Cars and Driving: Loving the Mazda CX-9 + Berjaya Auto Philippines officially opens for business!
I’m loving the look of the 2013 Mazda CX-9! This full-size crossover SUV has a spacious interior despite its compact appeal on the outside. It can accomodate the whole family (three-row, 7-seater) – plus our bags and more! It runs of a 273 hp 3.7L V6 engine (derived from Ford) and it has the KODO “Soul of Motion” design enhancements, complete with pentagonal grille, sleek headlights, and the i-ELOOP brake energy recuperation system. I am certainly adding this to my wishlist of Family SUVs and I wish we could take one for a test drive soon. Anyhoo, here’s news about Mazda Philippines…
Berjaya Auto Philippines Inc. officially begins this month its business operation as the new distributor of Mazda vehicles, parts and accessories in the country. Company executives bared that the first order of business for the company regarding Mazda is to extend access of Mazda vehicle sales and after-sales service to more areas across the country and establish a stronger presence to delight its customers through more dealerships. Filipino car enthusiasts will also see more improvements in products and service offerings that will further highlight Mazda’s unique product and quality craftsmanship, plus more of its “KODO—Soul of Motion” design theme and its multi-awarded SKYACTIV Technology, a technology that delivers more fuel efficiency and improved overall vehicle performance.
Shown in photo during the press conference that announced the start of Berjaya’s operations are From left) JAPHETH CASTILLO, Sales & Marketing Director, Berjaya Auto Philippines; DAVID MACASADIA, Director, Customer Service, After Sales and General Counsel, Berjaya Auto Philippines; STEVEN TAN, Chief Executive Officer, Berjaya Auto Philippines; DATO’ BEN YEOH, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bermaz Motor; DATO’ FRANCIS LEE, Executive Director, Berjaya Group; DATO’ AMER HAMZAH, Executive Director, Bermaz Motor.