The CX-9 is a full-size crossover produced by Japanese manufacturer Mazda. This excellent car was launched in 2006 as an all-new model. The original, first generation of this model is in production for almost nine years. During this period, we saw several updates and modifications. However, this crossover is still much older that most of its competitors, so launch of new model is necessary. The second generation of this crossover comes this year as 2016 year model. It will come with plenty of significant changes, so we don’t expect to see bigger changes in the second year of its production, when 2017 Mazda CX-9 is going to be released.
2017 Mazda CX-9 details
As you probably know, this full-size crossover is the latest model in company’s lineup to receive new “KODO – Soul of Motion” design language and also a new SKYACTIV technologies. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 will come only year after big redesign, so it will feature all of these changes. Instead of Ford’s platform, it will ride on new one that completely comes in new SKYACTIV technology. This means that besides new, advanced engines, we will also see many other technological achievements such as massive use of lightweight materials. This means that 2017 Mazda CX-9 will feature significantly lighter body than previous generation. This will surely provide much better overall performances. When it is about crossovers look, it will completely follow company’s new “KODO – Soul of Motion” design language. Most of design solutions will be borrower from smaller CX-5, but we also expect to see many of unique details. Same thing is expected with interior. We expect to see completely redesigned cabin of 2017 CX-9, also equipped with plenty of hi-tech features.
2017 Mazda CX-9 engine
Instead of current Ford’s 3.7 Cyclone engine, 2017 Mazda CX-9 will use new SKYACTIV engines. Exact units are still unknown, but we expect to see at least two engines in offer. The first one will be an inline-4 turbo engine, probably one with displacement of 2.5 liter. We also expect to see some V6 variant in offer, but exact unit is still unknown. For the European market, diesel engine is also expected.
2017 Mazda CX-9 release date and price
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is expected to come in the second half of next year. Base model is expected to go around 33.000 dollars.