Mazda Corporation has announced a product recall to replace its fuel delivery module (fuel pump) as a precautionary measure.
A total of 19,685 units of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia that were manufactured between year 2017 and 2019 are affected in the product recall. The models affected are:
Mazda2 – 2,028 units
Mazda3 – 1,441 units
Mazda6 – 13 units
Mazda CX-3 – 381 units
Mazda CX-5 – 15,780 units
Mazda CX-9 – 42 units
Bermaz Motor also mentioned that all year 2020 production models are not affected in this product recall.
This product recall is necessary as a preventive measure to address the possibility of loss of engine power or vehicle stalling caused by the fuel pump module.
Affected customers will be informed via notification letters and mobile SMS, which will include details of the product recall. Upon receipt of notification to replace the fuel pump, Bermaz Motor urges all affected customers to contact any Bermaz authorized service centres to make an appointment.
The replacement of the affected fuel pump is free of charge and all costs related to this replacement activity will be borne by Bermaz Motor.
The duration of repair service is estimated to take approximately 1.5 hours or slightly longer depending on the model and the service centre workload at the time of appointment. The replacement stocks will be available in stages.
In conjunction with Mazda’s 100th anniversary, Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd, the authorised distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia has introduced the CX-3 Limited Edition to commemorate the occasion.
Developed by Bermaz’s MazdaSports Division, the limited edition CX-3 features various enhancements such as a unique bodykit which comprises two-tone body paint with a Piano Black roof, a front lip spoiler, a rear spoiler, Gunmetal design 18-inch alloy wheels, brushed aluminium exhaust tips, and Mazda 100th Anniversary Badges.
Inside, the theme extends to the seats, steering wheel, armrest, and the gear knob that feature a unique dark gray suede finish to match the dashboard and door trims.
Complementing the package is the Black limited edition carpet mats, and a JBL Basspro Hub 11-inch subwoofer.
Other functional enhancements include a front strut tower brace that covers the engine as well as lower front, mid and rear chassis bars for a sportier driving experience.
Power still comes courtesy of the same naturally aspirated 2.0-litre 4-cylinder SkyActiv-G petrol engine that produces 156 PSand 206 Nm of torque, which is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Limited to just 25 units, the Limited Edition package costs RM 14,500 on top of the stock CX-3 which now asks for RM126,829 (minus SST).
According to Bermaz, the Limited Edition package also comes with a 1-Year Mazda Genuine Accessory Warranty based on the period of fitment at the time of new vehicle purchase.
The limited edition CX-3 is now open for reservation and orders can be placed at any of the Mazda outlets.
As this a unique production build model, expected delivery is by the end July 2020 and will come exclusively in the Snowflake White Pearl colour.
Bermaz Motor, the authorised distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia, has signed a supply agreement with Petronas Lubricants Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PLMM) for the Supply of Petronas Syntium Full-Synthetic Engine Oil for a period of five Years.
Beginning next month, the use of full synthetic engine oil will retrospectively apply to all Mazda vehicles under the Free Service Maintenance without additional cost to our customers.
Bermaz also extended the validity of 5 Years Warranty & 5 Years Free Service Maintenance to Mazda owners affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO) recently.
“We are very pleased to be working with Bermaz Motor in supplying our latest Petronas Syntium with Cooltech™ technology which has been formulated to fight against excessive engine heat for better engine performance,” said Hardeep Kirpal Singh, Chief Executive Officer of PLMM for Petronas.
PLMM’s product portfolio encompasses Passenger Car Motor Oils (PCMO), Motorcycle Oils (MCO), Commercial Vehicle Lubricants (CVL) as well as Industrial and Marine Lubricants (IML) that caters for consumers, commercial and industrial consumption. PLMM has three main flagship brands, namely PETRONAS Syntium, PETRONAS Sprinta and PETRONAS Urania.
Names and languages can be tricky. Depending on how unfortunate the situation is, a name which means something cool in a particular language can also mean something totally different in another language.
This is also why more manufacturers, especially the ones that are making models that are sold on a global scale, have started resorting to numeric and alphanumeric to make things easier and safer. No matter where a car is sold in the world, the name is going to be the same.
Take Bodo, the electric car brand from China that went viral recently for instance. Regardless of what the brand name means, their cars will probably never do well here. Do we even have to explain why?
Imagine having to tell your friends about the brand new Bodo you just got your hands on. Exactly.
So, inspired by the Bodo, we went on a Google-ing spree to see if there are any other cars with similar, unfortunate names that will make us laugh, and boy, were we up for a treat.
Out of all the funny names like the Great Wall Wingle, the Volkswagen Thing, the Mitsubishi Lettuce, the Isuzu Mystery Utility Wizard, Honda Life Dunk, and many more, the one that made us laugh the most was… the Mazda Laputa.
The Laputa, which was Mazda’s version of the Suzuki Kei, was introduced in 1999 as a sort of SUV /kei car mix. Restyled slightly for 2001 and retired in 2006, the Laputa was available with front- or all-wheel drive, and as a 3-door hatchback or even a 5-door wagon, with both SOHC and DOHC engines.
Although it was sold in numerous markets in the world, it never made it to Spain, and had to have its name changed in some countries that spoke Spanish, because “Laputa” actually means “prostitute” in Spanish.
Even if you never spoke Spanish, pop culture made sure that the whole world knew the word, no thanks to Netflix mega hits like Narcos and Money Heist which have been watched by a substantial amount of people around the world.
So, let us have a moment of silence for the Mazda Laputa and other cars with similar, unfortunate names around the world.
Mazda has officially started production of the all-new Mazda MX-30, the company’s first all-electric vehicle, at Ujina plant No. 1 in Hiroshima, Japan.
Expected to be available in selected markets around the world either later this year or in 2021, the new MX-30 is powered by Mazda’s e-Skyactiv front-wheel drive powertrain which combines a 145 PS electric motor with a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery, equipping the new SUV with a driving range of approximately 200km (WLTP combined).
The system battery can be charged to 80% within approximately 40 minutes using DC rapid charging.
The MX-30’s Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture has been specifically tailored to complement the vehicle’s all-electric driving behaviour. Mazda claims that the EV will be as great to drive as every other Mazda car.
Design wise, there’s nothing much to shout about. Like the rest of the portfolio, the exterior design is based on Mazda’s Kodo Soul of Motion philosophy, but with a three-tone paint job. The pillar-less freestyle doors are cool though.
Inside, the MX-30 EV features light grey cloth and stone leatherette upholstery combined with orange seat stitching, a driver-centric cockpit, a floating centre console, Mazda’s first seven-inch touch-screen air-conditioning panel, and a range of new, environmentally friendly materials such as cork, and door trim fabric incorporating fibres from recycled plastic bottles.
Standard interior equipment includes a windscreen projecting head-up display, 8-way electric adjustable drivers’ seat, a colour 7-inch TFT dial display, a leather wrapped steering wheel and chrome trim accents, Mazda Connect, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the technology tally also includes Mazda Radar Cruise control and a driver’s knee airbag.
In order to make sure it drives well, Mazda has incorporated the Electric G-Vectoring Control Plus (e-GVC Plus) technology into the MX-30, enhancing the chassis performance by using motor torque to optimise the front-rear load shift for improved stability.
The dynamic focus also extends to a throttle pedal that delivers a seamless transition between linier power delivery and smooth regeneration on lift off, equally, the braking system offers a seamless transfer between energy regeneration and hydraulic brake action.
In a nutshell, what Mazda is saying here is that they’ve thrown in a lot of gizmos and technology to make it drive just like a conventional petrol or diesel powered vehicle. As exciting and promising as it sounds, we shall wait for its arrival in this part of the world (fingers crossed) and see if it lives up to all the claims.
Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd, the authorised distributor for Mazda in Malaysia announced today that the CX-30 SUV which was launched just months ago, has been updated.
The big news is the introduction of the CX-30 2.0L AWD High variant, which is now the range topping model in the range, with an asking price of RM176,059.
With the introduction of the AWD variant, the CX-30 is now available in four variants:
CX-30 2.0L 2WD – RM145,759
CX-30 2.0L 2WD High – RM164,059
CX-30 1.8L Diesel 2WD High – RM172,943
CX-30 2.0L AWD High – RM176,059
Powering the new variant is the same 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic gearbox as the other 2.0G variants, but with Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive system. Total output figures stand at 162 hp and 213 Nm of torque.
The i-Activ AWD system also comes equipped with an Off-road Traction Assist system, which distributes power to the tires that are in contact with the road surface to maximize traction performance.
Apart from the i-Activ AWD system and the off-road traction assist system, the 2.0L SKYACTIV-G AWD retains the same specification as the 2.0L SKYACTIV-G High spec variant.
Besides the new variant, the entry level CX-30 2.0L Skyactiv-G has been updated with a couple of new features such as the Mazda Advanced Keyless entry, and the Walk Away Lock feature. Thanks to the new features, price has gone up by RM2,700 to RM145,759.
The MAZDA CX-30 is currently CBU from Japan. The colour line-up remains unchanged, comprising Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Snowflake White Pearl, Titanium Flash and Polymetal Gray Metallic; making a total of 8 colours available.
All new Mazda vehicles will have 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty + 5-Years Free Maintenance (except Mazda BT-50) according to manufacturer’s standards inclusive of labour, parts and lubricants.
Both Manufacturer Warranty and Free Maintenance have a coverage period of five years and a mileage limit of 100,000km, whichever comes first.
The All-New Mazda CX-30 has been officially launched in Malaysia, filling in the gap between the CX-3 and the CX-5.
On the exterior, the overall design of the CX-30 portrays the releasing and diffusing of energy built-up from the nose and the front fenders though to the rear tires in a single motion to convey a sense of strong forward motion.
Other exterior refinements include a lower body with sleekly flowing proportions of a coupe, as well as LED lights all around.
Inside, the cockpit is symmetrical and firmly centered on the driver, with all three meters in the meter cluster and the center display correctly angled towards the driving position, giving the driver an enhanced sense of unity with the vehicle and an even easier operation.
A secondary, wing shaped hood is fitted to the upper area of the dashboard. Running horizontally from the top of the meter hood to the end of the door trim on the passenger side, it generates an airy atmosphere that give the cockpit an expansive feel, as well as adding to the front passenger’s feeling of relaxation, comfort and security.
Stitching on the edge of the hood is one more expression of the CX-30’s refined interior quality. The wide floor console groups the shift lever, cup holders and commander control forward in a ‘control area’ close to the driver for convenient operation, while the gently curved knee rest behind create a warm, contrasting atmosphere.
The shift panel has an evolved version of Mazda’s ‘two-layer molding’ technology originally developed for the new Mazda3. Light striking the deep smoke-gray panel reveals a metallic pattern engraved in the base later to accentuate CX-30’s atmosphere of fine detailing and advanced character.
Luggage capacity is a generous 430 litres, enough to simultaneously accommodate a large, global-standard baby carriage and a carry-on bag.
The liftgate opening is 1,020mm wide, while the height of the flip is a relatively low 731mm, making it easier to load and unload heavy or bulky cargo.
The Active Driving Display, meters and center display were all redesigned to present information in a simple fashion, while the fonts used were unified to create a pleasing and consistent look.
Where infotainment is concerned, the CX-30 adopts an 8.8-inch wide-screen center display, offering simplified operation that requires only the use of the commander control, it also features a new intuitive guidance system that makes the commander control easier to operate.
The standard audio system features a 3-way, 8-speaker configuration with 3L woofers mounted at the sides of the cowl, 2.5cm tweeters on the left and right sail garnishes and 8cm squawkers on the upper section of the front and rear door trim.
Under the hood, the CX-30 gets two engine options – the latest Skyactiv-G 2.0 gasoline engine and a 1.8-litre SKYACTIV-D turbodiesel.
While the former makes 162 hp and 213 Nm of torque, while the new diesel engine produces 114 hp and 270 Nm of torque. All variants are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that delivers power exclusively to the front wheels.
In the area of active safety, CX-30’s i-Activsense, is available on the CX-30 High variants, while further evolved technologies to help prevent accidents through advanced brake control enhance the omnidirectional sensing capability Mazda is pursuing.
Other i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features includes; Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), High Beam Control (HBC), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) with Lane-Keep Assist System (LAS), Front & Rear Smart Brake Support (SBS) and Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC).