Mazda adds touch of lux­ury to CX range

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Fol­low­ing the re­cent in­tro­duc­tion of the Takami spec­i­fi­ca­tion grade in the award win­ning Mazda6 line, Mazda has taken the grade to other mod­els, no­tably the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-9 SUVS. Mazda New Zealand Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor David Hodge believes the ad­di­tion of the Takami grade, along with other en­hance­ments to the CX-9 and CX-3, pro­vides the com­pany with the best of­fer­ing of SUV ve­hi­cles in the mar­ket. “From the pop­u­lar CX-3, the class-lead­ing CX-5, through to the flag­ship CX-9 and our brand-new diesel seven-seat CX-8, there is a Mazda Cross­over SUV to suit the wide va­ri­ety of needs of New Zealand mo­torists. “We will con­tinue to en­hance and re­fine the Cx-range to en­sure it de­liv­ers the very best in de­sign, per­for­mance and safety tech­nol­ogy that New Zealand ve­hi­cle buy­ers have come to ex­pect from Mazda.” Equipped with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T en­gine – the CX-9 has class-lead­ing per­for­mance with real-world fuel ef­fi­ciency. Of­fer­ing ex­cel­lent dy­namic per­for­mance in the mid-to-low rpm range – where the ma­jor­ity of ev­ery­day driv­ing oc­curs. In ad­di­tion to the Takami grade, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 gets Ap­ple Carplay and An­droid Auto tech­nolo­gies across the range, along with en­hanced I-ACTIVSENSE ac­tive safety tech­nolo­gies which in­clude High Beam Con­trol (Hbc-which au­to­mat­i­cally dip the head­lights), Mazda Radar Cruise Con­trol (MRCC), Lane De­par­ture Warn­ing (LDWS) and Smart Brake Support (SBS). Han­dling and ride have also been im­proved through re­fine­ments to sus­pen­sion and steer­ing. Noise, vi­bra­tion, and harsh­ness (NVH) has been fur­ther re­fined via a re­struc­ture of the cabin’s head­liner. All CX-9 mod­els are now all­wheel drive and equipped with an Ac­tive Driv­ing dis­play that is pro­jected onto the wind­screen, with heated ex­te­rior mir­rors and front park­ing sen­sors. The new Takami grade CX-9 fea­tures ven­ti­lated seats, a 360-de­gree view mon­i­tor along with seven-inch cen­tre me­ter dis­play and wind­screen de-icer. The gen­uine Rose­wood dec­o­ra­tion pan­els, hand crafted box stitched leather steer­ing wheel, and cen­tre con­sole LED am­bi­ent light­ing pro­vides the driver and pas­sen­gers with a sense of re­fined lux­ury. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 range starts at $59,695 for the AWD GSX model, $65,295 for the Limited and $67,895 for the top of the line TAKAMI model. As with all Mazda pas­sen­ger cars, the CX-9 fea­tures maz­dacare as stan­dard – a com­mit­ment Mazda makes to en­sure each new ve­hi­cle con­tin­ues to per­form in op­ti­mum con­di­tion. maz­dacare com­prises a Mazda Gen­uine Fac­tory War­ranty and Mazda On Call Road­side As­sis­tance for a five-year, un­lim­ited kilo­me­tre pe­riod and Gen­uine Mazda Ser­vic­ing for three­years/100,000 km (which­ever oc­curs first) at no ex­tra cost.

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