2020 Mazda CX-5 GTR Boston, MA
On colder days in my 2020, my fan starts out slowly like 7eregrine's and then slowly ramps up (to one level short of full blast). It ramps back down when it hits the set temperature. I have the thermostat set to 65 and Auto.Mine's the opposite. Whether cold or hot out, the fan always starts out nearly full blast, then cuts back as the set temperature is reached.
How in the heck can this work properly in older models but not in newer ones?
I wonder if your Gen 1 experience is universal.
I got my CX-5 this winter, so haven't really had a chance to test out the A/C here in New England.