At a press conference during the launch of the all-new Mazda 3, Bermaz Motor has hinted that an “upgraded” Mazda CX-5 is on the way. The company is referring to the updated CX-5 which was introduced in 2018 that comes with enhanced features and the adoption of the 2.5-litre turbocharged SkyActiv-G petrol engine.
In Japan, the updated CX-5 comes with the improved G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus), added night pedestrian detection function on the Advanced Smart City Brake Support, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, grey metallic finish for the 17-inch alloys (same design), redesigned climate control panel for better tactility and operability and fabric finish on the A-pillar trim surface instead of resin.
On higher grade variants, it comes with Nappa leather upholstery, “Home Rattan” wood interior trim, frameless rear-view mirror, dark finish 19-inch alloys, white LED cabin illumination and a new instrument cluster with a central 7.0-inch TFT coloured multi-info display.
But the highlight of this product update is the introduction of the 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder SkyActiv-G petrol engine that develops 230 hp and 420 Nm, the latter peaks at a mere 2,000 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard while 2WD or 4WD are available as options.
It remains to be seen whether Bermaz Motor will offer the Malaysian market with the 2.5T engine option but customers can expect enhanced connectivity and material finish. The updated CX-5 will continue to be offered as a CKD model hence expect prices to maintain or get even more competitive.
Updated Mazda CX-5 2.5T in Japan