Mazda updates the CX-9
3rd November, 2010
The Mazda CX-9 has been the beneficiary of upgrades
that not only make it more fuel efficient but also improve ride quality and make it easier on the eye.
The combined fuel economy figure for the Mazda CX-9 is now 11.3 litres per 100 km, a marginal
improvement of 0.9 litres per 100 km.
A number of refinements helped achieve this fuel efficiency gain. Engineers have paid attention to
engine combustion control in order to optimise efficiency during deceleration and at idle. In
addition, improvements to differential gear control on the CX-9’s all-wheel drive system and a
reduction in transmission friction also contribute to the efficiency gain.
The revised CX-9 now features newly designed 18 and 20 inch alloy wheels that not only look sporty
but are lighter than before reducing unsprung weight and improving ride quality. Tyre rolling
resistance has been reduced and is another factor in the fuel efficiency gain.
Mazda’s seven seat version continues to be powered by a 3.7 litre V6 petrol engine with 24-valves,
DOHC and Sequential Valve Timing (S-VT), which produces 204 kW of power and 367 Nm of torque when
matched to a 6-speed Activematic transmission. Power is delivered to the road via Mazda’s on-demand
Active Torque Split (ATS) all-wheel drive system.
“With over 12,000 sold since its introduction in 2007, the seven-seat Mazda CX-9 has been
well-received by Australian families. We’re sure that these latest improvements will also be welcomed
by those families who value style but also like to keep an eye on efficiency” said Alastair Doak,
Mazda Australia’s National Marketing Manager.
The updated CX-9 is available in three grades and is in Mazda showrooms now.