Unlike sedans, SUVs are taller vehicles in order to have the extra ground clearance. As a result, this positions their centre of gravity higher and this has implications on the handling and stability of the vehicle. Ideally, the centre of gravity should be as close to the ground as possible for the best stability during cornering but as it is higher in a SUV, owners are advised to take note of this and not expect it to behave in the same way as a sedan.

While the laws of physics cannot be changed, various driver assistance systems have been developed over the years to reduce incidents if a SUV corners too fast and stability is affected. However, drivers still need to understand that they should not drive a SUV like a sedan.

A participant driving through one of the tests at the first advanced driving course held earlier in the year.

For owners of the Mazda CX-5 who want to enjoy their driving their SUV with peace of mind, Bermaz Motor’s MazdaSports Academy is offering a course for them to learn advanced driving practices. This is the second time that such a course is being offered for Mazda owners. The course will be held on October 13 and 14 at the MAEPS site in Serdang which is located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

Like other Mazda models, the CX-5 has been engineered with a human-centric development philosophy, allowing its drivers to ‘Celebrate Driving’ every time they are out on the road. Jinba-Ittai, a character only found in Mazda vehicles, makes the driver one with the vehicle and at the MazdaSports Academy, participants will be able to under this true spirit of Mazda.

Because the sessions are fairly personalized in approach, only 30 CX-5 owners can be accepted. To be among them, you should quickly register your interest at Mazda Malaysia’s Facebook Page.

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Visit www.mazda.com.my to know more about the CX-5 and other Mazda models available in Malaysia.

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