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Mazda Malaysia has quietly introduced the Mazda CX-5 2.5 in the country, as evidenced by this price list. Fully imported (CBU) from Japan in limited units, the Mazda CX-5 2.5 appears to get all of the locally-assembled (CKD) 2.0 High Spec‘s equipment, plus an i-stop start/stop system, sunroof and a nine-speaker Bose sound system.
However, the CX-5 2.5 CBU does not get the 255/55 R19 wheels fitted to the initial batch of CBU 2.0 cars – it continues to ride on the CKD 2.0′s 225/65 R17 alloys. The 2.5 litre SkyActiv-G four-cylinder petrol engine (also found in the Mazda6 2.5) develops 184 hp at 5,700 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, compared to the 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G’s 153 hp at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Estimated prices are thus: RM165,067 for the 2WD and RM175,327 for the 4WD, OTR with insurance. In comparison, the CKD 2.0 car is priced from RM137k-154k, while the early CBU 2.0 car was priced from RM160k-170k.