The all-new second-generation Mazda CX-9 is no stranger to the Malaysian market for Bermaz Motors previously sold limited numbers CX-9 in Australian specification. Now, Bermaz has finally introduced the official Malaysian specification of the CX-9.
Aside from the newly added LED daytime running lights (thankfully), it wears the exact exterior kit as the Australian model which means – full LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, LED taillamps, chrome grille, keyless entry, dual exhaust tips, chrome trims all round and 20-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels.
|Name||Mazda CX-9 2.5L Skyactiv Turbo (2WD)||Mazda CX-9 2.5L Skyactiv Turbo (4WD)|
|Engine||2,488cc; inline 4-cylinder, direct injection with Dynamic Pressure Turbo|
|Transmission||6-speed SkyActiv-Drive Automatic|
|Max Power||227 hp @ 5,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||420 Nm @ 2,000 rpm|
|Price (OTR without insurance)||RM281,449.70||RM297,349.70|
Inside, our local CX-9 receives the same equipment as our friends in the Land Down Under with the spec sheet reading – dual-tone leather upholstery, multifunctional steering wheel, 8.0-inch MZD Connect Infotainment, powered sunroof, triple-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, Active Info Driving Display, powered tailgate and a 12-speaker BOSE Surround premium sound system. If you are wondering whether the third-row seats are liveable for adults, we have detailed our experience in our review of the CX-9 (Australian-spec).
Under the bonnet, you’ll find Mazda’s first turbocharged SkyActiv engine, the 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder SkyActiv-G engine paired to a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission with Sports mode – activated via a rocker switch by the gear lever. This combo is good for 227 hp and 420 Nm of torque – comparable to the diesel-powered SkyActiv-D mill.
Buyers can have their CX-9 in two or four-wheel drive layout. Like the rest of its siblings, our CX-9 will now come with G-Vectoring Control (GVC) as standard. GVC works by adjusting power delivery and shifting vehicle weight according to the driver’s steering input resulting in improved handling and ride comfort around the corners and in a straight line.
Curiously, Bermaz has omitted the i-Stop idle start/stop function and i-ELOOP energy recovery system – both systems help to improve overall fuel economy. Bermaz quotes a fuel consumption of 8.98 litres for every 100 km travelled for the AWD variant – 0.18 litres more than the Australian-spec that came with the said systems.
Safety wise, the CX-9 now comes with Lane Keep Assist (LAS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Driver Attention Alert on top of the usual six-airbags, ABS, EBD, Emergency Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, Speed Sensing Auto Lock, Hill Start Assist, Smart City Brake Support and ISOFIX mounting points.
The CX-9 is available in five exterior shades – Machine Grey, Snowflake White Pearl, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver and Jet Black. All purchases of the Mazda CX-9 will come with the new 5-Years or 100,000 km warranty along with 3-Years/60,000 km free service package. We had the opportunity to sample the Australian-spec CX-9 and we are truly impressed by its buttery smooth powertrain. Read our full review here.
Mazda CX-9 2.5L 2WD (Local-spec)
Mazda CX-9 2.5L 2WD (Australian-spec)