Mazda CX-9 current model still looks attractive yet it was refreshed in 2012. Mazda is said to be working on its replacement which will appear as a 2016 year model. Mazda’s global sales director Masahiro Moto shed some light regarding the upcoming generation of Mazda CX-9. New 2016 CX-9 will move away from Ford’s derived components like the V6 engine which is found in the current model. The main changes to be expected in the new machine are in its exterior look as well as under its hood. 2016 Mazda CX-9 will receive the incredible KODO design in terms of treatments. It will be built on anew SKYACTIV chassis and platform. Its interior will also be refreshed but the exact details are still unknown. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be offered with the same three trim levels namely Touring, Sport and Grand Touring.
2016 Mazda CX-9: Exterior and Interior
Owing to the use of a new SkyActve platform, this model will be lighter and also fuel efficient. Again, this brand new platform will improve its stability on the road and also give a nice appearance. The exterior changes expected on this car include a revised bumper, 21 inch alloy wheels, a sloping rear end and a new grille. The redesigned 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be refreshed with a variety of exterior color choices. Almost every exterior feature will be brand new including the halogen fog lights and rain sensing windscreen wipers.
2016 Mazda CX-9 will come with a modern interior. It will be more spacious thus offering superior comfort. It will be equipped with new modern and comfortable seats. Some of the standard features in the 2016 Mazda CX-9 include Bluetooth, automatic climate control, leather steering wheel, a touch screen, rollover sensing, stability control, curtain airbags and Antisense. Its interior will be developed using top quality products which include a long list of modern functions in addition to entertaining systems. There will be a keyless ignition, auto-dimming rear view hand mirror with home link and power window and doors at its base trim level.
2016 Mazda CX-9: Engine and Fuel Economy
The current 3.7 liter V6 engine will not feature in this model. Instead, this engine will be replaced with a 2.5 liter SKYACTIV engine which will generate 320 horsepower. This expected engine will be an in-line four. It is expected to be a good choice irrespective of it not being a V6, and it will have high power outputs and improved EPA fuel economy. There are expectations of a second engine which is rumored to be a brand new V6 engine currently under development. Its engines will be mated with a six speed automatic transmission. 2016 Mazda CX-9 will transmit power to the front wheel drive and any other optional drive. The engine will be rated at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
2016 Mazda CX-9: Price and Release Date
Its price has not been determined but it will vary depending on the trim level and the type of engine which will be available. Nevertheless, its price will be slightly above the current model considering the changes which have been administered in this vehicle. It is expected to be released in the last quarter of 2016.