Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo and upgraded Mazda 6 announced

By thoriq, 12 September 2019
2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Mazda 6

The turbocharged variant of the popular Mazda CX-5 crossover we reported earlier is now open for bookings locally alongside four other variants. Alongside it, Mazda Malaysia also announced the availability of the upgraded Mazda 6 line up.

There’s plenty to look forward to in both. Here’s an overview of each and what you can expect out of them.

2019 Mazda CX-5
The ever-popular crossover model sees its line up streamlined with five variants starting with the 2.0 GL 2WD base model, followed by the 2.0 GLS 2WD, 2.5 GLS 2WD, a brand new 2.5 Turbo AWD, as well as a 2.2D GLS 2WD.

Aptly, Mazda Malaysia have dropped the oil-burning 2.2D GLS AWD variant, adding in a brand new and petrol-powered 2.5 Turbo AWD variant into the line up instead. Aptly, the latter has the latest Mazda powertrain package in this line up.

All engine options are paired with a six-speed Skyactiv Drive automatic box as well as i-Stop idling stop-start feature. Also standard across the board is Mazda’s novel yet ingenious G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) suite.

On board, Mazda Malaysia have specified plenty of common standard features in all. Highlights include keyless ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear vents, electronic parking brake with brake hold, plus steering-mounted controls.

By the way, the standard-equipped MZD Connect infotainment system gets a 7-inch touchscreen, Commander Control interface, a six-speaker hifi setup, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Further differences between the variants revolves around the instrument cluster, with 2.0 variants brimmed with a 4.6-inch TFT LCD screen, whilst the 2.5 and 2.2D variants benefit with a seven-inch unit instead.

Higher-end variants also benefit with a a 360-degree parking camera while both the 2.5L Turbo and 2.2D GLS 2WD are exclusively equipped with a windscreen-projected head-up display. Notably, higher-end variants also benefit with added safety through the addition of Mazda’s i-Activesense driver aids such as Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Lane-Keep Assist System (LAS).

Mazda Malaysia hasn’t revealed official prices for the revamped 2019 Mazda CX-5 line up as yet, but did confirm that bookings are now open through authorised Mazda showrooms and dealerships nationwide.

2019 Mazda 6
Mazda’s venerable D-segment fighter benefits with a host of upgrades in this new 2019MY guise. Sadly, the peppy 2.5-litre turbocharged 4-cyl engine option seen in the CX-5 isn’t part of this update, but there’s still plenty to bask in.

Like before, you can have the Mazda 6 in either sedan or wagon body form, the latter offered exclusively with the choice between a 2.5-litre petrol or 2.2-litre diesel powetrain options.

New features on board consists firstly with the GVC Plus suite, followed by the inclusion of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity functions via the 8.0-inch MZD Connect infotainment display unit.

Notably, the base 2.0-litre variant now sports 17-inch wheels, auto LED headlamps, autofold wing mirrors, electronic parking brake, auto dimming rear view mirror, steering-mounted controls, leather seats, dual-zone auto climate controls with rear vents, powered front seats, reverse camera, 6-speakers and six airbags amongst many.

The higher-spec 2.5-litre and 2.2-litre diesel variants sees its features list bolstered with keyless entry, sunroof, full-colour multi-info display, full-colour head-up display, paddleshifters, Bose 11-speaker hifi, navigation function, 360-degree parking camera, i-Eloop regenerative braking (sedan only) and the a full swing of i-Activsense driver assist features.

As for price, be ready to cough up RM173,659 for the 2.0L Sedan, RM211,148 for the 2.5L Sedan, RM215,148 for the 2.5L Touring, and RM219,851 for the oil-burning 2.2L Diesel Sedan (OTR without insurance).