Mazda Malaysia (Bermaz) today held an official unveiling for the anticipated MX-5 RF and New CX-9 at the Setia Convention Center in Setia Alam. The Mazda MX-5 RF and new CX-9 debuts in conjunction with the “Let’s Celebrate Driving Road Tour”, to be kicked off from today (27 April) until Sunday.

At the “Let’s Celebrate Driving” test drive event and road tour, customers will able to view the new models with G-Vectoring Control (GVC) (Mazda2, Mazda3 and CX-3). the newly launched MX-5 RF hard top and the new CX-9. Interested parties will be able to test-drive and discover the new models with GVC, as well as the MX-5 hardtop and new CX-9. GVC is Mazda’s latest driving enhancement to further improve vehicle dynamics.

In addition, there are loads of attractive rebates and complimentary gifts awaiting visitors at the Mazda Let’s Celebrate Driving roadshow. For example, the Mazda3 is now available from RM99,000, pre-owned vehicles starts from as low as RM60,000, Mazda Bonanza vouchers worth up to RM500,000 up for grabs and numerous fun-filled activities just for families and kids.

Mazda MX-5 RF: A Roadster you won’t want to miss

The Mazda MX-5 RF (hardtop), based on the fourth-generation world’s best selling Roadster, is the second MX-5 variant brought into the dometic market by Mazda Malaysia. Following an encouraging sales from the soft top version, Mazda Malaysia is confident that the hard top will emulate the success of the soft top, despite its RM248K price tag and limited quantity. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF will be available with manual or auto transmission. Due to the limited production, a waiting period of up to six months for interested customers is expected.

In looks, the MX-5 RF features a smooth roofline that curves down to the rear end, and its unique rear roof and retractable back window offer a new open-air feeling. Stowing the roof efficiently in the limited space available enables the Roadster RF to offer almost the same trunk space (127 liters) as the soft-top variant. The RF’s body-colored roof further illustrates the beauty of the roof line. Furthermore, 17-inch, 8-spoke chrome-finished aluminum wheels, painted in piano black, give the MX-5 RF an expressive stance.

Moving into the interior, the MX-5 RF’s cabin space conveys a sense of quality with the inception of high-quality Nappa leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering, leather shifter knob, 9-speaker BOSE audio system with integrated headrest-mounted speakers, a 4.6-inch full-color TFT gauge and a seven-inch Mazda CONNECT touchscreen infotainment system, and LED head- and rear-lights.

The MX-5 RF is powered by the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine. With greater displacement than the engine in the soft-top version, it realizes a refined driving performance that matches the model’s core value: ‘Jibba Ittai’. Depending on the grade of the MX-5 RF available in the country, highlights to ensure more driving fun include optional bucket seats and Brembo brakes. Standard brakes comprise the 15-inch ventilated front disc, plus 15-inch solid rear disc.

On suspensions, the MX-5 RF inherits the soft-top’s double-wishbone and multilink suspension, in the front and rear, for that impecaable driving dynamics and sports car handling.

The MX-5 RF is available in 4 colors (Soul Red Metallic, Crystal White Pearl, Machine Grey and Jet Black) at a price of RM 248,182.65 including insurance.

New CX-9: A Large SUV with an attitude

The new CX-9 started production in Japan in February 2016, and since then the large SUV from Mazda has been made available in several countries across Asia and Oceania.

Although the new CX-9 is an Australian-spec, Mazda Malaysia has revealed that the Malaysian spec will be introduced in the 3rd quarter of the year.

The new CX-9 is a high-end model of the new-generation Mazda line-up featuring the full range of SKYACTIV Technology, G-Vectoring Control and KODO-Soul of Motion design.

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.

The spacious interior is finished with quality craftsmanship, with the latest in connectivity, passenger comfort and i-ACTIVSENSE technology. The Mazda CX-9 is a seven-seater that brings together unmatched luxury. Highlights include 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 new CX-9 is powered by a 2.5-liter direct injection turbocharged gasoline engine, known as SKYACTIV-G 2.5T.

The CX-9 Aussie-spec comprises of 2WD and AWD variants, with five color options: Sonic Silver, Deep Crystal Blue, Snowflake White Pearl, Machine Grey and Jet Black.The new Mazda CX-9 2WD retails for RM 316,788.02 and the 4WD version goes for RM333,128.98, all prices are on-the-road with insurance.

Mazda GVC models

The Mazda6, both SKYACTIV-G and SKYACTIV-D, now includes G-Vectoring Control (GVC) with small updates on the exterior and interior such as; larger side turn light, improved steering design and HUD now comes with Multi Info Display (MID). Mazda6 SKYACTIV-G petrol variant is offered in both sedan and touring versions.

There are seven body hues for the Mazda6, including Soul Red Metallic, Sonic Silver, Deep Crystal Blue, Snowflake White Pearl, Meteor Grey, Machine Grey and Jet Black. Retail prices start from  RM 170,407.60, with insurance. The Mazda6 diesel variant, only in sedan version, is priced from RM 215,264.70, with insurance.

The Mazda CX-3 GVC comes with exterior side door garnishes, along with two new body colors, Eternal Blue Mica and Machine Gray Metallic; on top of the seven existing color palette. The CX-3 GVC has a starting price of RM 138,373.25, with insurance.

Mazda3 GVC, available in both sedan and hatchback, comes in 4 colors Artic White, Blue Reflex, Meteor Grey and Aluminium Metallic. Prices range from RM 113,598.79 till RM 132,494.87, with insurance; depending on Solid or Metallic colors.