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Mazda's New CX-9 Arrives

 

 

6th December, 2007

Mazda CX-9

Mazda's all-new CX-9 seven-seat SUV has arrived in Australia, bringing accommodation for seven people and luggage, together with a striking crossover design.

The Mazda CX-9 will be offered in two model grades, Classic and Luxury, with prices starting from $49,990 (RRP). Both models come standard with seven seats, a 3.7-litre V6 engine, Mazda's Active Torque Split AWD system and a six-speed Activematic transmission.

Both the Mazda CX-9 Classic and Luxury models are equipped with climate control (three-zone), alloy wheels, cruise control, power-operated windows and power-operated mirrors. A six-stack, in-dash CD player (MP3 compatible) is operated through a touch screen which includes a 'reversing' camera.

The CX-9 features Roll Stability Control (RSC), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control (TCS), antilock brakes (ABS) and six airbags - front, side and curtain - as standard.

All Australian CX-9s are built at a Mazda production facility in Hiroshima and have been extensively customised for the Australian market. One such example, the centre seat's 60/40 split and middle row seatbelt mounting point have been "flipped", ensuring that the CX-9's interior works just as well in Australia as it does in North America.

Mazda's CX range caters to families big and small

The Mazda CX-9, first presented to Australians at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show, joins the CX-7 compact SUV in Australia's expanding SUV market. But unlike a growing number of SUVs, there is no diesel option for the new Mazda CX-9.

Like the CX-7 before it, the Mazda CX-9 will combine value, safety and practicality with Mazda's trademark Zoom-Zoom driving experience that endeavours to excite and engage drivers.

Engineered with the so-called Mazda "Soul of a Sports car" idiom, the CX-9 attempts to blend driving spirit with seven-passenger practicality and SUV versatility.

The CX-9 represents everything a Mazda SUV should be. It comes with ample power, a strikingly, but necessarily an attractive appearance and a degree of versatility.

The Mazda CX-9 is the new alternative medium-sized 7-seater SUV for those wanting even more choice.

It will compete againgst the very popular Holden Captiva (available with petrol or diesel engine), the highly regarded Ford Territory (petrol only) and the highly successful Mitsubishi Outlander, together with numerous (FWD) people movers, such as the brilliant Kia Carnival and Grand Carnival, the soon arriving Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life, and the real 4x4s, such as the superb Nissan Pathfinder and the excellent Mitsubishi Pajero.



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