The 2021 Mazda CX-5 GT has recently debuted in Indonesia, with only a few upgrades compared to the Mobil Mazda currently on sale, including equipment, screens, and engines.
The exterior of the 2021 CX-5 is not very different, with the highly recognizable and sharp LED headlights and the “angel wings” design of the tail lights being retained. The most significant changes are in the interior design, with the addition of a head-up display and the central touchscreen console being upgraded to 8 inches and supporting the latest wireless Apple Carplay and, naturally, Android Auto.
The engine has only been optimized in terms of software, for example, the 2.5L Skyactiv-G engine has a maximum horsepower of 190 PS and a peak torque of 251 Nm, an increase of 4 PS and 6 Nm respectively compared to the previous version, and cylinder deactivation technology has been introduced this time, meaning that the engine will automatically shut down both cylinders in certain situations such as when the car is idling, in order to achieve better fuel consumption and lower emissions.
The CX-5 is currently sold in China on a CKD basis and is available in other South East Asian markets (e.g. Thailand), so I believe that if an upgraded version is launched in neighboring countries, then the Chinese market should also be on the drawing board, and we expect to see this upgraded version in the first half of this year.