The CX-5 has constantly been a popular choice for budding owners and this diesel variant priced at RM166,789 (including GST and insurance) is no exception and comes with a three-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first) as well as a three-year or 60,000km free service package.
The smooth and quick-shifting SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission provides quick access to the 173hp and 420Nm of rated output from the 2.2-litre aluminium turbo-diesel engine, which has eliminated the need for an expensive after-treatment system thanks to a more complete combustion cycle and lower emissions.
This compact SUV comes rolling in on a set of stylish 19-inch wheels with 255/55 series tyres, to match well with the CX-5’s curvaceous body that’s accented by subtle lines along its sheetmetal - giving that muscular presence about it, which is in line with the Japanese carmaker’s Kodo - Soul of Motion design cues.
Sophistication for the CX-5 is enhanced with the predominant use of LEDs, specifically for the automatic headlights with auto-levelling function, daytime running lights, front fog lamps and rear combination lights.
Notable items such as keyless entry, push-start button, cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate controls and an auto-dimming rear view mirror help to make its spacious cabin a stress-free zone, allowing drivers to concentrate on the deed at hand.
For entertainment, the 7.0-inch full-colour touchscreen display delivers both visual and audio clarity from its radio/CD/MP3, navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, AUX and two USB ports that’s connected to six speakers, while drivers are able to comprehensively use the Commander Control knob.
And for greater confidence on the road, the CX-5 comes highly equipped.
The SUV has six airbags, anti-lock braking system, dynamic stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, emergency brake assist, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, smart city brake support, traction control, blind spot monitoring, emergency stop signal, tyre pressure monitoring system and ISOFIX anchor points.