Mazda have updated the engines and safety tech of the second-generation CX-5 – the brand’s best seller last year.

As standard, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, smooth brake assist, high beam control, lane keep assist and lane departure warning, following the update. The safety pack on Sport Nav+ models now includes a 360 view camera and adaptive LED headlights. Only a year old, the single styling change is a new 19″ alloy design for Sport Nav+ models.

Powertrains have been updated, with the Skyactiv-D diesels receiving a modified combustion chamber, new piezo injectors, a revised two-stage turbo charger and a selective catalytic reduction system. The water system has also been adjusted, whilst SCR and AdBlue treatment has improved day-to-day efficiency.

Power has increased in the top-spec 2.2-litre version, producing 181bhp (nine more than previously) and torque is up from 308lbf.ft to 328lbf.ft. This engine comes with i-Active 4WD and is available with both six-speed auto and manual transmissions.

Updated pricing starts at £24,795, with refreshed models in showrooms by 31st of August.