Yesterday, Bermaz gave the media a preview of the new Mazda CX-5, which is expected to go on sale very soon. We’ve already provided you with a comprehensive report detailing the specifications and pricing of the new SUV, but you can also watch our quick walk-around tour above for a more visual look of the car.

Available with the same five variants as before, the new CX-5 range will start from RM134,606 for the base 2.0G 2WD GL petrol and stretch all the way to RM175,179 for the range-topping 2.2D AWD GLS diesel. There’s more kit across the board, especially on the safety front – all but the base model will be offered with i-ActivSense driver assistance systems.

Engine options are also identical to the outgoing model, but the petrol models get a higher 14:1 compression ratio and make more power than before – 162 hp and 210 Nm of torque on the 2.0 litre direct-injected SkyActiv-G mill and 192 hp and 257 Nm on the 2.5 litre version. The 173 hp/420 Nm 2.2 litre SkyActiv-D turbodiesel is carried over, as is the standard-fit six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission.

Want to know all that’s new with the new Mazda CX-5? Then watch as our man Hafriz Shah takes you through the ins and outs of Hiroshima’s latest CR-V rival. Let us know what you think in the comments section after the jump.