2024 CKD Mazda CX-5 Facelift Launched Locally From RM 145k

This Mazda mid-sized SUV nets a slightly different face and more kit within with this new update. 

Continuing on with its practice of offering incremental updates every few years, Mazda has since launched yet another slight revision for its CX-5 in Malaysia for 2024. This minor refresh for the automaker’s best-selling model globally brings with it a slightly different looking face, and some new additions to the kit list across its 5 existing locally-assembled variants available. 

Starting with the changes on its exterior first, this particular round of revision is headlined by a front fascia that has been made more three-dimensional. This change comes courtesy of a restyled grille and bumper, with the latter netting a smaller central air intake. 

New too on the outside of this Mazda is its LED Signature headlights (2.0L High and up only) and taillights, which now feature a pair of oblong light signatures that apparently ‘hint a greater aggression and performance whilst emphasising the CX-5’s wide and planted stance’. The exterior revisions are then rounded off by slightly different-looking alloy wheels, which are 17-inch units on the 2.0L Mid and High variants and 19-inchers on the higher three trims in its lineup.  

And in continuing a little bit more regarding the differences between the various trims in this newly updated CX-5, the 2.0L Mid variant gets updated with Mazda’s Advanced Keyless Entry while the 2.0L High variants and above now come equipped with Paddle Shifters. The three higher-end variants also receive front ventilation for its newly-redesigned seats, which are to be a step above the manual fabric units on the 2.0L Mid trim and non-cooled electrically adjustable leather units on the 2.0L High. 

Similarly, the three trims with engines larger than 2.0-litres are the only within the lineup to to net the seven-inch TFT LCD multi-info instrument display. The two 2.0-litre variants instead features a smaller 4.6-inch display, with the base Mid even losing out on the cult-info display as on the 2.0L High. 

All trims of this updated CX-5 nevertheless are to now be had with auto-folding outer rear view mirrors, LED interior lighting, a Qi Wireless Charger and an 8-inch central infotainment display with wireless Apple CarPlay integration. Mazda also touts for this particular update to bring with it revised springs and dampers, in addition to ‘increased rigidity of the lateral frame near its body centre’ to further improve its already rather good ride and handling characteristics. 

As for what lies under the hood on the other hand, Mazda has not announced any tangible improvements to the four power plants (2.0L naturally aspirated, 2.5L naturally aspirated, 2.5L turbo and 2.2L diesel, all of which is mated to a six-speed auto) it continues to offer with the CX-5. It has however highlighted that the 2.5T AWD variant now features its Mi-Drive driving mode selector, which enables drivers to toggle between ‘Normal, Sport and Off-Road’. 

Mazda has also highlighted for the new CX-5 2.0L High variants and above to now be equipped with new addition of i-Activsense Advanced Driver Assist Safety package. This brings with it Smart Brake Support (SBS), Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) with Stop & Go) and Cruising & Traffic Support (CTS), and a 360º surround view camera.

Locally assembled at the Inokom Assembly plant in Kulim, Kedah, the newly updated Mazda CX-5 is offered in Malaysia in Jet Black, Snowflake White Pearl, Machine Gray, Deep Crystal Blue, Soul Red Crystal, Polymetal Gray and Platinum Quartz. This model is covered by a five-year, 100,000 km manufacturer’s warranty, with the free maintenance package offered for the same duration and mileage.

The selling prices for the 2024 Mazda CX-5 by variant are as follows: 

  • Mazda CX-5 2.0L 2WD Mid: RM 144,469.20
  • Mazda CX-5 2.0L 2WD High: RM 161,469.20
  • Mazda CX-5 2.5L 2WD High: RM 174,960.40
  • Mazda CX-5 2.2D 2WD High: RM 180,322.80
  • Mazda CX-5 2.5T AWD High: RM 188,760.40

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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