The exterior of the Japanese brand's flagship three-row sports utility vehicle comes with gloss black door outer mirrors, gloss black for the new design front grille and 20-inch black metallic aluminium alloy wheels.
The interior features Burgundy leather seats and black trim on the dashboard, door panels and handle bezels.
Among the new premium features included are wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, wireless smartphone charger and paddle shifters.
Newly added to the vehicle's i-Activsense safety system are Smart Brake Support and Mazda Radar Cruise Control.
Other features of i-Activsense are Adaptive LED Headlights, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert and Smart City Brake Support.
Among the standard equipment are leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, three-zone automatic climate control, ten-way power driver's seat with memory positioning, interior LED accents, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio pairing, keyless entry, push-button start, LED headlights with auto-leveling, LED daytime running lights and taillights, and rain-sensing wipers.
Fully-imported from Japan, the CX-9 Ignite Edition is powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged Skyactiv-G engine that delivers 228hp and 420Nm of torque.
Available in front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD), transmission is the six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic with G-Vectoring Control Plus.
Buyers can choose six colours of Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Snowflake White Pearl, Sonic Silver, Deep Crystal Blue and Jet Black.
On-the-road without insurance prices but with 50% SST exemption until Dec 31 for private registration in Peninsular Malaysia are RM319,847 for the FWD type and RM336,215 for the AWD.
The Ignite Edition comes with a 5-Years Manufacturer Warranty + 5-Years Free Maintenance 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.