated power-folding mirrors and privacy glass. As before, Mazda’s signature Soul Red metallic paint is available as an option, while a new Sonic Silver metallic paint joins the range of eight available colours.


Interior

* Mazda MZD-Connect with 7” Colour touch-screen display, DAB radio and Mazda Navigation System as standard.
* Improved cabin design with extra storage and a height-adjustable passenger seat.
* Karakuri 40:20:40 easy to fold rear seats and a practical 503-litre boot.

With an updated cabin and enhanced standard equipment specification the driver focused cabin of the Mazda CX-5 is better than ever. New trim materials and updated switchgear give the interior an even more premium ambiance, while the adoption of an electric parking brake frees up space for two cup holders on the transmission tunnel. The new centre console also features updated climate control dials, more prominent side struts and revised air vents.

In addition to a more refined look and feel, the upmarket centre stack also has a wider and more practical front console box. With a bigger storage bin under the extended armrest and wider door pockets there’s more cabin stowage than the outgoing model.

The Mazda CX-5 features Mazda’s latest MZD-Connect system with its 7” colour touch-screen display and updated Multimedia Commander. The Multimedia Commander delivers intuitive interactivity, while the addition of a separate volume dial aids easy infotainment control. MZD-Connect’s smartphone connectivity allows for safe and straight-forward access to internet content, while integrated Bluetooth® functionality makes it easy and safe to make and receive calls. The addition of DAB radio as standard across the range is another highlight.

SE-L Nav models benefit from manual height adjustment for the passenger seat, integrated Bluetooth® and a smooth leather trimmed steering wheel further enhance the attractive and comfortable cabin. Step up to SE-L Lux Nav and there’s eight-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat and six-way adjustment for the passenger. Full leather upholstery and heated front seats enrich the executive feel of the cabin, while a powered tilt and slide sunroof adds to the first-class ambiance. The range topping Mazda CX-5 Sport Nav adds to the equipment tally with smart keyless entry, Premium Bose® surround-sound system and integrated navigation with three years of free European map updates.

The Mazda CX-5 retains the family friendly practicality that has endeared the award-winning compact SUV to owners and media alike. The rear of the CX-5 features Mazda’s clever Karakuri system with its unique and easy to operate three-piece 40:20:40 fold down back seats. Able to be folded flat with a simple flick of a lever, the CX-5’s 1,620-litre maximum luggage volume delivers serious carrying capacity, while the 503-litre seats up volume gives the CX-5 a practical family friendly boot. Other handy features include the Karakuri tonneau cover that opens and closes together with the tailgate, ensuring anything carried in the boot is kept away from prying eyes.


Engines and transmissions

* Trio of SKYACTIV powertrains deliver efficiency, performance and refinement.

* Choice of SKYACTIV-MT and SKYACTIV-Drive manual and automatic gearboxes.
* Available with both 2WD and Mazda’s advanced AWD system.

The Mazda CX-5 was the first car to feature Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV technology. This all encompassing focus on lightweight and efficiency through advanced engine, transmission and chassis technology allowed Mazda to develop a compact SUV that delivers outstanding fuel economy and low CO2 emissions without compromising performance and driving dynamics.

The Mazda CX-5’s trio of SKYACTIV engines deliver a class leading mix of performance, refinement and efficiency. Offered exclusively with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission, the 165ps SKYACTIV-G petrol engine produces 210Nm of torque with a combined economy of 47.1mpg and emissions of 139g/km.

Offered with either 150ps or 175ps outputs the SKYACTIV-D diesel engine dominates the range. The 150ps version comes with both front and all-wheel drive and can be matched to either six-speed manual SKYACTIV-MT or six-speed automatic SKYACTIV-Drive gearboxes, while the range topping 175ps engine comes exclusively with all-wheel drive in Sport Nav trim with again a choice of manual or automatic transmission.

With their unique combination of class-beating performance, increased fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions, Mazda’s SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engines are attracting the admiration of automotive experts and consumers alike. A perfect example of how Mazda continues to defy convention, the SKYACTIV-D engine has a 14:1 compression ratio – the lowest in a diesel production car – which enhances fuel combustion and efficiency, while reducing harmful emissions, especially of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Fully compliant with the Euro 6 emission standard, the remarkably smooth and quiet SKYACTIV-D delivers impressive response, refinement and performance.

The engine’s variable twin turbocharger boosts torque and responsiveness throughout the rev range right up to the unusually high maximum revs of 5,500rpm. Yet in spite of this spirited nature it delivers class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions. The two-wheel drive manual SKYACTIV-D 150ps emits just 119g/km with an official combined economy of 61.4mpg, while the automatic version has CO2 emissions of 139g/km and a claimed economy of 53.3mpg. Even with all-wheel drive the 150ps engine’s efficiency impresses with the manual and automatic models emitting 136 and 144g/km respectively. This advanced four-wheel drive system features variable torque distribution and precise slip detection, giving a front/rear torque split ranging from 99/1 to 50/50 per cent.

Offered exclusively with all-wheel drive the range-topping 175ps SKYACTIV-D has CO2 emissions of just 136g/km and a claimed economy 54.3mpg when matched to the six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual gearbox. The six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic version emits 144g/km – meaning that regardless of transmission the 175ps engine is just as efficient as the 150ps version.

All Mazda CX-5s benefit from i-stop, Mazda’s smooth operating and fuel-saving idle-stop system. With some of the fastest restarts in the industry, i-stop waits for the moment the cylinders are in the optimal position to restart before shutting off the engine. The SKYACTIV-G engine restarts in 0.35 seconds, and while some diesel engines won’t restart until the second compression stroke or engine cycle, Mazda’s SKYACTIV-D starts almost immediately during the first stroke – in just 0.4 seconds with the automatic gearbox.


Driving

* Revised suspension settings for improved ride quality.
* Retains class-leading handling precision and dynamic ability
* Enhanced sound-absorbing material delivers improved NVH isolation.

The Mazda CX-5 has always been the SUV that handles like a car, delivering an outstanding balance between the often diverging qualities of responsive handling and stability on one side and ride quality and comfort on the other.

However, never satisfied Mazda’s engineers have refined the dynamic abilities of the CX-5 even further, focusing in particular on enhancing ride comfort and reducing road noise, while at the same time not undermining the Mazda CX-5’s class-leading handling. The MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension remains but revised front lower arm bushings hold their shape better under load delivering better spring behaviour and a smoother ride.

The shock absorbers themselves have also been modified to smooth damper movement. At the rear, larger diameter pistons improve damping performance to deliver a flat bump-suppressing ride. As a result, the CX-5 is better to drive than ever with improved comfort matched to the precise and predictable handling Mazda is famed for.

Choose one of the four all-wheel drive (AWD) CX-5’s in the range and you’ll benefit from the added reassurance of Mazda’s new-generation all-wheel drive set-up. With 27 sensors that continuously monitor road conditions and driver intentions, the system reacts immediately, distributing the right amount of power to the wheels that need it most. In normal driving conditions up to 99 per cent of torque is sent to the front wheels to ensure maximum fuel economy, however when required torque split can be divided up to 50:50 to prevent a loss of traction. Named as Best Winter car in the 2015 Carbuyer Awards, the Mazda CX-5 AWD offers extra reassurance in tough or wintry conditions without compromising year-round efficiency.

As before, lightweight high-strength steels make up 61 per cent of the CX-5 body and the upgraded CX-5 retains the SKYACTIV ‘gram strategy’ of achieving economy, handling and performance through lightweight. Still one of the lightest SUVs in the sector, to further enhance the driving experience Mazda has concentrated on improving refinement by reducing road and wind noise. By concentrating on materials that supress vibration and improve sound absorption, high-speed cabin noise in the CX-5 has been reduced by 13 per cent compared to the current car.

Increased dash and bonnet insulation, thicker glass in the rear doors, better vibration damping material on the floor and upgraded seals around the doors all contribute to the improvements, as does the new sound insulation in the door trim and roof lining. Additionally, the Mazda CX-5’s reshaped door mirrors reduce wind noise, while updates to the front seat back and cushion support reduce vibration and improve comfort when driving over long distances.


Safety

* Smart City Brake Support – low speed collision mitigation standard across the range.
* Enhanced Safety Pack available as an option on Sport Nav.
* ISOFIX child seat anchorages

With the broadest line-up yet of Mazda’s advanced and intelligent sensor-based i-ACTIVSENSE safety systems, the Mazda CX-5 is packed with driver focused active safety equipment. Developed from Mazda’s Proactive Safety philosophy, they aim to minimise the risk of an accident by helping the driver recognise hazards, maximise the range of conditions in which the driver can safely operate the vehicle, and then reduce the severity of accidents when they cannot be avoided.

All of which compliments the passive safety benefits offered by the Mazda CX-5’s lightweight yet exceptionally rigid SKYACTIV-Body, which is designed to channel impact energy away from the cabin. High-strength steels play a big role, making up 61 per cent of the total used in the CX-5’s body. The B-pillar, roof reinforcement cross sections, door impact beams and side sills, for example, use high-tensile steel to enhance cabin protection. Mazda’s engineers built the suspension with a larger crumple zone to soak up more impact energy as well. On AWD models, for example, the driveshaft detaches from the underbody during a crash and contracts, also breaking away from the rear differential. It thus absorbs the energy from the backward movement of the engine, channelling it underneath the cabin.

To minimise repair costs following a minor frontal crash, the brunt of the impact is borne by easy-to-replace bolt-on parts, protecting the front frame and engine. The Mazda CX-5 comes with standard front, side and curtain airbags. The front seatbelts have pre-tensioners as well as load limiters, which mitigate the impact on the chest. The steering column, with its tilt and telescopic functionality for maximum comfort, helps prevent injury, too, shifting forward during an accident to protect the driver.

All models come with the following active safety systems carried over from the current model – Hill Hold Assist (HHA), which boosts ease of driving by controlling brake pressure to help prevent the vehicle from rolling back during hill starts, ensuring safe and smooth starts on uphill gradients of two degrees or more; Emergency Stop Signaling (ESS), which flashes the four-way hazards automatically during heavy braking; four-way ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), brake assist (EBA), dynamic stability control (DCS) and traction control (TCS). Also, all cars feature Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, ISOFIX child seat anchorages.

The Mazda CX-5 also features Mazda’s Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), which automatically stops or reduces the speed of the car, when there is a risk of collision with the vehicle in front. Using a near-infrared sensor mounted on the windscreen to constantly monitor preceding vehicles at a range of up to around six metres, SCBS primes the brakes to remove any play in the pedal if its detects a collision is imminent. If the driver does not respond to potential obstruction ahead, SCBS automatically applies the brakes, extensively reducing the possibility of impact at speeds of up to 10mph and significantly reducing the intensity of a collision at speeds up to approximately 20mph.

Safety Pack
Available as an option on Sport Nav Diesel models, the £800 Safety Pack enhances SCBS with the new Rear Smart City Brake Support (Rr SCBS). Operating at reversing speeds of between 1 - 5mph, this automatically applies the brakes if the system detects an imminent rear impact when reversing.

The Safety Pack also features Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) with Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH) and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (BSM w/ RCTA).

Replacing the previous Lane Departure Warning System, the new Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) with Driver Attention Alert (DAA) operates at speeds above 37mph, using a camera mounted at the top of the windscreen to monitor the proximity of lane markings and determines whether or not the vehicle is about to stray from its lane. It warns drivers via steering wheel vibration and assisted steering if they do unintentionally depart from their chosen lane. The intelligent system also ‘learns’ a driver’s particular style of driving, alerting drivers to take a break if a fatigue-induced degradation of driving style is detected.

The Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (BSM w/ RCTA), which replaces the previous Rear Vehicle Monitoring feature - detects vehicles approaching from behind that might be lost in blind spots. It alerts the driver via Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) in the appropriate side mirror. If the driver disregards an alert and activates the indicators to initiate a lane change, the LED blinks and a strident buzzer sounds in the instrument panel. This system works in conjunction with the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, which employs the same system sensors to detect pedestrians, bicycles and other vehicles when reversing.

Improving on the previous High Beam Control System, the Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH) allows high beams to be used even when following or approaching other vehicles. The system uses a camera at the top of the windscreen to detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles at a distance of 600m and the taillights of preceding cars at a distance of 500m. It reduces the level of high beam illumination for the area around an oncoming car area only by switching its individual LED bulbs on and off.

Similarly, the pattern of the LED lights is changed to ensure drivers in traffic ahead are not dazzled while still delivering excellent levels of illumination for the Mazda CX-5 driver. The ALH further enhances nocturnal safety by following steering inputs, and directing the headlights accordingly enabling the driver to see around bends at night.

Available in conjunction with the Safety Pack on 175ps Sport Nav Auto Diesel Models** Mazda Radar Cruise Control judges the relative speed of, and distance to, the car ahead and works within a set speed range to maintain a safe following distance, thus alleviating some of the burden on the driver when driving on motorways.

Conventional cruise control with an adjustable speed limiter is standard across the range. This can be used to limit vehicle speed above 20mph, if the driver wishes to exceed the set speed limit, then the system can be deactivated by either pressing the ‘Cancel’ button mounted on the steering wheel, which temporarily disengages the limiter, or by fully depressing the accelerator pedal. The system can be re-engaged by pressing the ‘Res’ button and allowing the vehicle speed to fall below the set limit, or by setting a new speed limit.

(**Not available with Stone Leather)

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