7-passenger crossover SUV due for early
4th April 2006.
Motor Corporation announced today that it will showcase
its new Mazda CX-9
sport-utility vehicle (SUV)
at the New York International Auto Show to be held from
Wednesday, April 12 to Sunday, April 23, 2006.
As a larger sibling to the Mazda
CX-7 crossover SUV,
unveiled earlier this year at the North American
International Auto Show in Detroit, the Mazda CX-9 is the
second vehicle designed and engineered specifically for
the North American market.
CX-7: 5-passenger crossover SUV under the
Mazda CX-9 - The new CX-9 is engineered
with Mazda's "Soul of a Sportscar" signature,
aiming to blend a sporty driving spirit with
seven-passenger SUV practicality, an up-market interior
with space and versatility.
Mazda CX-9 is powered by a
new MZI 3.5L V6 engine driven through a standard six-speed
automatic transmission. Final drive is through either
front- or all-wheel drive. Brakes are large ventilated
discs on all four wheels.
The Mazda CX-9 will be produced at the
Ujina No. 1 Plant located near Mazda's headquarters in
Hiroshima, Japan and is expected in North American Mazda
dealerships in early 2007.
"The North American market
continues to play a leading role in Mazda Motor
Corporation's global future and financial health,"
says Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. "The
all-new CX-7 and CX-9 were engineered specifically for
North America to help us fulfil ambitious goals."
More detail on specific model content
will be available closer to launch, but standard features
on all trims will include (North American specifications)
air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with
remote keyless entry, cruise control, and six airbags.
To help avoid accidents, all CX-9s are
fitted as standard with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC),
Roll Stability Control (RSC) and Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS).
An optionally available power-operated lift gate provides
one-touch opening and closing access to the cargo hold.
will also show at the New York International Auto
Show its new high-performance Mazda3
model, called Mazdaspeed3 (North
American specifications), together with newly-upgraded
versions of the highly popular Mazda3