Just a few days after second-generation Mazda CX-5 was spotted on Malaysian roads, local dealers have now uploaded more photos of the Honda CR-V rival. This is likely the Malaysian-spec CX-5 destined for our local market, although we’ll have to wait for an official launch to confirm anything.

In terms of exterior equipment, the CX-5 gets LED headlights (including LED DRLs), LED fog lamps and LED rear combination taillights. We also see two different wheel designs, with the smaller multi-spoke ones likely the 17-inch option, and the five twin-spoke the larger 19-inch set.

Looking at the exterior badging, the Malaysian-spec CX-5 will be offered with both SkyActiv-G petrol (2.0 and 2.5 litre) and SkyActiv-D diesel (2.2 litre) engines. The engines are paired with a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission, and in the case of the diesel, all-wheel drive is available as well.

The SUV also comes with the SkyActiv-Vehicle Dynamics vehicle motion control technologies, which includes brand’s G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system, which we have detailed for you, here.

As the first-gen CX-5 was offered with Mazda’s i-Activsense suite of safety and driver assistance systems, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to say the new one will get it as well. Expect the same number of airbags (six) as what was offered on the soon-to-be-replaced CX-5.

Moving inside, we see the revised dashboard layout of the CX-5, with a free-standing display screen linked to the MZD Connect infotainment system. There’s also plenty of familiar bits, like the dual-zone air-conditioning system, Commander Control, steering wheel design and leather upholstery is shown in some of the photos.

It shouldn’t be too long before the new CX-5 makes its debut, with Bermaz revealing earlier that a launch could take place in September or October. The SUV will be a locally-assembled (CKD) model from Mazda Malaysia’s Inokom plant in Kulim, which is said to be upgraded to be able to paint premium Mazda colours like Soul Red Metallic (Soul Red Crystal as well?) and Machine Gray.