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Mazda CX-8 receives a running change in Japan

While we wait for the official prices of the 2019 Mazda CX-8 to be announced, Mazda has already updated it in Japan. Don’t worry though if you’ve already booked one, the changes are pretty minor. Here’s a quick run through on the updates: USB ports for the third-row seats Optional powered sunroof Larger center display, up by an inch to 8 inches Extra sound damping material on the roof to reduce rain noise Walk-in switch to electrically fold the second row seats down AWD models get Off-Road Tract


Oct 23, 2019

Mazda CX-8 set for October debut in Malaysia

Apart from the refreshed Mazda CX-5 line-up, Bermaz Motor is also expected to introduce the CX-8 some time in October. Positioned between the CX-5 and CX-9, the CX-8 is essentially a smaller version of the CX-9, developed for the Japanese market, where vehicles are taxed based on the body size. In terms of dimensions, the Mazda CX-8 is 4,900 mm long, 175 mm shorter than the CX-9. It is also 129 mm narrower and 17 mm lower than the CX-9. Wheelbase is identical for both models, coming in at 2,930


Sep 17, 2019

In Brief: Mazda CX-8 - Is it worth buying this RM 200k SUV?

(Mazda CX-8 Price and Specs | Gallery) The Mazda CX-8 made its public debut back at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Initially, the 7-seater CX-8 was mooted as a Japan-only model, positioned above the CX-5 as the much larger CX-9 isn’t sold there. Japan taxes cars based on the car's body size and the USA-focused CX-9 is just too big for most Japanese buyers, hence the CX-8. However Mazda distributors outside of Japan noticed the big price gap between the CX-5 and CX-9 and given that the SUV segment is


Jan 31, 2020

New Mazda CX-8 now open for booking, 4 variants est. RM 200k

4 variants, 6- or 7-seater configuration 2.5L naturally aspirated & 2.2L turbodiesel CKD in Mazda Kulim Plant Following the launch of the newMazda CX-5 2019 , Bermaz Motor has also rolled out the new Mazda CX-8 at Mazda Malaysia's plant in Kulim. On paper, although the CX-8 slots between the CX-5 and CX-9, it is actually a CX-9 underneath. The CX-8 is not a CX-5 with third-row seats as it shares the same wheelbase as the CX-9. There are four variants to choose from and only the entry-level 2.5L


Oct 2, 2019

All-new 2019 Mazda CX-8 is expensive, but what are the alternatives?

(2019 Mazda CX-8 Price & Specs | Gallery) In Mazda’s model line up, the all-new 2019 Mazda CX-8 positioned between the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9. Sounds fairly simple but when compared to other cars on the market, you’ll realise that the CX-8 is in a league of its own. To briefly recap, the CX-8 is a three-row SUV priced between RM 176k to RM 211k. There are 2 engine options available - a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol or a 2.2-litre turbodiesel. If we look at SUVs with three-row seating capacities, you

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Nov 13, 2019

Malaysia-assembled Mazda CX-8 to be exported to the Philippines

As reported earlier, Bermaz Auto is expected to launch the seven-seater Mazda CX-8 sometime next month. The model will be locally-assembled at the Mazda Malaysia plant in Kulim. The plant is 30 percent owned by Bermaz Auto, with the rest owned by Mazda Motor Corporation. We can now confirm that the Kulim-assembled CX-8 is not only be sold domestically, but will also be exported to the Philippines, where Bermaz Auto’s subsidiary Bermaz Auto Philippines is also the authorized distributor. Exports


Sep 18, 2019

Larger 8-inch screen in 2021 Mazda CX-5 option available, RM 1k

Bermaz Motor has introduced an option to the 2021 Mazda CX-5 with a larger 8-inch infotainment screen, on top of the standard 7-inch unit. The option costs RM 1,000. Unlike the newer systems in the Mazda 3 and CX-30, the 8-inch infotainment screen still runs on an older generation MZD Connect system as in the smaller 7-inch screen. So the difference here is mainly the larger screen estate and reduced bezels. Note that this is not the running change seen in other countries such as the US, where t


Apr 12, 2021

New Mazda CX-8 now open for booking, 4 variants est. RM 200k

4 variants, 6- or 7-seater configuration 2.5L naturally aspirated & 2.2L turbodiesel CKD in Mazda Kulim Plant Following the launch of the Mazda CX-5 2019, Bermaz Motor has also rolled out the new Mazda CX-8 at their manufacturing plant in Kulim. On paper, although the Mazda CX-8 slots between the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9, it is actually a CX-9 underneath. The Mazda CX-8 is not a Mazda CX-5 with third-row seats as it shares the same wheelbase as the CX-9. There are four variants to choose from a


Oct 2, 2019

Review: Mazda CX-8 2.2D High – This over the VW Tiguan Allspace R-Line?

Here’s a phrase you’ve probably read or heard of – nice to drive. Sounds pretty straightforward and yet if you delve into it a little deeper, some confusion may arise. For example, both the Mazda CX-8 and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace R-Line are nice to drive, but both feel worlds apart in terms of driving experience. The confusion stems from the rather vague description of the phrase “nice to drive” and every individual may have a slightly different interpretation of it. Some use the phrase to des


Feb 13, 2021

Rebiu: Mazda CX-8 2.2D High - SUV 7 penumpang yang lebih baik dari VW Tiguan R-Line?

Tak banyak SUV 7 penumpang segmen D seperti Mazda CX-8 yang ada dalam pasaran Malaysia ini. Kebanyakannya jatuh di bawah segmen C malah pesaing terdekat model ini iaitu Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace juga dalam segmen C. Walaubagaimanapun dengan harga mencecah RM 200,000, pembeli akan tetap membandingkan antara kedua-dua model tersebut. Ingat, segmen hanyalah panduan, keputusan tetap di tangan pembeli. Kita semua sedia maklum tentang dinamik pemanduan SUV daripada Mazda. Adakah saiz memainkan perana


Mar 7, 2021

All-new 2019 Mazda CX-8 pricing confirmed, 4 variants from RM 179k to RM 217k!

After rolling out the all-new 2019 Mazda CX-8 at Mazda Malaysia’s manufacturing plant in Kulim, Bermaz Motors have finally released the confirmed pricing of their new locally assembled SUV. How much is it? As announced earlier, the 2019 CX-8 is available in 4 variants – 2.5L 2WD MID, 2.5L 2WD MID Plus, 2.5L 2WD High and 2.2D AWD High priced from RM 179,960 to RM 217,722. This pricing in line with Executive Chairman of Bermaz Motor, Dato' Sri Ben Yeoh’s statement that the CX-8 will be priced 15 t

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Nov 11, 2019

VW Tiguan Allspace vs Mazda CX-8 vs Mitsubishi Outlander – Which is the alright choice?

Volkswagen has just launched the new 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace in Malaysia. With that, Volkswagen’s popular crossover SUV has expanded itself to compete with other 7-seater SUVs, most notably the Mitsubishi Outlander and Mazda CX-8. Let's see how the Tiguan Allspace R-Line go against its Japanese rivals. Powertrain – Interested in a 7-seater Golf GTi? Yes. You read that right. The Tiguan Allspace R-Line has the highest power output among the three with 220 PS and 320 Nm from its 2.0-litre

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Aug 13, 2020

Pros and Cons: Mazda CX-8 2.2D High - Dated infotainment, but best 3rd-row seats in an SUV ever?

The Mazda CX-8 is a 7-seater SUV that competes against the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, Toyota Fortuner and Hyundai Santa Fe. If you're considering the Mazda CX-8, we've rounded up the list of pros and cons for you here. To recap, there are 4 variants of the Mazda CX-8, priced from RM 173,038 to RM 206,465 (OTR without insurance and SST). The variant we’re discussing here is the range-topping 2.2D 4WD High, and here’s a quick overview of its pros and cons. Pros Plush interior Soothin


Apr 3, 2021

2020 Mazda 3 Turbo set for 8 July debut, could get 250 PS and 420 Nm engine from the CX-9

After a 7-year hiatus, Mazda is set to reintroduce a hotter, performance-oriented Mazda 3. The Hiroshima-based company didn’t say much, only going to as far as saying “Power comes to those who wait” on Twitter, in addition to a short 13-second video posted on YouTube. The video hints that the model will be launched on 8-July. Earlier this month, leaked dealer information revealed that Mazda is planning for a “Mazda3 HP PP Turbo”, hinting that the turbocharged mill is only destined for the sleeke


Jun 26, 2020

优缺点讲评:Mazda CX-8 2.2D High —— 多媒体系统有些过时,但却是第三排座椅最舒适的SUV?

Mazda CX-8是一款7人座的SUV,它的竞争对手是Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace、Toyota Fortuner和Hyundai Santa Fe等车型。如果你正在考虑Mazda CX-8,那么以下请看我们为你带来的优缺点讲评。 概括来说,Mazda CX-8共有4个等级可选,售价为RM 173,038到RM 206,465之间(落地价格,不含保险和SST)。 本文将重点关注最高规格的2.2D 4WD High车型,下面我们先简单概况一下它的优缺点。 优点 豪华的内装 平顺的驾驶体验 舒适的第三排座椅 缺点 没有想象中那么省油 过时的多媒体系统 缺少主动式定速巡航 优点:豪华的内装 Mazda CX-8的内装大量借鉴了Mazda CX-5的设计,选用的材料和装配质量都是一流的。所有能够触摸到的地方,都被柔软的皮革或软塑料所覆盖,同时座椅也实用了柔软的Nappa皮革。 与Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace、Toyota Fortuner等对手相比,Mazda CX-8给人的感觉是更加一流的高级感。 优点:平顺的驾驶体验 车内的隔音性十分优异,


Apr 10, 2021

Hyundai Elantra vs Mazda 3 sedan - Hyundai kini lebih premium berbanding Mazda?

Hyundai Elantra Mazda 3 Sedan Hyundai Elantra 2021 baru sahaja dilancarkan dengan harga bermula RM 1XX,888. Sedan segmen C ini dihasilkan secara CBU, meletakkan model ini lebih dekat dengan persaingan bersama Mazda 3. Mengapa bukan Honda Civic atau Toyota Corolla Altis? Hyundai Elantra diposisikan sebagai sedan yang jauh lebih premium dan bukannya populariti berbanding 2 model Jepun popular tersebut. Bandingkan harganya, Hyundai Elantra disasarkan sekitar RM 1xx, 888, sementara Mazda 3 Sedan 1.5


Dec 3, 2020

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs Mazda 3 Sedan 1.5 - A Hyundai over a Mazda?

The new Hyundai Elantra offers an alternative option if you’re shopping for a C-segment saloon. Being a CBU import from Korea, it is a bit tougher for the Elantra to compete with the CKD Honda Civic. A CBU rival of the Hyundai Elantra would be the Japan-made Mazda 3 Sedan 1.5. The Hyundai Elantra is now open for booking, but prices are yet to be announced. We expect the price to be around the price of the Mazda 3 sedan 1.5, which is around RM 137,660. One Korean and the other Japanese, we figure


Dec 3, 2020

Mazda BT-50: Ini sebab Mazda memilih Isuzu D-Max, bukan Ford Ranger

Jika ada sesiapa yang mampu menandingi kehebatan Toyota dalam trak pikap, ia adalah Ford. Ya, Ford Ranger tidak selaku Mitsubishi Triton atau Toyota Hilux. Tetapi, perlu diingatkan bahawa pada skala global, Ford F-150 ialah trak pikap paling laris di dunia. ‘Built Ford Tough’ bukanlah hanya slogan semata-mata. Budaya trak ada pada asas paling utama budaya Ford, dan ada banyak yang boleh diambil dari kepakaran Ford bila bercakap tentang trak pikap. Generasi Mazda BT-50 yang dikeluarkan sekarang b


Jun 23, 2020

Bagaimana Mazda CX-30 yang lebih mahal dijual 3 kali ganda berbanding Mazda CX-3?

Mazda CX-3 Mazda CX-30 Sejak dilancarkan di Malaysia pada awal Januari tahun 2020, Mazda CX-30 2020 telah menjual lebih kurang 3 kali ganda Mazda CX-3. Hal ini menimbulkan sedikit tanda tanya kerana Mazda CX-30 adalah lebih mahal daripada Mazda CX-3. Perbezaan yang lebih jelas dapat dilihat berdasarkan jadual berikut: Perbandingan Harga Mazda CX-3 vs Mazda CX-30 Model CX-3 CX-30 2.0G (CBU) RM 126,829 RM 144,759 2.0G Limited Edition (CBU) RM 141,329 - 2.0G High (CBU) - RM 159,109 1.8D High (CBU)


Dec 19, 2020

All-new 2021 Mazda BT-50 launched in Thailand with 14 variants!

Following last month's media launch, the all-new 2021 Mazda BT-50 is launched publicly in Thailand and our northern neighbours are definitely spoiled when it comes to choosing a variant. Starting from THB 550,000 (RM 74,135), there are 14 variants of the Mazda pick-up available. There is a reason why Mazda is offering so many variants for the Thai market with the pick-up truck market considered as the largest market in the land of smiles, capturing 50% of the automotive industry. Mazda has been

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Jan 21, 2021

Kehebatan enjin rotary Mazda, enjin untuk masa hadapan

Enjin rotary (putaran) Wankel kekal sebagai salah satu ciptaan yang paling bermisteri dalam industri automotif. Bukannya kami tak tahu bagaimana ia berfungsi, cuma peminat-peminat kereta tak henti-henti berbincang mengenainya. Bagi pemilik Mazda RX-7, jangan cepat perasan. Enjin anda bakar lebih banyak bahan api dari pelantar minyak, malahan ia seringkali perlu dibina semula. Ura-ura mengenai era baru bagi enjin rotary semakin hangat dibincangkan semenjak RX-8 dihentikan. Hampir setiap tahun aka


Sep 10, 2020

Mazda BT-50: This is why Mazda chose the Isuzu D-Max over the Ford Ranger

If there’s anyone with the capability to challenge Toyota’s supremacy in pick-up trucks, it’s Ford. Sure, the Ford Ranger doesn’t sell as well as the Mitsubishi Triton or Toyota Hilux but remember that on a global scale, the Ford F-150 is the world’s best-selling pick-up truck. Built Ford Tough is not just a tagline. Truck culture is at the heart of Ford’s culture and there’s much to be gained by leveraging on Ford’s expertise in pick-up trucks. The outgoing generation Mazda BT-50 shares the sam


Jun 19, 2020

CKD Mazda CX-30 to be launched in Malaysia, 2022 or later

It appears that Malaysia could welcome the locally-assembled (CKD) 2021 Mazda CX-30 in the near future, according to a report published by AmInvest Bank. Meanwhile, a seperate report by Public Investment Bank states that production of the SUV is slated to begin in December this year. Update 12-March 2021: A Bermaz Auto source clarified that the Mazda CX-30 CKD is only set to be introduced in 2022 or later. The same report also estimates that local assembly of the model will reduce its selling pr


Mar 11, 2021

2020 Mazda CX-30 CKD with lower price a possibility according to Bermaz Motor

Bermaz Motor, the official distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia has just launched the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 to the local market. The new crossover is currently sold as a fully imported (CBU) model from Japan. There are 3 variants on sale priced between RM 143k to RM 172k. As a comparison, class-rival Toyota C-HR (CBU) is priced at RM 150,000 while the locally assembled Subaru XV tops out at RM 130k. This puts the CX-30 at an unfavourable position even though it’s decked out with all the

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Jan 15, 2020

Rebiu: Mazda CX-30 2.0G, lebih nilai dan padu dari Mazda 3 dan CX-5?

Mazda CX-30 Nama Mazda CX-30 terasa sedikit janggal, kerana SUV segmen C ini diletakkan diantara CX-3 (segmen B) dan CX-5 (segmen C). Patut ia dipanggil CX-4, betul tak? Namun atas sebab tidak mahu menimbulkan rasa kecelaruan di antara CX-4 yang wujud sebagai model berbeza yang dijual khas di negara China sahaja (berasaskan model CX-5 sebelumnya), Mazda rasa perlu untuk memberi nama yang lain. Mazda CX-30 yang anda lihat di sini adalah antara produk global terbaru Mazda. Dilancarkan pada bulan J

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Jun 13, 2020

Bermaz to expand beyond Mazda – what new brands are coming to Malaysia?

At the moment, Bermaz Auto’s business is limited only to Mazda, Ssangyong and Changan. The latter two are active only in the Philippines, where Bermaz Auto is also doing brisk business there. Rumour has it that Bermaz Auto have been in talks with several car brands, some already present in Malaysia under another distributor, while others are new entrants. At least one European brand and two more Asian brands are said to have been in contact with Bermaz Auto. Details of the discussions and partie


Aug 27, 2020

Extended 6-year/120k km warranty and free maintenance for Mazda buyers until 31 December

Good news for potential Mazda owners as Bermaz is offering a six-year/120,000-km warranty and free maintenance (including labour, parts and lubricants) package for new Mazdas (except the BT-50) purchased from now until December 31, 2020. This limited offer ties well with the sales tax exemption period, which sees savings of up to RM 17,100 across Mazda's range. Further sweetening the deal are complimentary official Mazda merchandise as sign-up gifts. Note that after the promo period, it's back t


Jul 22, 2020

Mazda: No new CKD models for 2020, but new CKD SUV planned for 2021. CX-30 next?

Bermaz Auto, the authorized distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia has confirmed that there will not be any new locally-assembled (CKD) Mazda models for financial year 2020 (FY2020), putting aside speculations that a CKD Mazda CX-30 (currently imported from Japan) will be launched later this year. Speaking to The Edge, CEO Datuk Francis Lee said there will be no new CKD projects for FY2020. “If anything, that would be FY2021. If we do, it will be another. Ideally, if we can get the pricing ri


Feb 20, 2020


Mazda的下一款SUV车型将是一款搭载3.0升直列六缸引擎的后驱(RWD)车型,并将采用Mazda最新研发的新平台,Mazda以后的新车型绝大部分也将基于该平台打造。据传,该平台可以扩展和调节,以适配不同产品型号的不同尺寸。 Nikkei的报道指出,Mazda的新平台将于2022年初正式投入生产,而采用该新平台的产品预计会在2023年初上市。 我们希望这个消息也能让Mazda的形势有所缓解。人们对于这个新平台都十分兴奋,因为它采用了前置引擎后驱(FR)的布局,并且搭配的是一具新的直列六缸引擎。 这具新引擎会有汽油(拥有SkyActiv X技术)和柴油两个版本,排量从3.0升到3.3升,并搭配48V轻混系统。电动动力总成也将于之后推出,搭载Mazda标志性的转子引擎作为增程器。 尽管这个新平台起初是为运动轿车(如Mazda 6)而开发的,但目前其重心已经转移到了大量生产SUV车型,以接替Mazda CX-5、CX-8或CX-9等车型上了。不过,如果新车型的定位更加豪华,并且与现款车型一起市售,也并不让人惊奇,这就像Mazda CX-30和CX-3有所重叠一样。或许,我们还能看到Mazd


Jan 14, 2021

Ratings Comparison: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Ride comfort

Ride comfort is one of the most important aspect to consider when buying an SUV. So let’s dive into a comparison of ride comfort between the Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5. All three cars have the same suspension setup, with MacPherson struts at the front and multi-link at the rear. Mazda CX-5 Turbo Starting with the Mazda CX-5, ride is on the firm side as with most Mazdas. It’s not crashy by any means, but you’ll notice more disturbances being transmitted into the cabin. But the seat sc


Jun 12, 2020