Mazda has introduced a new model to its CX-9 range – the Azami LE, with Mazda Looking to bridge the gap between volume seller brands and luxury marques.
Inside the LE features premium materials and equipment, including real
wood inlays, and a unique interior colour palette - Chroma brown - for seats
and padded surfaces.
Added to the Azami and Azami LE are a 360-degree view camera,
heated and ventilated nappa leather seats and heated steering wheel.
All models get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – a first for Mazda
– as well as head-up display and 7” centre screen.
Mazda has worked on the refinement for this upgrade of the CX-9.
The model I drove was exceptionally quiet and insulated from both the engine
and road noise.
There have been no changes to the driveline, with the 2.5L turbo
petrol with six-speed auto available in either front or all-wheel drive.
All models get a huge list of safety features, including radar
cruise control with stop and go function, smart brake support, lane departure
warning, lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition, high beam control, blind
spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic and driver attention alert.
the driver further, all grades are now equipped with Active Driving Display,
which projects key information onto the windscreen, and a tyre pressure
The SKYACTIV-G 2.5T turbocharged engine remains unchanged, with
170 kW of power at 5000rpm and 420Nm of torque at 2000rpm.
Coming with a five-year warranty, the new national drive away
pricing, CX-9 Sport costs $46,990, with the new top spec Azami LE $67,890.