Few years ago, this Japanese car maker started completely new era in its long history. It all begun with Mazda 6 and CX-5 models, when new plenty of new technologies, such as new design language, new engines etc. were presented. Shortly after, company released several others, redesigned models such as Mazda 3, MX-5 Miata, CX-3 and Mazda 2. Now it is turn for a flagship model, when it is about crossovers. It will be a new, completely redesigned 2016 Mazda CX-9. This full-size crossover SUV originally came in 2006 and after almost nine years of production and two facelifts, it will be redesigned.
2016 Mazda CX-9 design
The 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be completely redesigned and it will come with plenty of significant improvements, both in terms of visual appearance and technologies. Instead of current Ford-derived platform, it will get new one, based on the company’s new SkyActive technology, which includes use of light materials, which will provide significant weight loss. When it is about visual appearance, 2016 Mazda CX-9 will completely feature company’s new “KODO – Soul of Motion” design language, which make this crossover much better looking, compared to current model. The new look will be probably the most notable change, because although current model is about nine years old, it is still considered as more than a competitive in all other aspects of the car. All in all, 2016 Mazda CX-9 will borrow many of design solutions from its smaller relative CX-5, but it will also feature many unique details. When it is about interior, it new model will get completely new cabin, which will be able to accommodate seven passengers and which will, beside new styling, also get plenty of new hi-tech features.
2016 Mazda CX-9 engine
According to the latest reports, company haven’t decide yet which engine exactly will be used for 2016 Mazda CX-9. For now, it is only for sure that current Ford’s Cyclone 3.7 liter V6 engine will be replaced. According to the rumors, new crossover will probably be powered by company’s new SkyActive inline-four turbocharged engine. It is also expected that higher trims will be equipped with V6 unit, while on markets like Europe, diesel variant will be offered too. Hybrid model is not in company’s plans at this moment, but it could come in next few years.
2016 Mazda CX-9 release date
According to the latest reports, 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be presented in November, at the 2015 LA Auto Show. Production model will be available shortly after.