The CX-9 is a full-size crossover produced by Japanese manufacturer Mazda. This great car was launched in 2006 as an all-new model. The original, first generation of this model is in production for pretty much nine years. In the course of this period, we saw several updates and modifications.
On the other hand, this crossover is nonetheless substantially older that the majority of its competitors, so launch of new model is needed. The second generation of this crossover comes this year as 2016 year model. It will come with a lot of significant changes, so we do not expect to see larger changes in the second year of its production, when 2017 Mazda CX-9 is going to be released.
With U.S. and Canada slated to receive their first batch of the 2017 Mazda CX-9 this spring, the Japanese manufacturer began production of the three-row mid-size crossover SUV at its Ujina Plant in Hiroshima. Tailored for the North American market, the all-new CX-9 is anticipated to sell just about 50,000 units by the end of the year.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Design
Previewed by the Mazda Koeru concept, the second-generation CX-9 received the company’s Kodo design language as well as a high-quality interior with premium materials. The engine beneath the SUV’ s lengthy hood is also new. Horsepower is down when compared with the prior model, but the new SkyActiv unit pumps considerably a lot more torque to the wheels and returns greater fuel economy.
When the 2017 Mazda CX-9 debuted at the Los Angeles Show, it was an epiphany as far as the styling is concerned. The grandest expression of the automaker’s KODO – Soul of Motion design language renders the CX-9 pleasing to the eye. Much better nonetheless, the crisp lines of the exterior are complemented by the cabin design.
Here you’ll locate goodies which include genuine aluminum trim, Japanese rosewood, and Nappa leather wrapping all seven seats. For a manufacturer that isn’t a part of the Holy Trinity from Germany, these particulars make the Mazda CX-9 as impressive as a non-premium mid-size crossover SUV gets.
Up front, the driving knowledge is enhanced by an obtainable 4.6-inch color TFT screen in the gauges, a colour head-up display, and the Mazda Connect touchscreen infotainment system. The latter comes in seven- or eight-inch versions and controls radio, phone, navigation, diagnostic and phone functions via a commander control knob or voice control.