Following the earlier unveiling of the New Mazda CX-9 Australian-spec, Mazda Malaysia has introduced the CX-9 Malaysian-spec at fractionally lower prices. The previous CX-9 Aussie-spec offered in two variants 2WD and AWD was listed at RM 316,788.02 and RM333,128.98. The CX-9 Malaysian version rounds out to RM 281,449.70 and RM 297,349.70.
In overall impression, the Mazda CX-9 features sleek motifs with long wheelbase and sporty proportions. With the ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme, the CX-9 has reached its full circle as one of the highly desirable large Crossover SUVs.
As the flagship model, the interior carries that premium feel and ambience like any luxury SUVs. Examples of a refined interior include a driver-centric cockpit design, an Mazda Connect Integrated Infotainment system and MMI care-free control, as well as a premium audio and navigation system, satin-silver finished decorative items, a refined and predominantly black cabin, white meter illumination and an organized center stack, along with the Bordeaux Metal decorative panels. The spacious interior is finished with quality craftsmanship, with the latest in connectivity and passenger comfort.
Under the hood, the Mazda CX-9 Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo features the world’s first Dynamic Pressure turbo with a 4-3-1 exhaust manifold that delivers instantaneous and linear torque and smooth seamless power. Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGT) cooling system reduces combustion temperature, giving both improved efficiency and fuel economy. Power is rated at 228 hp/5000 rpm while torque is a whopping 420Nm/2000rpm.
With GVC (G-Vectoring Control), the Mazda CX-9 has pretty reliable vehicle dynamics with smoother acceleration and tighter cornering. The inclusion of I-ACTIVSENSE provides the flagship model with a series of advanced safety technologies such as; Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH), Smart City Brake System (SCBS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Lane-Keep Assist System (LAS) and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Driver Attention Alert (DAA).
The structure of the CX-9 is reinforced with the SKYACTIV Chassis and SKYACTIV-Body that is rigid and guarantees top-notch NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness).
The Mazda CX-9 is offered in five colors: Machine Grey (Premium), Snowflake White Pearl (Premium), Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver and Jet Black.