Mazda Teases Debut Of CX-5 Facelift In Malaysia

Mazda is just one week away from introducing a new CX-5 facelift into the Malaysian market. The 2024 facelift is scheduled to debut on January 30, according to a social media post by Bermaz Motor. This most recent teaser image shows an updated nose section, which includes a revised front bumper and headlight design.

“Something sleek, powerful, and extraordinary is about to hit the streets of Malaysia,” the firm posted on social media. Speaking in abstract, sometimes confusing terminology, the post added that Mazda will unveil a mystery that will redefine the driving experience.

Given that the CX-5’s facelift was first revealed to the world in late 2021, it is not particularly new. Malaysia is finally introducing this new revised crossover, which comes just before an all-new version is slated to debut in 2025.

The CX-5 has undergone a makeover that is part of the SUV’s ongoing evolution. The front fascia has been reworked with a new three-dimensional grille and characteristic wing design. The lower corners of the front bumper, like those of the Mazda 3 hatchback, are devoid of any plastic trim or housing for the LED fog lamps.

No other information has been revealed as the January 30 premiere in Malaysia rapidly approaches. But as so often happens in the lead-up to a launch—the manufacturers themselves are quite often behind the leaked information for obvious reasons—some CX-5 facelift details were leaked online late last year.

If that information is accurate, the new CX-5 will come in five variants, starting with the 2.0G 2WD basic model and ranging up to the 2.5G 2WD High TC. We also learned back then that the CX-5 facelift will come with two new colour options, polymetal grey being one of them.

There are presently 5 variations of the CX-5 available in Malaysia, with 2 petrol and 1 diesel engine options. As expected, every version will remain in stock for the next facelift of the Mazda CX-5.

OUR THOUGHTS

As new versions of more and more highly competitive rivals enter the market, like the Audi Q2, BMW X2, BYD Atto 3, Citroen C3 Aircross, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tuscan and Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Honda HR-V, Haval 2, Jeep Compass, Mini Countryman, Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 2008, and Subaru XV, just to name a few, Mazda’s most popular and biggest-selling crossover—the CX-5’s cosmetic touch-ups will be well-received by an eager clientele eager to get into one of the segment’s best-looking SUVs.

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