Mazda Malaysia has now released full specifications of the 2019 CX-5 ahead of the SUV’s official launch, with buyers being able to choose from a total of five Variants and four engine choices. For now, there is no word on official pricing but those interested can begin placing their bookings for the locally-assembled (CKD) SUV.
The CX-5 Variant line-up starts with the base 2.0 GL 2WD, which is followed by the 2.0 GLS 2WD, 2.5L GLS 2WD, 2.5L Turbo Awd and lastly, the 2.2D GLS 2WD. As you can see, the new turbocharged petrol variant is the only one that comes with all-wheel drive, with the previous 2.2D GLS AWD option having been dropped.
In terms of engines, all 2.0 variants come with a SkyActiv-G 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol unit that serves up 162 hp at 6,000 rpm and 213 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Meanwhile, the 2.5 GLS 2WD gets a larger-displacement 2.5 litre engine with 192 hp at 6,000 rpm and 258 Nm at 4,000 rpm.
The 2.5L Turbo AWD variant also has an engine displacement of 2.5 litres, but with the presence of a turbocharger, the mill makes 228 hp at 5,000 rpm and 420 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Finally, the sole diesel offering utilises a SkyActiv-D 2.2 litre turbocharged four-cylinder making 188 hp at 4,500 rpm and 450 Nm at 2,000 rpm.
All engines are paired with a SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission and feature the i-Stop idling system. The Mazda G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) system is also standard fitment for all variants here.
As for exterior equipment, all 2.0 variants come with 17-inch alloy wheels (with 225/65 series tyres), while the rest of the range gets 19-inch units (with 225/55 series tyres) instead.
All variants get automatic LED headlamps, taillights, fog lamps and daytime running lights by default, with the exception of the 2.0 GL 2WD that has bulb-type DRLs instead. The base variant also loses out on keyless entry, a powered tailgate and parking sensors (four front and four rear).
Moving inside, commonalities across the line-up include keyless start, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear vents, an electronic parking brake with brake hold, and a multi-function steering wheel. Also standard is the Mazda Connect infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen, Commander Control, six speakers and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Aside from the base variant, all others will come with electric powered front seats (10-way driver with memory function, six-way passenger), leather upholstery, as well as metal and wood trim – the 2.0 GL 2WD has gunmetal trim.
Further differences between the variants involve the instrument cluster, with 2.0 variants receiving a 4.6-inch TFT LCD screen, while a seven-inch unit is applied to the 2.5 and 2.2D options. Additionally, base option only gets a reverse camera and not a 360-degree view monitor found on every other variant. The 2.5L Turbo and 2.2D GLS 2WD are the only ones that come with Active Driving Display, a windscreen-projected head-up display.
It is pretty much identical for all variants when it comes to safety kit, which includes six airbags (front, side and curtain), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control System (TCS), ABS, EBD, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Launch Assist (HLA) and Isofix child seat anchors.
Things are different when it comes to advance safety systems, with the base variant missing out on everything. The 2.0 GLS 2WD and 2.5 GLS 2WD come with the Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Smart City Brake Support Forward (SCBS F), but only the latter gains Driver Attention Alert (DAA) and Smart City Brake Support Reverse (SCBS R).
Moving on, the 2.5L Turbo AWD and 2.2D GLS AWD add on Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Lane-Keep Assist System (LAS); there is no Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) here.
Customers will get to choose from eight colours – Soul Red Crystal, Machine Grey, Snowflake White Pearl, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Meteor Grey, Jet Black and Arctic White. According to the company, official pricing will be revealed at a later date, and all CX-5s will come with a five-year/100,000-km warranty and free maintenance package.
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