The most recent refinement of all Mazda’s Kodo design speech, the all-new CX-5 was redesigned to seem bolder and more lively than its predecessor with all tauter lines and increased emphasis of the vehicle’s visual width. The front fascia features a brand new honeycomb grille, redesigned chrome touch wing, and thinner headlights. In the back, new tail lights include identifying two-layer moulded outer lens.
Indoors, the CX-5’s dashboard was made more symmetrical with greater attention on driver-orientation. The 7-inch MZD Connect touchscreen was redesigned and repositioned higher up nearer to the driver’s natural line of sight.
A total of 3 motors are being offered together with all the all-new CX-5, all of these being the recognizable SkyActiv four-cylinder powerplants taken over from the predecessor. Base models get a 2.0-litre gasoline engine with 162 hp and 210 Nm; centre of this range is inhabited with a 2.5-litre mill with 192 hp and 257 Nm; finally, the flagship versions are powered with a 2.2-litre turbodiesel using 173 hp and 420 Nm.
The gas models come only in front-wheel driveway settings, although the torquier gas powertrain is provided with a choice between front- and – electrical drive. All versions of this CX-5 also come standard with G-Vectoring Control for much more positive handling around corners.
In a base price of RM134,205.50 OTR with no insurance, the entrance level 2.0 Petrol 2WD GL Provides the following gear:
The 2.5 Petrol 2WD GLS, meanwhile, at RM160,596.70 provides 19-inch wheels plus a stronger 2.5-litre gasoline engine to get a top of RM12,000 within the 2.0 GLS.
The 2.2 Diesel 2WD GLS in RM164,179.10 is roughly RM3,500 north of this 2.5. Apart from a stronger engine, the petrol version adds much more gear than its price difference using the 2.5 GLS version indicates, including the Entire package of Mazda i-Activsense advanced driver assistance systems:
The range-topping 2.2 Diesel AWD GLS (RM174,779.10) offers equal gear for its 2WD sibling, but costs a little over RM10,000 extra for the extra capacity of powering all four wheels.
All versions of this CX-5 are completed standard in solid paint; metallic colors cost an extra RM400, although a selection of three top metallic colors – Soul Red Crystal, Machine Grey, Snowflake White Pearl – can be obtained for an additional RM2,000. The accessibility to those new premium metallic colors for the first time at a locally-assembled Mazda version is made possible by the launching of a brand new state-of-the-art paint store in the Kulim plant which price Mazda the greater portion of RM 87 million.
The new premium colors are painted with Mazda’s Takuminuri painting technologies, which can be thought to provide a high quality finish like hand-sprayed with a master craftsperson. It is made up of 3 layers containing crisp, translucent, and reflective coatings. The translucent coating comes with a high chroma color pigment, although the reflective coating comprises light-absorbing flakes and aluminum flakes uniformly-sized and aligned horizontally to reflect light with lustre.