New Mazda SUV packed full of safety tech
Mazda’s new CX-9 seven-seat SUV will come with a long list of safety assist technology, much of it as standard equipment.
The Hiroshima carmaker will improve their i-ACTIVESENSE package with advanced blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alerts and Smart City Brake Support in forward and reverse – all standard across the CX-9 range.
Top-spec Azami model will get adaptive LED headlights, high beam control, driver attention alert, lane-keeping assist, as well as forward obstruction warning, land departure warning, smart brake support, emergency stop signal, hill launch assit, roll stability, trailer stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, emergency brake assist, dynamic stability control and reversing camera and sensors.
Alistair Doak, Mazda Australia marketing director says the new family bus is packed full of so much safety gizmos, it’s a class leader.
“The addition of new i-ACTIVSENSE technology, the CX-9 is safer than ever before,” he says, “offering drivers and up to six passengers peace of mind whenever the engine is started. It offers an uncompromising mix of luxury, safety and affordability not offered by its competitors.”
Front-drive models offer a claimed 8.4l/100km and 8.8 for all-wheel drive versions, a boasted saving of nearly 25%. MAzda’s SKYACTIV engine offers regenerative braking to power on-board electronics, while the 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine develops 170kw of power and 420Nm of torque.
The new CX-9 will be launched in July.