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Published on May 16th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Mazda CX-5 SUV Finds 600 Plus New Owners_Much More Than Expected

Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd/ Prima Merdu Sdn Bhd have chalked up an impressive 600 plus orders for the latest SKYACTIV® Engineered Mazda CX-5 premium SUV, which is possibly the most exciting crossover model in its price range to hit our shores this year. The Mazda CX-5 is a completely new model that represents Mazda’s solution to the challenge of producing cars that deliver pleasing driving dynamics along with environmental sustainability and outstanding safety. The CX-5 is the first next-generation Mazda to adopt the entire range of the brand’s newly developed SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY: re-engineered engines, transmissions, bodies and chassis, and is the first Mazda to embody the all-new “KODO – Soul of Motion” design theme.
The all-new Mazda CX-5 is available in both 2WD and Intelligent 4WD modes, with varying levels of appointments, to suit different budgets and lifestyles. The All-Wheel Drive version features a newly developed AWD system with reduced weight and the minimization of energy losses through controlled torque distribution, which contributes to high fuel efficiency that is unexpected with the AWD system.

This Mazda CX-5 carries the next-generation face of Mazda centered on the new “signature wing” grille: an expression of strength and depth. The athletic and bold styling is based on Mazda’s new “KODO – Soul of Motion” design theme, conveying SUV-like sturdiness and functionality, an exceptional field of view, along with Mazda’s characteristic sense of vitality and agility.
A solid, cockpit-like interior design reflects the CX-5’s refined sportiness. The attractive steering wheel and control systems contribute to superb manageability. The cabin features high-quality soft materials and attractive contrasts in the finishing. New lightweight seats deliver superb support and grip along with outstanding long-distance comfort. The class-leading wheelbase enables a spacious cabin, which comfortably seats five. Amongst the best in class in rear legroom, knee clearance and foot space, with a clever, easy-to-use Karakuri feature that includes a 40/20/40-split fold-flat second row, which uses the industry’s first remote release levers. Spacious cargo compartment with minimal protrusions, expandable to an impressive flat cargo space with all rear seats folded. Plus generous storage all around.

For the first time in the compact SUV segment, the rear luggage compartment is fitted with the a new version of Mazda’s famous  Karakuri tonneau cover, which is linked to its tailgate , so it opens and closes automatically along with the tailgate to ease loading and unloading of items. The driver enjoys one of the highest eye points and widest field of vision in its class along with the optimal position for pedal operation. The driver seat is power adjustable six- or eight-way with power lumbar support and easy-to-reach controls.

Infotainment features
–       5.8-inch touch-screen positioned above the centre console in an ergonomically high position.
–       AUX, USB, Bluetooth® connectivity and iPod® playback (includes on-screen music information).
–       Premium and exclusive nine-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound System.
–       Improved climate control system offers better cooling.
–       Available TomTom-based navigation system. Available HD Radio™ Technology featuring advanced  
        audio and data features.

Equipment include ESS, DSC/TSC, and optional Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFLS) with auto-leveling bi-xenon headlamps and Day-Running Light.  There are also Side & Curtain Airbag, first-ever automotive use of 1,800MPa ultra-high tensile steel (found in the bumpers), seats designed for occupant safety (e.g. anti-whiplash architecture), seatbelts equipped with pretensioners, standard front, side and side curtain airbags, bumper, hood, body cowl and instrument panel optimized to prevent or reduce injury to pedestrians. Plus an excellent field of vision for the driver and rear privacy glass windows.
Mazda Total Protection Coating (TRIBOS)
In addition to the high standard of safety features the Mazda CX-5 already has, Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd is offering an ultimate in-total vehicle protection for the Mazda CX-5 to keep the vehicle looking at its best, from its body paintwork, glass, alloy and interior seat fabric.  Each new CX-5 has been treated with TRIBOS, the world’s most durable surface protection system.  TRIBOS was initially developed for use in the marine sector to enhance and preserve the gloss and colour of super yacht surfaces and to protect from the damaging effects of salt, UV and other contaminants.  This same product is now being used to keep the new CX-5 looking like new, not just on day one, but over the years to come.  TRIBOS is not a polish or a conventional surface treatment. It is a state-of-the-art process – a genuine scientific breakthrough.  An active polymer shield so durable, that brilliance of colour and shine is locked in for years.  

Price and Colours
The Mazda CX-5 is fully imported from Japan and comes in two variants: the 4×2 and 4×4 which sells at RM155,219.20 and RM165,219.20 respectively ( on the road without insurance). The Mazda CX-5 is available in five colours choices; Sky Blue, Zeal Red , Crystal White Pearl, Aluminium Metallic and Metropolitan Grey.

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