Images of 2022 Mazda CX-5 facelift emerge online

Updated Sep 10, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

It has been spotted out in the open clear as day. 

According to a Chinese website called Autospy, the current generation model of the Mazda CX-5 will be getting a facelift for the 2022 model year. And as far as the pictures go, it looks like the changes on the said crossover are quite subtle.  

A picture of the facelifted Mazda CX-5

The facelifted 2022 Mazda CX-5, out in the open, just like that

For instance, the front end now gets a reshaped grille. The silver trim on the bottom of the grille has lost the pair of pointy bits that extend towards the bottom sides of the headlamps, and the headlamps themselves appear to have new L-shaped graphics.  

The bumpers are also different, and they now appear similar to the ones found on the Mazda3. Furthermore, the black-colored foglamp housing as well as the foglamps have disappeared. 

There will also be some minor changes on its rear end. The taillights look sharper than the ones on the previous model, and the red-colored reflectors are smaller. The aforementioned parts were also relocated just above the car’s tailpipes.  

The facelifted CX-5 from the rear

The facelifted CX-5 from the rear

While exterior shots of the facelifted CX-5 have surfaced, we are still yet to see any pictures of the said car’s interior. As hinted by the Japanese-spec CX-5's 2021 update though, the 2022 facelift pictured in this article might also receive new seats, as well as a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen headunit.  

As for the facelifted CX-5's powertrains and its mechanical bits, nothing is hinted at by the leak. Do note however that being an update of the currently available second-gen model, it is highly likely that it will keep using the same set of engines and other mechanical pieces. 

Then there’s the fact that the said pictures have surfaced in China. This then begs the question: is this going to be a global Mazda CX-5 model, or is it a China exclusive? For now, we do not yet know. 

A picture of the facelifted 2022 Mazda CX-5

This one looks like a higher-spec trim

Do you like how the facelifted CX-5 looks? Or do you think that the exterior design changes are too subtle?  

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Know more about Mazda CX-5 2021

Mazda CX-5

The CX-5 is a compact crossover, the first model to carry the Japanese auto giant Mazda's Kodo design language previewed on the Shinari concept in 2010. It is also the first to feature Mazda's full complement of SKYACTIV technologies, combining a rigid yet lightweight platform with efficient powertrains that reduce fuel consumption.  

For the Philippine market, the CX-5 is currently sold in four variants: 2.0 Pro FWD, 2.0 Sport FWD, 2.0 Sport AWD, and 2.2 Signature AWD.  

From ₱1,730,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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