Today we’re offering you a first look of the Mazda CX-5 facelift, seen here on test in Europe with most of the updated bits taped over.

What they couldn’t really cover up is the new front grille, which switches from the current CX-5’s honeycomb design to one with five horizontal bars. The front bumper looks exactly the same save for the lack of foglamps, but this might change for the final product.

Both the headlamps and tail lamps are covered up, indicating changes in the design. If you peek through the disguise on the headlamps, you can see that they have been given LED light bars to serve as daytime running lights. The DRL design looks similiar to the new Mazda 2’s headlamps.

The tail lamp graphics seem to have been inspired by the same semi-circle design that’s featured on the Mazda 2’s tail lamps as well.