Monday, October 06, 2008

Mazda CX-9 SUV / Crossover

Had the pleasure of going for a ride in a friend's new Mazda CX-9 SUV/Crossover. It was really nice!

The Mazda CX-9 is a full-size crossover SUV, also described as a "modern station wagon", built by Mazda. It replaced the Mazda MPV minivan for North America. The CX-9 was unveiled on April 13, 2006 at the New York International Auto Show and went on sale in February 2007.
The CX-9 is built on the Ford CD3 Platform and is a front-wheel drive vehicle with an optional All-wheel drive system in the Grand Touring Model. Although it is similar in appearance to the smaller Mazda CX-7, the CX-9 shares little of that vehicle's platform components.
The CX-9 is manufactured at Mazda's Ujina 1 plant in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

The 2007 CX-9 was the first Mazda to use the 3.5 litre Cyclone V6. Standard safety equipment includes Dynamic Stability Control, traction control, Roll Stability Control, front side impact airbags and three row side curtain airbags. The CX-9 offers options such as DVD navigation system, handsfree Bluetooth phone link, backup camera, rear entertainment system with Bose 5.1 surround sound. Transmission is in the form of a 6-speed F21 automatic.

I think it's a really nice place to be! No frills and classy, and very well put together.

Excellent interior build quality, very Germanic! And the stock Bose sound system is one of the best I have ever experienced!

Full ventilation control for the 2nd row...

There's even a third row, for small-ish people!

Cool lighting ...

No keyless go on the official local imports, but even the key fob is impeccably built!

Cost? Bermaz (Berjaya Mazda) can provide one to you, if you have RM$295K handy!

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