Check out the upgrades inside
Local SUV buyers in the market for something relatively more upscale than the standard midsize model will be pleased to know that Mazda Philippines has finally brought in the new CX-9. What's more, the company is expanding its local lineup
Compared with the same period last year
If you purchased a Mazda crossover sometime from January to June this year, you're in good company: Mazda Philippines has reported that its crossover lineup accounted for 60% of its total sales in the first half of 2021, helping drive a
Take your pick
So, it's been half a year of 'new normal' motoring now. Bad news? The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't seem like it'll be winding down any time soon. The good? Well, it's improved enough to at least be able
Harder, better, faster
It's been over a decade since I last drove a Mazda CX-9. That first-generation SUV was a revelation for a mass-market crossover, its rorty V6 and keen driving dynamics rivaling that of the vaunted BMW X5. But its
The brand has announced a preventive service campaign
Another Japanese carmaker is calling owners in for a fuel pump issue. This time, it's Mazda.The car manufacturer has announced a preventive service campaign in the Philippines to replace the fuel-pump motors of various models. A total of 1,
A new grille and a 10.25-inch infotainment system, among others
Mazda has been pretty busy lately. A month after unveiling the new turbocharged 3, the Japanese carmaker has now given the CX-9 some nifty upgrades.First, you'll notice that Mazda has tweaked the CX-9's grille. It now features
*Albeit with a generous down payment
After staying at home and going out for only the essentials, it looks like we're slowly easing back into the outside world. Maybe it's time to consider purchasing a seven-seater crossover to safely ferry around the brood?As it
It earned the most awards among all carmakers
Mazda has been nabbing awards left and right as of late, it seems. Just recently, it received a couple of Red Dot Awards for the CX-30 and MX-30. Now, the carmaker adds even more hardware to its trophy cabinet as
You’ll be able to try out other vehicles in the brand’s PH lineup, too
Mazda Philippines recently expanded its local lineup further with the introduction of two new crossovers: the CX-30 and CX-8.Naturally, we're eager to take these out for a spin, and you're probably itching to give them a try,
This should be good
In June, SsangYong jumped into the local midsize-SUV battle with the Rexton, a seven-seater with a solid design and a polished interior. It enters the market in two variants, with the higher-end offering carrying a price tag of P2,
Could this be the next-gen CX-3?
Mazda has announced that it will be unveiling a new-generation SUV at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show.The Japanese car manufacturer hasn't provided much information regarding the brand-new addition to its lineup, save for confirmation that it will
Does it stack up to the AWD?
I can still remember the feeling of driving the Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring variant last year. It impressed me in almost every way. Outside, its Kodo design was exquisite without being flashy. Inside, its leather-lined cabin and feature-packed tech
Korean or Japanese?
There's a new midsize SUV on the block, and for a change, it's Korean-made, not Japanese.The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe made its Philippine debut during the 2018 Manila International Auto Show, and the vehicle immediately
Be sure to catch them
If you haven't already heard, Mazda Philippines is taking a bunch of its new cars-chief among them being the new FWD CX-9 Sport Touring and 'Dark Cherry' MX-5 soft top-to Bonifacio Global City this weekend for this
Can you live without the toys?
A message from Mikko David, Mazda Philippines PR man (and a familiar name to loyal Top Gear readers) popped up on Viber. "Want to drive the new CX-9 Sport Touring up to Tagaytay? Let's have lunch at Botchi's place."
See them in the metal at Zoom Fest later this month
In June, we reported that Mazda Philippines had brought in a handful of new variants for two of its most popular offerings, the Mazda 2 and the CX-9.They were supposed to make their debut during the Japanese carmaker's annual
Check them out at Mazda Zoom Fest 2018
Mazda's Philippine lineup gets a bit of a shake-up this year. Aside from the manual MX-5 RF manual variant and Dark Cherry soft-top we reported about earlier, the Japanese carmaker is also introducing other new variants to its
Sadly, the Ascent isn't available here
The Mazda CX-9 is one very, very nice piece of midsize SUV. With near-European levels of refinement, sharp looks, a new beast of a turbocharged engine, and some of the best handling and AWD performance in its class, it'll
A driver's car in disguise
With a near-P3 million price tag, seven seats and respectable ground clearance, it's hard to imagine that anyone would consider the Mazda CX-9 to be a vehicle built with fun in mind. Luxurious? For that price, you'd hope
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