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Hang on, what’s this? It would seem as though advertisements for the upcoming Mazda CX-5 facelift have surfaced on our sister classifieds site, oto.my. In an earlier report, we mentioned that the facelifted crossover was due to arrive on Malaysian soil at the end of the year.

However, with ads already popping up, this could only indicate that the Mazda CX-5 facelift is set to make its local debut a lot sooner than we would have thought. A Bermaz source has revealed a launch date of somewhere between April and May this year.

The Mazda CX-5 facelift will initially be brought in as a CBU model with CKD operations expected to commence a while after the launch. As illustrated in the ad, the CX-5 facelift will be made available with in a 2.5 litre/all-wheel drive guise.

As is the case with most facelifts, the 2.5 AWD CX-5 facelift will arrive with more obvious front grille inserts, restyled bi-xenon head lamps with LED daytime running lights as well as LED rear lamps. Inside, the new car gets a seven-inch TFT touchscreen infotainment system replete with navigation and a reverse camera.

Other goodies include an electronic parking brake, keyless entry with push start button, automatic windscreen wipers, automatic dimming rear view mirror and a 9-speaker Bose sound system. On the safety front, it would seem that the Malaysian-spec 2.5 litre AWD CX-5 will be kitted out with a total of six airbags.

Elsewhere, the usual array of ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), brake assist, stability and traction control are featured. Further information from the ad discloses the power figures from the 2.5 litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine – a total of 185 hp and 250 Nm of torque is touted.

GALLERY: Malaysian-spec pre-facelift Mazda CX-5 2.5

GALLERY: Mazda CX-5 facelift

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