-Incorporating elements of the new KODO design theme to give the CX-9 a new family face-
HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation will hold the world premiere of the New-Look Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show.
Held in Sydney, the 2012 Australian International Motor Show begins October 18 and runs through to October 28, 2012. The New-Look CX-9 will be launched in Australia later this year.
Mazda CX-9 is a crossover sport-utility SUV featuring a distinctive sporty appearance, a high-quality cabin, the flexibility of three-rows, and Mazda’s exciting ‘Zoom-Zoom’ driving dynamics. The current CX-9 has sold over 210,000 units* in 74 countries including North America and Australia as Mazda’s range-topping SUV.
New-Look Mazda CX-9 carries over the utility and dynamic driving performance of the current model while adopting Mazda’s ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme at the front and rear for even sportier styling and a stronger presence. Enhancements in craftsmanship and interior design further the feeling of quality and refinement.
With regard to equipment, the infotainment system has been upgraded and features the latest audio, navigation and speech-recognition systems based on an intuitive HMI (Human Machine Interface).
In addition, new and advanced active safety features such as Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and High Beam Control (HBC) anticipate danger and help the driver avoid it.
New-Look CX-9 carries over the MZI 3.7-litre V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission from the current model for powerful and refined driving pleasure.
All-New Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) will also make its Australian premiere in Sydney. It is the second of Mazda’s new generation of products to adopt the full range of SKYACTIV Technology and the KODO: Soul of Motion design language. It is the first model to be equipped with Mazda’s unique brake energy regeneration system, i-ELOOP.
The 2012 Australian International Motor Show will open to the press on October 18, and to the public from October 19 to 28, 2012. Mazda will hold its press conference on Thursday, October 18 from 9:12 to 9:22 local time.
* As of the end of July, 2012
Main Exhibits at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show
Reference Exhibits: New-Look Mazda CX-9 (World Premiere), All-New Mazda6 sedan & wagon (Australian Premiere), New-Look Mazda MX-5 (Australian Premiere)
Technology Exhibits: SKYACTIV-D 2.2, SKYACTIV Technology Scan Board
Vehicles currently on sale: Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda3 MPS, Mazda6 (current model), Mazda CX-5, BT-50
For more information about Mazda’s ‘KODO–Soul of Motion’ design theme please visit: KODO Design Language