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PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF MAZDA PHILIPPINES AN enticing new addition to Mazda’s flagship SUV lineup for 2022 is the CX-9 Black Edition, designed to emanate a stylish and distinct presence with every drive.

The New Year is about new beginnings. And for this new 2022, Mazda Philippines once again raises the standard of class, comfort and elegance as it introduces a bolder, safer and more premium selection for its flagship seven-seater crossover, the 2022 Mazda CX-9.

The 2022 Mazda CX-9 secured its commanding presence on the road with the introduction of the sporty Black Edition, and upgraded new features across all three variants. Primed with elegant design, first class functionality, enhanced comfort, and advanced safety technology, this stunner raises the bar—yet again—in the premium sport utility vehicle and crossover space.

“The Mazda CX-9 has always been at the helm of Mazda’s ongoing journey to premium,” shares Steven Tan, president and CEO of Mazda Philippines.

INSIDE, the top-tier includes three rows of elegant and supple Oriental Brown Nappa Leather-lines seats for seven adult passengers.

“As our premier SUV offering, it continues to champion a superior level of quality, richness and performance that makes it stand out with prestige. We are confident that our discerning clientele will again be enamored by the new CX-9’s presence and the premium stature it affords them.”

New premium features across the 2022 CX-9 Range

These new features enhance convenience, driving enjoyment and comfort across the entire 2022 Mazda CX-9 range: New 9.2-inch infotainment display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; standard wireless charger pad for your mobile phone’s battery; auto hold function to complement the electronic parking brake; G-Vectoring Plus and paddle shifters.

2022 CX-9 AWD Exclusive

At the top of this vehicle range sits the new CX-9 AWD Exclusive, which exudes a whole new level of refinement.

Equipped with the confidence-inspiring Mazda i-Activ all-wheel drive system and now further enhanced by off-road traction assist, it reaches new heights of on and off-road road safety with its superior handling and traction.

Donning 20-inch Bright Silver alloy wheels and featuring a new Gray Metallic front grille design and larger tailpipe finishers, it arrives with calm and collected elegance in any setting.

Inside, it includes three rows of elegant and supple Oriental Brown Nappa Leather-lines seats for seven adult passengers. Driver and front passenger seats are ventilated for improved comfort. To further elevate the sense of luxury, the seat surfaces are Diamond Pattern-stitched, creating a cozier quilted living space for all passengers. An electric sunroof is standard on the CX-9 AWD Exclusive. Both exclusive features come together to create an even airier cabin space for its high-end clientele.

A rich audio experience comes with the excellent 12-speaker BOSE Premium Sound System, which is mated to the nine-inch Mazda Connect infotainment controls.

Likewise, it introduces the complete set of i-Activsense safety technologies. Not to mention enhanced radar cruise control and Smart City Brake Support for the front and rear to reduce the probability of collision with oncoming vehicles while maneuvering in and out of parking spaces.

CX-9 Black Edition sports its Burgundy Leather seats and red stitching on the leather steering wheel inside its cabin.

2022 CX-9 Black Edition

Meanwhile, an enticing new addition to Mazda’s flagship SUV lineup for 2022 is the CX-9 Black Edition. Designed to emanate a stylish and distinct presence with every drive, it brandishes a new intricate front grille design. Designed in lustrous Piano Black, the detailed new grille brings about heightened sophistication to the three-row full-sized crossover.

Fitted with 20-inch Black Alloy wheels, this variant exudes youthful sportiness and refined elegance in every angle. Complemented by Gloss Black side mirrors to reflect the owner’s individualism, it creates an imposing presence on any road.

Inside, it sports its Burgundy Leather seats and red stitching on the leather steering wheel. Both complement the elegant and classy dark finish and trim inside the cabin. Seat ventilation comes standard with the eight-way driver and six-way passenger power front seat control equipped seats.

Passengers will likewise appreciate the two USB ports embedded in the center armrest of the second row seats, as well as its 12-speaker BOSE Premium Sound System.

2022 CX-9 Touring

The 2022 Mazda CX-9 Touring, on the other hand, maintains its premium presence as the introduction variant to the range. Its clean, minimalist exterior aesthetic is designed for the busy executive urban mobility. With its 18-inch Gray Metallic Alloy wheels and front-wheel drive configuration, it prioritizes riding comfort without sacrificing the commanding form the CX-9 is known for.

Inside, black leather seats in all three rows continue to adorn its plush interiors. Featuring six-way driver and four-way passenger power adjustment front seats, it creates precise seating positions for the occupants of the front row.

The CX-9 Touring is proof that luxury and style can be accessible.

All variants of the 2022 Mazda CX-9 lineup will benefit from the responsive performance of the Skyactiv-G 2.5L dynamic turbo engine. Its 229hp and 420N-m of torque running on regular unleaded 93 RON gasoline is more than ample to deliver spritely performance uncommon in most large SUVs. The turbocharged engine is mated to a quick-shifting, six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission to maximize performance and fuel efficiency. Along with G-Vectoring Control Plus, the Mazda CX-9 achieves the same exhilarating driving attributes one would expect from a Mazda.

The 2022 Mazda CX-9 lineup is priced as follows: CX-9 AWD Exclusive — P2,990,000; CX-9 BLACK Edition — P2,790,000 and CX-9 Touring — P2,490,000.