The anticipate the Mazda CX-5 facelift continues, however it seems like we gained’t be ready for for much longer. In December final yr, it was reported that the refreshed C-segment SUV would make its Malaysian launch debut in January this yr, and it seems like sellers have begun receiving models.
Visible adjustments that mark out the facelifted CX-5 embrace redesigned headlamps with a extra expressive dual-element LED DRL mild signature. The grille additionally will get a 3D-effect mesh insert and a revised decrease encompass that’s thicker and not cuts into the sunshine clusters.
Elsewhere, the taillights have additionally been reshaped and mimic the sunshine signature seen on the entrance, with different notable revisions being reflectors which are positioned barely additional away from the exhaust retailers. The bumper can be new and has a less complicated design that sees the omission of the nook fog lamps, whereas new alloy wheel designs have been launched.
Inside, the up to date CX-5 doesn’t look that a lot completely different, retaining the identical dashboard format and controls as earlier than. A brand new addition here’s a Qi wi-fi charging pad beneath the local weather controls, together with the Mazda clever Drive Choose (Mi-Drive) drive mode selector.
Based mostly on a earlier leak, the facelifted CX-5 will are available six variants, that are listed along with costs (not official) beneath:
- Mazda CX-5 2.0G 2WD Mid – RM149,469.20
- Mazda CX-5 2.0G 2WD Excessive – RM166,469.20
- Mazda CX-5 2.5G 2WD Excessive – RM179,960.40
- Mazda CX-5 2.2D 2WD Excessive – RM185,322.80
- Mazda CX-5 2.5T AWD Excessive – RM193,760.40
These costs are on-the-road with out insurance coverage for Peninsular Malaysia and with customary metallic colors. Do you have to need premium finishes like Soul Crimson Crystal and Machine Gray, you’ll have to fork out an additional RM3,300. On the point out of colors, the CX-5 will acquire a brand new choice within the type of Polymetal Gray.
In the event you’re curious if the leaked costs are increased than the pre-facelift mannequin, they’re. The soon-to-be-replaced “previous” CX-5 at present retails for between RM136,069.20 to RM187,060.40, so the will increase are between RM9,990 to RM10,400 relying on variant. Needless to say that is primarily based on leaked costs, so we’ll have to attend till the official launch to see if it turns into the case.
Equally, gear upgrades which are anticipated embrace assist for wi-fi Apple CarPlay on extra variants along with wired Android Auto and revised superior driver help system (ADAS) suite. On the latter, the facelifted CX-5 was introduced with a brand new Cruising & Site visitors Assist (CTS) perform, which helps scale back driver fatigue by aiding with accelerator, brake pedal and steering operations when caught in site visitors jams.
We anticipate the brand new CX-5 to retain the identical powertrains as earlier than, with the ‘2.0’ variants that includes a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated inline-four petrol engine making 162 hp and 213 Nm of torque. For the only ‘2.5’ variant, the two.5 litre NA four-cylinder petrol unit serves up 192 hp and 258 Nm.
In the meantime, the one ‘2.5T’ variant comes with 2.5 litre turbocharged inline-four petrol engine making 228 hp and 420 Nm, whereas the one turbodiesel variant (2.2D 2WD Excessive) packs a 2.2 litre four-cylinder unit with 188 hp and 450 Nm. A six-speed computerized transmission is customary throughout the CX-5 vary, and solely the ‘2.5T’ variant will get all-wheel drive – the remainder are front-wheel drive.
With this distant sighting of the facelifted CX-5 in an area dealership, it shouldn’t be too lengthy earlier than the SUV goes on sale right here. Are you wanting ahead to it?
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