Mazda Australia has released new videos detailing the new Mazda CX-9, as it goes on sale Down Under. The three films take a closer look at the performance, safety and technologies of the big seven-seater SUV.

The first video highlights what’s under the bonnet – the new CX-9 receives a turbocharged version of the 2.5 litre SkyActiv-G four-cylinder petrol engine. Outputs stand at 228 hp at 5,000 rpm and 420 Nm at 2,000 rpm on the Australian model, and the new Dynamic Pressure Turbo – which varies exhaust pulsation depending on engine speed – is said to help reduce turbo lag.

Combined fuel consumption is rated at 8.1 litres per 100 km on the front-wheel drive model, and 8.8 litres per 100 km when equipped with the i-Activ all-wheel drive system. Transmission duties are handled by a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic gearbox.

Another aspect highlighted is safety, which the CX-9 excels by offering the i-ActivSense suite of safety features as standard in Australia, including Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Smart City Braking Support (SCBS). In addition, the car is also available with Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC), now with a Stop & Go function to handle stop-start traffic.

Last but not least, the technologies inside. Among the features on offer are a larger eight-inch touchscreen for the MZD Connect infotainment system, a 12-speaker Bose premium sound system and a revised Active Driving Display head-up display that is now full-colour and projects directly to the windscreen. Aside from speed and driver assist warnings, the system can now display a rev counter and navigation information.

The CX-9 is expected to arrive in Malaysia before the end of the year, and while local distributor Bermaz has yet to reveal any pricing, a dealer has revealed an estimated price range of between RM230k to RM250k.

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