26 April 2022 ·

New Mazda CX-5 Mazda Intelligent Drive Select Mi-Drive Explained

New Mazda CX-5

Enjoying the outdoors often requires navigating unsurfaced roads such as gravel, steep inclines and declines.

Mazda intelligent Drive Select or Mi Drive takes full advantage of SkyActive Vehicle Dynamics technology offering three modes with the flick of a switch.

Normal Mode is ideal for day to day driving on paved roads with balanced fuel economy and offers the best driving performance.

Sport Mode offers a greater acceleration response. Prioritize for winding roads and overtaking on highways.

The third option is an Off-Road mode, which prioritizes traction of the All-Wheel Drive system. This mode optimizes controls of various systems for a wide range of off-road driving conditions from gravel to snow. Even city dwellers who are not used to driving off-road will feel confident and be able to enjoy driving on different road surfaces. When activated, the off-road mode will optimize the following systems control characteristics:

  • All Wheel Drive for high traction performance
  • Smooth traction control
  • Automatic Transmission Control for smooth and continuous torque
  • G Vectoring Control for grip while cornering
  • The engines idling speed that maximizes climbing capability

Mazda intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive) debuts on the Mazda CX-5,
enabling the driver to select the most appropriate drive mode to optimise driving capability with one touch of a switch. It offers a safe and stress-free driving experience.