The Japanese car manufacturer will finally unveil its second generation of CX-9 ten years after the first generation which debuted back in 2006. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 will become the company’s flagship vehicle and it is designed to provide exceptional comfort and performance. The vehicle will bear some of the exterior characteristic of the 2016 Volvo XC90, the winner of the „SUV of the year“ award.
Nevertheless, this all-new midsize three-row crossover SUV comes with beautiful look which was designed by Mazda’s Kodo „Soul Motion“ Design. The car will also come with significant weight reduction. There is no doubt that the 2016 Mazda CX-9 will provide an unique driving experience.
2016 Mazda CX-9 Release date
The car should be available for purchase during the first half of 2016.
Price for Mazda CX-9
The price of the new 2016 Mazda CX-9 should be at range between $30,000 to $40,000. Main competitors of this three-row crossover will be Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento and Toyota Highlinder.
Exterior of Mazda CX-9
As far as the exterior is concerned, the new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will bear very sporty and dynamic design . Stunning sharp lines will provide very aggressive appearance. As mention above, the vehicle uses company’s Kodo design language and the exterior will be redesigned from the ground up.
The vehicle is 199.4 inches in length and it is 1.2 inches shorter than its predecessor, but the wheelbase has been stretched by 2.2 inches, which allowed more leg room, as well as entry and exit from the rear.
The body of the vehicle will be produced by the materials of the highest quality only. It will be able with standard 18-inch alloy wheels, with 20-inch available as an option.
Mazda CX-9 Interior
When it comes to the interior of the new Mazda CX-9 2016, we can say that it is one of the quietest on the market. The cabin is also very sophisticated with plenty of leather upholstery.
There will be plenty of space to accommodate up to 7 passengers, as well as abundance of cargo space. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be full of advance safety and infotainment features which will provide safe and enjoyable ride.
Mazda CX-9 2016 Engine and Transmission
When it comes to the engine, the all-new Mazda CX-9 2016 comes with only one power-train option. One of the best things in the new CX-9 is a new 2.5 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Skyactiv engine that displaces 2.5 liter V6.
The new engine around 150 pounds lighter than the engine it replaces and it is capable of producing only a modest 250 hp, but that is compensated by a staggering 310 pound-feet of torque, peaking at 2000 rpm on premium fuel. This engine will be linked to a six-speed automatic transmission unit, with the same i-Activ all-wheel drive system available as in the CX-5.
The officials says that the 2016 CX9 shed 198 pounds in front-wheel drive mode, and 287 pounds in all-wheel drive form. The dropping of the mass was so significant that the engineers put back extra 53 pounds of sound deadening material which resulted in improved quietness of the cabin.