2014 Mazda CX-9 to Bow in Late 2013

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2014 Mazda CX-9 to Bow in Late 2013
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The 2013 Mazda CX-5 debuted as a crossover for enthusiast drivers and turned out to be a pleasant surprise when we got behind the wheel.

It appears the Japanese automaker will take a lot of what its learned from the CX-5 development to introduce a next-generation CX-9 to the market by late 2013. The all-new CX-9 will be built from the ground up using Mazda’s new SkyActiv technologies, just like the new CX-5 model and every other new vehicle it’s releasing save the scarcely-used rotary engine.

The seven-seater SUV will feature a lightweight chassis and American buyers will probably see a turbocharged four-cylinder of some sort underneath the hood. The Japanese automaker has confirmed that it isn’t working on a new SkyActiv six-cylinder, which makes it doubtful that we’ll see another 3.7-liter V6 in the CX-9.

In the UK, the new CX-9 will be powered by a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel, and there’s a possibility that Mazda may introduce that powerplant in the U.S. with the redesigned CX-9. By shaving off some weight, the 173 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque 2.2-liter could be more than enough to blend performance, fuel efficiency, and affordability for the American market, should it cross the pond.

[Source: Auto Express UK]

  • http://www.facebook.com/barry.hillard Barry Hillard

    The CX-9 is a wonderful vehicle. They are going to kill it in the name of fuel economy. This one will be smaller. lighter, and underpowered with much less cargo room. Buy now before it dies.
     

  • Smart34449

    Mazda already killed the CX-9.  If you really want a real one, get the 2009.  The 2012 feels stripped and is just plain ugly!  Their cost cutting is grossly apparant!  It could only wish it would grow up to be a 2009 CX-9………

    2009 Mazda CX-9 made Mercedes look bad…
    2012 Mazda CX-9 makes Kia look good!

  • ListenToMe

    One of the best looking cars on the road.

  • Kk

    175 HP in a Cx-9?  I will be looking elsewhere then.  That’s 100 HP down from my current vehicle.  What are they thinking……

  • Jderosier002

    173 horsepower but 310 lb-ft of torque, because it’s diesel. It’s going to pull hard off the line, even with that little horsepower. I wouldn’t want to pay over $4.00/gallon for diesel though.

  • Mamajuana

    I OWN A CX9 2009,I AGREE WITH YOU,THE 2009 IS A BEAUTIFUL CAR,THIS BEAUTY WAS KILLED IN 2010,I LOVE MY CAR,I WILL NOT TRADE OR SELL MY BLACK CX9,GRAND TOURING,19,000 MILES,NO DENTS OR SCRATCH, NO PROBLEM,IT USES A LOT OF GAS ?, YES,I DON’T CARE,I LOVE THIS CAR

  • Melissa K

    You should spend less on cars and more on eyeglasses.

  • davyburns

    Its over $10 a gallon in the UK