2017 Mazda CX-9 set for Los Angeles
Mazda announced the debut of its next generation of its range topping crossover SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This initial image of the 2017 Mazda CX-9 confirms that the 3-row midsize people mover will embrace the full suite of SkyActiv technologies and reflect a more "premium design execution" than the existing model.
Like the Mazda Koeru Concept unveiled in Frankfurt, the Gen II CX-9 also features the latest take on the automaker's styling themes, including a bolder front fascia and edgier bodywork. Expect the restyled cabin to have a more upscale look and feel while offering greater usable space. Although Mazda remains mum on powertrain choices at this point, the existing 3.5-liter V6 is almost certain to give way to a 2.5-liter SkyActiv 4-cylinder that may be available in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged configurations. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 will be unveiled Nov. 18.