The Price: RM159,500 for 2WD and RM10,000 more for 4WD model. This is CBU from Japan. Ie. MADE IN JAPAN!!! Colour choices: Zeal Red Mica, Sky Blue Mica, Aluminium Metallic (the 1st 3 colours can be seen in this blog), Crystal White Pearl and Metropolitan Grey Mica. Waiting list 10 months spread evenly across all colours.
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Video 2: from MAZDA USA. What is SKYACTIV?
Before I start my review, here's AN INTRO Video by Mazda Canada. Lovely ad...
All new, SKYACTIV-G 1997cc direct-injection petrol which boasts WORLD's 1st 13.0:1 compression ratio by using 4-2-1 exhaust system, cavity pistons and multi-hole injectors. It produces 155hp@6000rpm and 200Nm@4000rpm torque. This's mated with SKYACTIV Drive 6 speed automatic gearbox. It came with the option of 2WD or 4WD (RM10,000 difference).
THE EXPANSIVE LIST OF FEATURES:
Bi-xenon Headlamps with Auto levelling & Auto on/off with Day running lights (DRL), 6 airbags, Auto cruise, Smart keyless system, Immobiliser with Burglar alarm, Leather steering and seats, 60:40 split fold rear seats, 4 discs brakes with ABS+EBD+BA+DSC and topped with Traction Control System. Dual Zone Automatic Climate control, Electric Sunroof, BOSE Sound system with 9 speakers, Audio tuner+MP3+Bluetooth and navigation system with steering audio control and Reverse Camera. Finally, 225/55R19 Tyres with MASSIVE 19" alloy wheels.
The TEST DRIVE:
Though it's a short 6km test drive, but I experienced the ZOOM ZOOM feeling. The car has a Commanding view as it's taller than other cars and the driving position's upright. 1st thing that caught my eyes was the "Multi-information display followed by the sophisticated Multimedia Navigation system and finally the Electric Glass Sunroof. The test drive unit's Met Aluminium, quite a nice colour (see photo below).
The Famous E-type multilink rear suspension and Multi-link front suspension combo and overall chassis's superb. It soaked up bumps and uneven roads well. Ride and handling and sound insulation (NVH)'s excellent. Acceleration wise's NOT really fast but it's rev happy with gradual built up speed. Estimated 0-100km/h: Slightly below 10 seconds. Everything about the car's NICE except 1 flaw. The only flaw's FIXED Upright rear seats (see photo below).
Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words, Here are the photos! Double click to enlarge:
OVERALL RATING 10/10.
That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry. An Original Jeff Lim's production. Otoreview's original work. Not to be copied without giving credit/links/reference.
If you want to buy this car, I advised you to head to Advant Speed Otomobil Sdn Bhd. Look for Mike Lim at 012-254-6558. Many great years experience selling Mazda Cars. He's a Professional, Honest and Sincere man too. Do mention that you are "referred by Jeff Lim." for better deals.