It is time to change new shoes for my car again with 83,000km displayed on odometer. Though the old tyre (Michelin Pilot Sport 3 205/50 R17 89W) seems able to continue for more mileage from outlook, but i can feel loosing grips of tyre while driving which creates slight lack-of-confident while taking corners. In addition, road noise from front wheel and bumpiness of the car has increased obviously.
Thought of trying ContiSportContact series from Continental tyres, but too bad there are no stock available, so took new set of Michelin Pilot Sport 3 (215/45 R17 91V) instead. Image above shows different sizes of Michelin PS3 (215/45 R17 91V) on the left with Michelin PS3 (205/50 ZR17 89W) at right.
Mazda’s top-of-the-line model, the CX-9, represents a fresh choice for active, style-conscious families dissatisfied with existing SUVs. The CX-9 stands apart from competing models in that its design and dynamics require no sacrifices in roominess, ride comfort, and other aspects of functionality. CX-9 owners not only enjoy the personal satisfaction yielded by the refined design and sporty handling but can also take pride in offering family members and friends an extremely comfortable and safe ride.
The dynamic Mazda CX-9 has been comprehensively refreshed to further heighten its international profile and popularity, as well as strengthen the Mazda brand.
The new Mazda CX-9 projects the image of a crossover SUV with unique Mazda values. It is a highly functional vehicle distinguished by a sleek design with long, low proportions as well as sporty, dynamic performance rarely experienced in an SUV. Although CX-9 is a full-size SUV, it has all the eye-catching design and fun-to-drive dynamics that are core strengths of the Mazda brand.
The new Mazda CX-9 incorporates the ‘KODO — Soul of Motion’ design theme. The vitality expressed by this design theme and the long, low proportions of CX-9 combine to create a look that speaks of class.
Great news for those who need a People-Mover in their lives. There is now one that combines style and comfort with spirited performance, enhanced safety and superior fuel economy. And at a pleasingly affordable price. Bermaz is bringing in Mazda’s ground breaking MPV – the Mazda Biante.
The Mazda Biante is the first MPV with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, Mazda’s suite of technical breakthroughs that turn automotive engineering on its head. This suite of breakthrough technologies brings Mazda’s renowned Zoom-Zoom performance with environmental- and wallet-friendly features.
The heart of the Mazda Biante is the new-generation high-efficiency direct-injection petrol engine. The SKYACTIV-G 2.0, with its exceptionally high compression ratio of 12.0:1, delivers exciting performance and also new standards for fuel efficiency and emissions control. It is mated to the high-efficiency SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission that offers smooth gearshifts with the direct feel and fuel efficiency of a manual transmission. The Biante is equipped with Mazda’s i-Stop idling stop system that switches off the engine at idle. This fuel-saving system delivers almost instantaneous restarts.
The strikingly attractive and aerodynamic MPV is the result of a finely sculptured body made of an optimum mix of lightweight and ultra-strong materials, giving the Biante an extremely rigid body in spite of its spacious interior and the large door openings. The highly favourable power-to-weight ratio offers superior handling and low fuel consumption.
Mazda Malaysia introduced two (3 to be exact with latest Mazda 3 showing off in the event) new vehicles on 13th November 2013 at One-Utama Shopping Centre in PJ Selangor. First, the new MPV Mazda Biante that only available in several countries (Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand and Malaysia) with OTR price of 149,781.70. And second, the facelift crossover SUV Mazda CX-9.
These are some official photos from the launch event:
Introduction of Skyactiv Technologies.