Bermaz Motor has given the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 an upgraded equipment list as part of a minor update for both models. This comes with the announcement of its new price list for Mazda models with the sales and services tax (SST), which was implemented on September 1.

Starting with the locally-assembled (CKD) CX-5, a powered tailgate is now standard for the following variants: 2.0G 2WD GLS, 2.5G 2WD GLS, 2.2D 2WD GLS and 2.2D AWD GLS. The only variant that misses out on the feature is the base 2.0G 2WD GL.

In terms of pricing, the base variant starts from RM132,389.59 on-the-road without insurance, followed by the 2.0G 2WD GLS (from RM148,214.45), 2.5G 2WD GLS (from RM160,004), 2.2D 2WD GLS (from RM164,693.85) and 2.2D AWD GLS (from RM174,479.90).

Those who want a metallic paint finish will have to pay an additional RM377.36 on top of the aforementioned prices – premium metallic colours (Soul Red Crystal, Machine Grey, Snowflake Pearl White Pearl Mica) are a RM3,000 option.

As for the CX-9, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now officially supported by the MZD Connect infotainment system via a USB cable, and is standard on both the 2WD and 4WD variants of the three-row SUV.

Also introduced are a 360-degree camera that utilises four separate cameras to aid during parking and reversing, and the front seats now come with a cooling function in addition to the existing heated mode.

The CX-9 remains a fully-imported (CBU) model, and is priced at RM288,610.40 for the 2WD variant, while the 4WD variant goes for RM305,610.40. All new Mazda vehicles comes with a five-year/100,000 km warranty and three-year/60,000 km free maintenance (except the BT-50).