Nearly a decade after the first-generation Mazda CX-9 made its debut, the carmaker has finally unveiled its successor at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Mazda sold the first-generation CX-9 as a 2007 model, and it plans to market the new CX-9 as a 2016 model.
In 2006, Mazda CX-9 quickly gained the attention of the automotive market thanks to its radical design cues as well as the driving enjoyment typically absent from its rivals in its class. The second generation Mazda CX-9 builds on that momentum but with more surprises on hand.
For instance, the new MY2016 Mazda CX-9 represents the latest rendition and the most impressive of Mazda's KODO—Soul of Motion design yet. This midsize crossover features a proud front fascia with crisp lines flowing to the rear.
These lines start from the front with a dynamic five-point grille with double bars. The lines are bordered by standard low- and high-beam LED headlights. On the other hand, the SUV's grille dons a strong lower body and sleek upper body that elevate KODO.
Its cabin is laden with Auburn-colored Nappa leather, Japanese rosewood and aluminum. The second-generation Mazda CX-9 is not just any ordinary mid-size crossover vaunted for its functionality as it is also one that promises an authentic driving experience.
Thus, Mazda engineers provided it with the driving dynamics typical of a Mazda vehicle – nimble handling, agile steering and responsive powertrain – by giving the crossover a light yet rigid structure using SKYACTIV Technology. With these features, the second generation CX-9's main target is to deliver an uncompromised driving experience for any customer.