The current Mazda CX-9 model is still very attractive since it was last refreshed in 2012. Nevertheless, that has not stopped its manufacturers from working on a replacement of this refreshed model which will be introduced in the market in 2016. Mazda’s director Masahiro Moto has shed some light in regard to the 2016 Mazda CX-9 model. This upcoming model will be redesigned entirely. Apart from what the director said, some speculations are also going round about the features that will be available in this car. This full-size SUV will come with the basic lines in Kodo design which are standard in all latest Mazda models, but this new car will be a bit distinct and modern. One characteristic with Mazda manufacturers is that they always go beyond limits to make each of their models a surprise regardless of the information that people have prior to release. This is expected to be the case in the 2016 Mazda CX-9 as well.
Body Design of the 2016 Mazda CX-9
This car will be equipped with the famous SKYACTIV technology, an innovative technology which is being utilized in all Mazda models. The aim of using this technology is to enhance efficiency and performance of this model. This means that as a sports utility vehicle, this car will use a lot of lightweight but strong materials which will provide enough support for everything in this car, in addition to reducing its weight to decrease fuel consumption. To date, there is no much information about its new features, but people expect them to be of high quality. Nevertheless, this model will come with a vast use of SKYACTIV technology on the crucial body parts like the engine and its platform. This new technology has been proven to be of excellent technology and great quality.
Information about the trim levels or even the interior are also not revealed. However, considering Mazda’s previous models comfort levels, this 2016 Mazda CX-9 should also come with superior features in terms of comfort, entertainment and safety among other aspects. Its cabin space is also expected to be increased with an additional head and leg room. Similarly, there are anticipations that more cargo space will be created in this version.
2016 Mazda CX-9 Engine:
Its engine is said to be the biggest change in this new model. This new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will use the turbocharged 2.5 liter SKYACTIV inline four gasoline unit which generates about 320 horsepower. Another more powerful engine is expected to be offered. This engine is rumored to be V6 which is currently on its improvement stage. This second model is expected to offer improved performance, agility and better handling in addition to decreased fuel economy. In terms of its transmission, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be equipped with a changeable six speed automatic gearbox which shall either be paired with front wheel or an all wheel drive.
2016 Mazda CX-9: Price and launch Date
This SUV is likely to be released towards the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016. As for the price, no official information has been conveyed in regard to this matter. However, rumors allege that it will cost significantly higher that what the outgoing model costs. However new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be redesigned and biggest change should be downsizing numbers of cylinders in it powertrain. That’s right new CX-9 will most probably be powered by 4-cylinder engine.