2017 Mazda CX-5 launched in Malaysia

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 finally makes its launch debut in Malaysia today, following an official preview not too long ago, as well as a bevy of early information before that. The C-segment SUV arrives as a locally-assembled model from Mazda Malaysia’s Inokom plant in Kulim, Kedah.

There will be five variants for customers to choose from – 2.0G 2WD GL, 2.0G 2WD GLS, 2.5G 2WD GLS, 2.2D 2WD GLS and 2.2D AWD GLS – and we’ll touch on pricing as we proceed further.

All variants will come with four-cylinder engines, including a sole diesel and two petrol units. The latter are revised SkyActiv-G powerplants that feature a higher compression ratio of 14:1 (previously 13:1), and come in 2.0 and 2.5 litre capacities.

The smaller of the two makes makes 162 hp and 210 Nm (previously 155 hp and 200 Nm), while the 2.5 litre outputs 192 hp and 257 Nm (previously 185 hp and 250 Nm). As for the oil burner, it is a 2.2 litre turbodiesel that outputs 173 hp and 420 Nm.

All engines are mated to a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission, with drive going to the front wheels, save for the range-topping 2.2D AWD GLS that comes with all-wheel drive. Mazda’s SkyActiv-Vehicle Dynamics suite, including the G-Vectoring Control system is standard across the board.

Equipment wise, we start with the 2.0G 2WD GL that retails for RM134,605.50 on-the-road without insurance. It comes with LED projector headlights (with LED DRLs), bulb-type taillights and front fog lamps, 17-inch wheels (with 225/65 tyres), manual front seat, dual-zone climate control (with rear air-con vents) and keyless start.

There are also rear USB charging ports, fabric upholstery, gunmetal trim, Commander Control and a MZD Connect infotainment system with six speakers and a seven-inch touchscreen. Safety kit on the base variant includes six airbags (front, side and curtain), ABS with EBD, brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and traction control.

The 2.0G 2WD GLS, which is priced at RM148,605.50, adds on LED front fog lamps and taillights, 10-way powered driver’s seat, Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), metal and wood trim, walk away lock, keyless entry, leather upholstery (RM2,900 option for the base variant) and navigation function (RM1,270 option for the base variant).

Another addition to the high-spec 2.0 litre variant is Mazda’s i-Activsense suite featuring Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), forward Smart City Brake Support (SCBS). The variant also gains four parking sensors at the front in addition to the standard four in the rear.

The only 2.5 litre variant – the 2.5G 2WD GLS – goes for 160,996.70, and nets you larger 19-inch wheels (with 225/55 tyres). Beyond that (and the more powerful engine), it is identical in terms of equipment to the 2.0G 2WD GLS.

Moving on to the diesel variants, the i-Activsense suite is further boosted with the addition of Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Lane Keep Assist System (LKA), forward and reverse SCBS, Driver Attention Alert (DAA) and Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH). Both also receive a full colour 4.6-inch display in the instrument cluster instead of the monochrome one fitted to petrol variants.

Price wise, the 2.2D 2WD GLS is yours for RM164,579.10, and if you want all-wheel drive, it is RM175,179.10 for the 2.2D AWD GLS. All variants come with a five-year/100,000 km warranty as well as three-year/60,000 free maintenance package.

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Keep in mind these prices are for cars wearing a metallic paint finish (Sonic Silver, Deep Crystal Blue, Jet Black and Meteor Grey), which is RM400 more than cars with solid paint (Arctic White).

For those who want their CX-5 to be painted with Mazda’s premium colours – Soul Red Crystal (an evolution of Soul Red Metallic), Machine Grey as well as Snowflake Pearl White Pearl Mica – it will cost an extra RM2,000.

For more information and specifications of the new Mazda CX-5, head on over to CarBase.my. Also check out our first look video below, where our man Hafriz Shah gets you acquainted with the Honda CR-V rival.

Mazda CX-5 2.2D AWD GLS

Mazda CX-5 2.5 2WD GLS

Mazda CX-5 2.0 2WD GLS

Mazda CX-5 specification sheets

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