2016 Mazda CX-9
This full-size crossover SUV was originally launched in 2006 as 2007 year model. It was refreshed two times (2010 and 2013) and next year we are finally going to see second-generation model, which will come as 2016 Mazda CX-9. New model will be completely redesigned. Although Mazda keeps most of details as secret, there are plenty of rumors and speculations about new model. It is for sure that 2016 Mazda CX-9 will come with many improvements. It will come with new exterior, interior and also with many technical changes.
2016 Mazda CX-9 redesign
Although details about 2016 CX-9’s look are still unknown, it is for sure that new model will be based on new SKYACTIVE technology, which includes improvements in many aspects. One of them is weigh reduction. This means that new crossover will be much lighter thanks to the use of lightweight materials. This will provide better performance and also better fuel economy. When it’s about body style, new Mazda CX-9 will get all-new look, which will definitely follow the lines of company’s new “Kodo” design, which promises not only refreshed, modern and more attractive look, but also better aerodynamics to ensure better performances.
2016 CX-9 engine
Probably the most significant change in new model will be under the hood. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is going to get new engine. The current Ford’s 3.7 liter V6 engine, which outputs 273 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque will be replaced with new SKYACTIVE engine. It will be a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine with around 320 horses. This engine brings not only more power but also much better fuel economy. It is expected that 2016 CX-9 will be also offered in more powerful V6 variant, but details are still unknown. When it is about transmission, there will be only 6-speed automatic transmission in offer, which will deliver power either to front or all wheels.
2016 Mazda CX-9 release date and price
It is expected that 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be released late next year. Although price is still unknown, it is expected to remain in the same range as for the current model.