Mazda Cx-9 And Other Popular Mazdas In The Uae
Even though it started off as a machine manufacturing company, Mazda Corporation has grown over the years to become one of the leading automakers in the world. As of 2015, Mazda was ranked 15th in production amongst all auto manufacturers, hitting 1.5million vehicle sales across the globe. This is because of the efforts that the company has put in producing great performance cars that keep up with times. We look at some of the most popular Mazda cars across the UAE.
Also known as Mazda Atenza in China and Japan, Mazda 6 first came into the market in 2003 and was a replacement of the Mazda Capella. To date, Mazda 6 is one of the highest rated mid-size family sedans with several awards to its name. Its chiselled exterior exudes grace while its performance is more on the sportier side, making it a fun drive. The 2018 Mazda 6 is part of the third generation of this model and it comes with a subtle exterior revamp. However, Mazda goes all out with the interior and also incorporates a new engine on the new 6. The new Mazda 6 has a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that adopts cylinder deactivation, adding slightly more horsepower but with reduced noise levels thanks to a retuned chassis. The 2018 Mazda 6 also includes a new trim level, the Grand Touring Reserve which is the creme de la creme of the entire range, featuring rich leather and real wood trims in the interior amongst other serious upgrades. Unfortunately, manual transmission for the 2018 model only comes in the Sport trim which does not have all the cool features of the Grand Touring. Ultimately, whichever Mazda 6 you choose you are assured of getting a reliable, fast and sleek looking car at an affordable price.
The Mazda CX-5 was first launched in 2012 as a replacement to both the Mazda CX-7 and the Mazda Tribute. This crossover SUV is modelled after the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6. Like most Mazdas, the CX-5 is loved for its dynamic handling and exceptional performance. Its interior combines luxury and practicality with spacious two-rows of comfortable seating. Even though most of the exterior features of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 are carried over from the 2017 redesigned model, it comes with a new cylinder deactivation technology that helps to save on fuel consumption. All these features are complemented with great technology and safety features. Despite having minimal changes from 2017, the 2018 CX-5 is already garnering high scores in the crossover SUV segment, proving to be stiff competition to rivals, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V.
The Mazda CX-9 is one of the best selling Mazda cars. Being the first 3-row crossover SUV by Mazda, this car that debuted in 2006 has been popularized by its sleek looks, comfortable and practical interior as well as its smooth and fun performance on the road. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 marked the greatest revamp of the range, featuring a stylish exterior that somehow merged the classy MX-5 Miata Sports and Mazda 3 to come up with the classy look that has been carried over to both the 2017 and 2018 models. In addition, Mazda also added upscale materials for its interior, making it classier than most of what is offered by rivals. As if this was not sufficient, Mazda made the 2016 CX-9 more fuel efficient by swapping its V6 engine for a 2.5L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 250hp. The 2018 CX-9 features all these models and a couple more safety tech additions as well as a new model under the Sport trim.
Debuted in 1996, Mazda 2 or Mazda Demio in some countries is a popular hatchback that was aimed at enhancing efficiency both in terms of space and fuel. This five door hatch has undergone design modifications over the years, and is currently in the fourth generation of production that kicked of with the debut of the 2014 Mazda Demio DJ. The current Mazda 2 model is a four-door hatch powered by a 1.5L diesel engine and features the SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic as well as the SkyActiv-MT five and six-speed manual gearboxes. It is offered in two trim levels, the Sport and the Touring. The Sport is the base level that features keyless entry, full power accessories, four speaker CD/MP3 stereo amongst other basics. However, the upper Touring trim comes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, alloy wheels, six-speaker stereo as well as adaptive cruise control. Even though it is a fairly simple car with simple looks, the Mazda 2 still offers a decent drive at an affordable cost.
Even though the Mazda 3 only made its debut in 2003, it is one of Mazda’s most loved productions. Available in both sedan and hatchback bodies, the Mazda 3 spots some amazing features for its price. Stylish by design, comfortable and classy inside with a fantastic driving experience, the Mazda 3 draws the right attention from car enthusiasts across the world. Powered by a 155 hp, 2.0L four cylinder engine in base models with the option of upgrading to the 184 hp 2.5L four cylinder engine, the Mazda 3 offers perfect handling for the daily commute especially in curvier roads. So far three generations of this car have been produced with the 2018 Mazda 3 being the latest production.