2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specifications leaked

2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specifications leaked

Details of Australian pricing and features for the 2016 Mazda CX-9 have been leaked online, suggesting drive-away pricing that will begin at $49,000 and top out at $71,500.

Due to go on sale in Australia from July, the CX-9 will be available locally in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations with a single 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.

The engine is set to produce 170kW of power and 420Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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According to this latest leaked information, the new 2016 CX-9 will be offered in four specification levels: Sport, Touring, GT and Azami.

Drive-away pricing starts from $49,000 for the front-wheel-drive Sport, moves to $56,500 for the front-wheel-drive Touring, $64,500 for the front-wheel GT and $67,500 for the GT Azami. Each model can be had with an all-wheel drive system for an additional $4000.

To give you an indication of the pre-on-roads cost, we expect each model to list for around $4000 less than the drive-away price, making the MLRP pricing around $45,000, $52,500, $60,500 and $63,500 respectively for the Sport, Touring, GT and Azami respectively.

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The leaked brochure suggests that the CX-9 will be available in seven colours — Soul Red (metallic), Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Sonic Silver (metallic), Jet Black Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Titanium Flush Mica and Machine Grey (metallic).

Each model will be well-equipped, with the material suggesting the following grade inclusions:

Sport

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • 7.0-inch MZD connect touchscreen infotainment system
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Bluetooth integration with internet radio streaming
  • Satellite navigation
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Auto-dimming rear vision mirror
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Keyless start
  • Rear-view camera with rear parking sensors and rear cross traffic alert
  • Smart City Brake Support

Touring (in addition to Sport features)

  • LED fog lamps (front)
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • 8.0-inch MZD connect touchscreen infotainment system
  • Heated front seats with eight way power adjustment for driver and six way for front passenger
  • Rear centre armrest storage with dual USB inputs
  • Leather seats

GT (in addition to Touring features)

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Power tailgate
  • Power sliding sunroof
  • DAB+ digital radio integration
  • Premium Bose 12-speaker sound system with 294W output
  • Active driving display
  • Two-position memory function for driver’s seat
  • Advanced keyless entry
  • Front parking sensors

Azami (in addition to GT features)

  • Radar cruise control with stop/go function
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Driver attention alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keeping assistant
  • Smart brake support

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The brochure claims that the CX-9 will consume a miserly 8.4L/100km on the combined cycle for front-wheel drive models and 8.8L/100km on the combined cycle for all-wheel-drive models.

As we covered earlier, the CX-9 will launch with a heap of safety technology to help set it apart from other SUVs in this segment.

Additionally, the document also suggests the CX-9 will offer far better performance than the outgoing model. It suggests the front-wheel drive CX-9 will dash from 0-100km/h in 8.2 seconds (in comparison to the outgoing model’s 9.9 seconds), while the all-wheel drive comes in at a slower 8.6 seconds (in comparison to the outgoing model’s 10.1 seconds).

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