The Japanese have started production of their largest crossover SUV model, a three-row car, which will first go North America to 50,000 copies. Mazda started in its homeland with the production of the SUV model CX-9. The first contingent of 50,000 cars is for customers in the US and Canada and will be available from spring. It is car, like other models in the Mazda range, designed according to the principles of KODO design, so that aesthetics is absolutely recognizable. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 will be fitted with large wheels, the diameter of which will be up to 20 inches.
2019 Mazda CX-9 – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The rear view also unambiguously indicates that it is a Mazda model of the latest generation. Although slightly shorter than its predecessor (5.065mm), the new three-seat SUV has a 55 cm higher wheelbase. At the same time, the weight of the car has been reduced to 130 kg, depending on the version.
This is the new generation Mazda CX-9 2019. The previous generation was designed for the needs of the US market and was based on the mechanical platform it shared with the Ford Edge. By its design it was remarkably similar to the European Mazda CX-7, although with it there was no common mechanics.
The new car is fully Mazda’s technology. The interior is also fully designed by all the principles as well as the current Mazda models. All of us are already familiar, except that the cabin is much larger and noticeable is the use of wood instead of plastic, which has covered a lot of surfaces. The interior of new model is an evolution of design seen on models such as the Mazda 6 sedan, and a smaller CX-5 crossover, with several premium details.
Inside the cabin, customers are waiting for aluminum details, Nappa leather on all seven seats, there is a TFT screen size of 4.6 inches, a head-up display, a Connect information system with a touch screen size of seven or eight inches that controls the radio, navigation and accept voice commands. Sound insulation is improved, among other things, using thicker glasses.
2019 Mazda CX-9 – Powerful Engine and Performance
Progress has been achieved in the field of motorization. The new 2019 Mazda CX-9 will also get a brand new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine equipped with a turbocharger, a 250 hp. So, it should replace the current 3.7-liter V6 engine of 273 hp, currently in outgoing CX-9.
Although slightly weaker, the new engine boasts a higher torque (420 Nm) compared to the V6 unit (365 Nm). As well as about 20 percent lower average consumption and a significantly lower CO2 emission. With this engine, a new 6-speed automatic transmission will be delivered.
2019 Mazda CX-9 – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The new 2019 Mazda CX-9 is expected in the second half of the current year. More important changes when it comes to price are not expected. So starting price 2019 CX-9 should not amount to more than $ 32,000.