Mazda cx-5 ckd

The official pricing for the Mazda CX-5 CKD is now out, and the good news is that it’s lower than the initial estimation bandied about back in February, across the board. Prices for the locally-assembled SUV now begins at RM136,943 for the 2WD Mid Spec variant, around RM7,000 cheaper than the RM144,125 stated in February.

The 2WD High Spec, meanwhile, is priced at RM144,125, less by RM5,000 from the initial RM149,255 mentioned. As for the range-topping 4WD High Spec version, it’s going for RM154,385, also about RM5k less that the RM159,515 stated then. All prices are on-the-road, including insurance.

The pricing is certainly very attractive, considering that when the CX-5 was introduced in May 2012, the Japanese CBU form went for RM159,500 (2WD) and RM169,760 (AWD), both in the same high specification.

cx-5 ckd price june 2013

The new CKD pricing reflects a RM15k difference from the CBU versions for both 2WD High Spec and 4WD High Spec models, not an insignificant sum. Apparently, the SUV has managed to obtain energy efficient vehicle (EEV) consideration from the government, and benefits from a lower tax as a result.

The CX-5 SUV is the second locally-assembled Mazda built at Inokom’s facility in Kedah, following the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback. In July 2012, local distributor Bermaz Motor inked a JV agreement with Mazda Motor Corporation to increase local assembly and manufacturing activities in Malaysia.

Mazda’s entry saw the establishment of Mazda Malaysia, which is responsible for both manufacturing and increasing localisation activities to support Bermaz Motor’s sales and marketing efforts. Mazda has a 70% share in the JV, with the rest held by Bermaz.