Tuesday, September 8, 2009

2010 Mazda CX-9 Arriving In September


FOLLOWING ITS UNVEILING at the New York Motor Show in April, Mazda Australia has announced the updated 2010 Mazda CX-9 will appear in local showrooms from later this month.

A new range-topping model, the Grand Touring, will join the Classic and Luxury models in the 2010 Mazda CX-9 line-up.

Powered by a refined version of the same 3.7 litre V6 DOHC petrol engine found in the 2009 model, the updated CX-9 offers 204kW and 367Nm of torque.

Thanks to the revised engine, fuel economy for the CX-9 has been improved, dropping to 12.2 l/100km, down from 13.0 litres.

Mazda’s Active Torque Split all-wheel-drive system is paired with a six-speed Activematic automatic transmission.

Pictured: US model.

Pictured: US model.

For styling updates, a five-pointed lower air dam, chrome-rimmed grille, fancier headlamp housings and rhomboid-like foglight bezels modernise the new CX-9’s nose.

Refreshed tail-lights, a new rear bumper and new 18-inch and 20-inch alloy wheels subtly update the rest of the car.

The wing mirror housings are larger and more aerodynamic, while an understated Dolphin Grey hue has been added to the CX-9’s colour palette.

Watch this space - pricing details are expected to be revealed in the next few weeks.