2017 Mazda CX-9 – Rendering
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To be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 has been rendered by CarScoops, sporting the latest iteration of the KODO design language. The three-row SUV is expected to make its debut at the LA Motor Show taking place in November this year.
The SUV features a sharpened version of the KODO design language, with the fascia getting a prominent grille outlined in chrome with horizontal slats, flanked by swept-back headlamps. The sides get muscular wheel arches, flagpole-style side mirrors, bigger rear doors and upward sweeping shoulder line. The rear sees a tail gate mounted spoiler, dual exhausts and elongated tail lights, inferred from recent spyshots.
Changes under the bonnet are in the offing as well. The Ford-sourced V6 engine will no longer be utilized, in its place will come Mazda’s own range of SkyActiv engines. The one most probable to do duty in the CX-9 is the 2.5-liter, turbocharged four cylinder petrol unit, this engine is already seen in the top-end CX-5 model and will be tuned to produce more power in the range of 275 bhp, say reports.
A 6-speed automatic transmission will be standard while all-wheel drive system will be part of optional equipment. The SUV is likely to go on sale first in the USA in the first half of 2016.
[Source – CarScoops]