2017 Mazda CX-9 revealed at LA Auto Show
Mazda unveiled the all-new 2017 CX-9 at the 2015 LA Auto Show. This second generation model was a long time coming, as the current model has been around since 2007.
It looks quite appealing as it follows Mazda’s new KODO design language that features a large grille and standard LED headlights. It also gets tailgate-mounted spoiler, a dual exhaust system, and 18 or 20-inch alloy wheels. The new CX-9 may be slightly shorter than the previous generation, but the wheelbase has been increased to offer more leg-room for rear passengers.
The interior continues the 3-row seating system and gets an aluminium trim on the dashboard. It also gets redesigned front seats, LED accent lighting and a 7 or 8-inch screen with the infotainment system. The cabin is also significantly quieter than the previous generation as it now gets thicker windows and more sounding deadening material.
Optional features include a 12-speaker Bose audio system, Nappa leather upholstery, and authentic Japanese Rosewood trim. There is also a instrument cluster with a 4.6-inch TFT display mounted between the gauges.
Under the hood, it gets a new turbocharged 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The motor produces about 227 hp and a sizeable 420 Nm of torque. It makes 250 hp with higher-octane premium petrol. The car will be available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 should arrive in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other GCC countries during the second half of next year.
Keep track of the latest prices and updates in the Mazda CX-9 buyer guide.