(From L to R) Bermaz Auto director Datuk Abdul Manap, Prima Merdu Sdn Bhd executive director Datuk Amer Hamzah, Bermaz Auto executive director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Ben Yeoh, Mazda Corporation Asean Business office general manager Susumu Niinai, Bermaz Auto general manager of marketing Lee Ai Hoon, Mazda Corporation Japan managing executive officer Hiroshi Inoue and Bermaz Auto executive director Datuk Francis Lee with the new Mazda CX-9 during the Mazda CX-9 Glam Night held at Mazda HQ showroom, Glenmarie. Pic by NSTP/MUHAMMAD SULAIMAN

KUALA LUMPUR: Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the latest Mazda CX-9 with a starting price of RM 289,571, excluding insurance.

There are two variants of the new CX-9 available, which are the Mazda CX-9 Skyactiv-G 2.5L Turbo 2WD and the Mazda CX-9 Skyactiv-G 2.5L Turbo 4WD. The 2WD variant is priced at RM289,571 while the 4WD retails at RM305,912. All prices mentioned are inclusive of six per cent GST, excluding insurance.

The second-generation Mazda CX-9 is powered by a 2.5litre direct-injection turbo-charged petrol engine hooked on a six-speed Skyactiv torque converter automatic transmission. The engine generates 228hp at 5,000rpm and 420Nm of torque from 2,000rpm.

It measures at 5,075mm in length, 1,969mm in width, 1,747mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,930mm. The seven-seater CX-9 weighs 1,858kg and has 230 litres of boot space with all of its seats up, as well as 72 litres of fuel tank capacity.

Both of the Malaysian specification Mazda CX-9s are equipped with G-Vectoring Control (GVC), LED daytime running lights, 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, LED taillights, 8-inch full colour touch screen MZD Connect infotainment system, 12-speaker Bose sound system, full colour heads up display, keyless entry, powered sunroof with sliding and tilt glass, powered tailgate, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and three-zone automatic air-conditioning with vents and controls for rear passengers.

Its core safety features include six airbags, an i-ActivSense advanced driving aid system, which features a lane departure warning system, lane keep assist system, driver attention alert, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, smart city braking support, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, electronic stability control, brake assist, traction control, autonomous emergency braking, dynamic stability control, hill launch assist and Isofix points.

Every purchase of a Mazda CX-9 comes with a five-year or 100,000km warranty, plus three years or 60,000km of free maintenance. There are five colour options available: Machine Grey, Snowflake White Pearl, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver and Jet Black.

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