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.