Mazda’s most popular crossover, also the winner of Best Compact SUV Award at last year’s inaugural ASEAN Car of The Year Awards, is back with a facelift and it will be locally assembled at the Kulim plant.

A total of four variants are offered, two each for both the 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre lumps. The 2.0-litre gets a mid-spec GL range, which means you won’t be getting leather seats and the fancy LED daytime running lights. Only the 2.5-litre variant gets an all-wheel drive option, and they both come exclusively with the 19-inch wheels.Mazda CX-5 2.5L Facelift (11)

The output these engines make remains unchanged; the 2.0-litre makes 155 hp whereas the larger four-banger makes 185 horsepower. Both engines are mated to the same six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic. Of all four variants, only the range topper (priced at RM171k) gets all-wheel drive. The rest are 2WD.

As with all facelifts, there are subtle cosmetic changes for the CX-5. It receives a new front grille and signature wing design, new LED front headlamps and updated LED Daytime Running Lights (again, the GL trim loses out on this). The tail lights are also new and look more in line with Mazda’s latest crop of vehicles.Mazda CX-5 2.5L Facelift (2)

Inside, all variants of the CX-5 facelift will come with a 7-inch MZD CONNECT Infotainment system automatic air-conditioning system. At the same time, all variants will receive six airbags, ABS, EBD, BADynamic Stability Control, Traction Control System and i-stop as well.

It’s available in four exterior colours – Artic White, Blue Reflex, Meteor Grey and Aluminium Metallic; every purchase of the CX-5 will come with a 3-Year warranty and 3-Year free scheduled maintenance. Do note that the Soul Red Metallic paint shown here will not be available as it was sold very briefly as a fully imported unit. Below is the pricing for all the variants:

PRICE LIST: MAZDA CX-5 SKYACTIV OTR

Model Pricing (Solid) Pricing (Metallic)
2.0G 2WD GL (Mid Range) RM132,272.63 RM132,672.63
2.0G 2WD GLS RM146,658.47 RM147,058.47
2.5G 2WD GLS RM159,415.90 RM159,815.90
2.5G 4WD GLS RM171,219.05 RM171,619.05

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