Published on March 3rd, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin0
2020 Mazda2, CX-9 and MX-5 RF Open for Bookings in Malaysia
In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Mazda, Bermaz Motor has announced it is taking orders for the 2020 Mazda2, CX-9 and MX-5 RF, all of which have been updated with new features.
2020 Mazda MX-5 RF
The roadster now comes with several new conveniences inside such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto accessible via the MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment display, and ISOFIX mounts on the passenger side with airbag cut-off function.
Aligned with the premium positioning path of brand, the MX-5 RF receives an updated Mazda badging and fonts design. It also gets more i-Activsense safety features that includes Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Support and Driver Attention Alert as standard.
Priced at RM266,154, the fully-imported MX-5 RF is powered by a Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter engine with 181 hp at 7,000 rpm and 205 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Transmission options include either a Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The Mazda2 exterior has been updated with a new front grille design similar to that of the newer 7th generation products such as the Mazda3 and CX-30. It also features front LED with new signature styling, new 16-inch alloy wheels with enhanced texture and high-brightness paint as well as updated Mazda badging and fonts.
The interior features a new grey trim and like the MX-5 RF, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes as standard and can be accessed via the Mazda Connect display.
As for driving dynamics, the Mazda2 gains the G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) which uses the brakes to add direct yaw moment control for further enhanced handling stability. In addition to improving handling in emergency collision avoidance manoeuvres, GVC Plus offers a reassuring feeling of control when changing lanes on the highway and when driving on slippery road surfaces
Driving comfort has also been enhanced with a tuned suspension system for smoother vehicle movement and comfortable ride. New structured front seats improve the driver’s sense of balance, enhancing the sense of unity with the car and making driving easier. The transmission has been tuned for smoother acceleration.
The 2020 Mazda2 comes standard with a Skyactiv-G 1.5-liter engine that produces 114 hp at 6,000 rpm and 149 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. It is paired with a SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-Speed Automatic transmission with Manual Shift mode. Offered as CBU from Thailand, the Mazda2 is priced at RM103,670.
2020 Mazda CX-9
For 2020, the premium SUV receives updated Mazda badging and fonts design as well as a new gray metallic finish to its 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
Inside, black leather seats with a new silver stitching finish extends a rich feeling to each of the three rows. Other standard features include an updated 9-inch Mazda Connect infotainment screen, Autohold function as well as i-Stop function, seatbelt reminders for 2nd and 3rd row passengers and additional two USB charging ports at the third-row.
A turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine churns out 228 hp at 5,000 rpm and 420 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm and is paired with a quick-shifting, six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission. The CX-9 is in both two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive format.
The all-wheel drive version receives an all-new Off-road Traction Assist feature that can potentially help the driver when adventuring on uneven terrain. When the diagonal wheels lose traction, it will stop reducing the engine torque and increases the brake force on the wheels without traction. This transfers power to the wheels still on the ground to help allow the vehicle to regain traction and continue the drive.
Aside from GVC Plus, the CX-9 also comes with i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies features which includes, but not limited to the following; Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), and Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist. In addition, Smart City Brake Support is now updated with pedestrian detection support.
Fully imported from Japan, the selling price of the CX-9 starts from RM319,610.40.
All new Mazda vehicles registered from January 1, 2019 onwards will have 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty + 5-Years Free Maintenance (except Mazda BT-50) according to manufacturer’s standards inclusive of labour, parts and lubricants. Both Manufacturer Warranty and Free Maintenance have a coverage period of five years and a mileage limit of 100,000km, whichever comes first.