With the new mazda cx-9, there is no need for compromises.

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With the new mazda cx-9, there is no need for compromises.

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Unless you have the luxury of owning more than one car, you have to make the one that you own count. Between fulfilling family commitments and satisfying the driver’s desires, usually one has to give, unless you have the new Mazda CX-9.

Looking your best while juggling multiple duties can be a challenge, but the Mazda CX-9 makes it seem so effortless, with nary a stray hair or frazzled nerve. It is endowed with Mazda’s KODO – Soul of Motion design language that gives the CX-9 its athletic physique and planted stance, imbued with an air of elegance and sophistication.

A large front grille and 20-inch wheels give it a commanding presence on the road. LED headlamps and tail-lights enhance its style factor. Takumi-Nuri body colours employ a unique painting technology, using a combination of colour, highlights, shade and depth to further enhance the external form and accentuate the KODO design.

Prepare to be pampered by this premium SUV’s interior. It is a multi-sensory experience that is stimulating, yet relaxing at the same time. The visual harmony in which the interior palette of materials, colours and textures all come together instantly puts occupants at ease.

Every surface where you rest your gaze or caress with your hands looks and feels superior, from the materials and finishes, right down to the joints between panels. Even the smell of the genuine leather triggers pleasant emotions.

What you hear, or rather what you do not, demonstrates the cabin’s well-insulated quality that minimises road and other external noises. What you do want to hear, are the sounds from the available 12-speaker Bose premium audio system.

The Mazda CX-9 is a lot of car with a lot of kit, but its Human-Machine Interface (HMI) makes driving more effortless and safer so that you can focus on and enjoy both the drive and the company.

Controls, instruments, displays and even the pedals are all ergonomically-designed and intuitive. MZD Connect offers a suite of communication, navigation and audio functions that keep you and your passengers connected and entertained.

This seven-seater is an SUV that the whole family will approve of. They can travel in comfort with space aplenty and a smooth ride for all. The CX-9 is a big car that is big on practicality, too. The seating arrangement can be easily configured according to changing passenger and cargo needs. There is no shortage of storage spaces, with cup holders in every row and even underfloor compartments.

There can be no compromises when it comes to the safety of our family and the CX-9 has a host of passive and active safety features that will ensure peace of mind. The CX-9’s i-Activesense includes features such as Lane-keep Assist System (LAS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Family always comes first but the CX-9 is a Mazda after all, so you can expect that Jinba-ittai driving experience. The CX-9’s turbocharged 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G engine is impressive, for it offers the best of both performance and fuel efficiency.

The CX-9, which is available in 2WD and AWD variants, is surprisingly nimble and dynamic despite its size. This can be attributed to the Skyactiv- Vehicle Dynamics addition to Mazda’s renowned Skyactiv Technology. Skyactiv works behind the scenes to provide integrated control of the engine, transmission, chassis and body.

For the driver, this translates into a heightened sense of driver-and-car-as-one connectedness, where the vehicle feels like an extension of your mind and body.

The CX-9 has something for every member of the family. Its distinctive design, practical convenience and engaging driveability definitely make it a welcome addition to any household.

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