2017 Mazda CX-9 Redesign: Substantial Changes (Spy Shots)
The next generation of the Mazda CX-9 SUV will be released in the first half of the next year as a 2017 model, according to several reports. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 redesign will be really elaborate. The total makeover will bring a completely new generation of the seven-seater SUV that’s capable of competing with the most prominent SUVs within its niche.
The redesigned 2017 CX-9 got a new platform, new design and powertrain. In other words, the SUV has been redesigned from the ground up. Thanks to the Carscoops’ reader, Ken, we now know that the next-gen Mazda CX-9 is going be amazing.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Redesign Spy Shots: Kodo Design Language
The exterior of the redesigned next generation suffered numerous changes. Of course, they did their best to camouflage the new body design, but those spy shots may reveal a thing or two. There’s no doubt the 2017 Mazda CX-9 will have a brand new front fascia with an expressive Kodo grille and more aggressive headlights. The distinctive Kodo design language is really easy to be identified.
As you can see, the vehicle is going to look more dynamic and drastically sportier than before. The automaker decided to offer a seven-seater that’s equally (or even more) attractive than its smaller siblings.
More Fundamental Changes
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 will finally get a SKYACTIV platform. This isn’t just a matter of pride. The new platform developed using the famous Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology is going to significantly contribute to the SUV’s performance. We do not know how much weight the SUV lost thanks to the new platform, but the automotive public has really high expectations.
New SKYACTIV Engine
The 3.7-liter engine will be replaced by a turbocharged 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G engine that delivers 275 horsepower. The new mill will be mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. As for the drive, the 2017 CX-9 will come with standard front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive available as an option.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Release Date
As we already said, the redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-9 is going to be released in the first half of 2016. If we must be more precise, the first quarter of the next year might bring the all-new SUV to the dealerships. According to some rumors, the SUV’s world debut may be scheduled for the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Price
As for the price, at this point it is really impossible to say anything with certainty. Some wild guesses are that the new CX-9 will be more expensive than the current model, but the base price won’t be higher than $33,000.