Petaling Jaya, 11 October 2017 – The much anticipated new Mazda CX-5 was launched today, in the presence of Hiroshi Inoue, managing executive officer, Susumu Niinai, general manager, Asean business office, Minoru Takata, program manager, Mazda Motor Corporation, Dato Sri Ben Yeoh, CEO, Dato’ Francis Lee, executive director, Bermaz Motor, Dato’ Amer Hamzah, executive director, Prima Merdu, guests and the media.
“Our sales target is between 500 – 600 units a month,” said Dato Sri Ben.
“The area of major improvement is the noise reduction in the interior,” said Takata.
The exterior has been redesigned for a bolder and more dynamic stance to express the feeling of acceleration in one movement. They include a new honeycomb-style grille and redesigned chrome signature wing. These combined with slimmer front headlights create a deeply curved masculine expression. At the rear, it receives new rear lights design in a two layer moulded outer lens.
A more symmetrical dashboard layout that focuses on driver orientation is the interior. The commander console is elevated, surrounding the lower body for better ergonomics, and sense of toughness, stability and control. The 7-inch full colour touchscreen display for the MZD CONNECT Infotainment has been redesigned and repositioned to the top of the dashboard, close to the driver’s natural line of sight, making it less distracting and easier to see and use.
Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE dynamic safety features include Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH), Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), Smart City Brake System (SCBS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Keep Assist System (LAS) and Driver Attention Alert (DAA).
The new CX-5 is available in SKYACTIV-G 2.0L, SKYACTIV 2.5L and SKYACTIV-D 2.2L. The 2.0L and 2.5L are only available in 2WD, and the 2.2L available in 2WD & AWD. The price for the 2.0L starts from RM134,205.50, 2.5L from RM160,596.70, and 2.2L from RM164,179.10 (all prices OTR without insurance). The colour choices are Soul Red Crystal*, Machine Grey*, Snowflake White Pearl*, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Meteor Grey, Jet Black and Arctic White. (*Premium Colours will require additional RM 2,000).
All new Mazda vehicles registered from 1st February 2017 will enjoy 5-year/100,000km manufacturing warranty and 3-year/60,000km free maintenance. In addition, customers will be able a 3-year free scheduled maintenance according to manufacturer’s standards. The 5-year manufacturing warranty and 3-year maintenance applies to all models except the BT-50 pickup.