2016 Mazda CX-3 Dynamic Blue Mica 2

Prices for Mazda vehicles in Malaysia will go up next year. This was announced by Bermaz CEO Datuk Seri Ben Yeoh at a dinner with the media tonight. The head of Mazda’s local distributor said that the move is due to forex movements.

The company has tried to hold on to prices for as long as it could, but the recent strength of the Japanese yen against the Malaysian ringgit has made the price increase inevitable, Yeoh explained.

At the event, Mazda also previewed the new CX-9 to the media. The second-generartion CX-9, the brand’s flagship SUV and big brother to the popular CX-5, will be launched in June 2017.

Powered by a SkyActiv 2.5T turbocharged engine, it will come in 2WD and AWD variants plus Mazda’s i-ActivSense safety technology and generous equipment. Details and gallery here.