The next-generation Mazda CX-9 has been caught on camera once again, only this time it wore less camouflage, giving us a clearer picture of what the production model will look like.
Filmed by YouTuber Carspotter Jeroen on the Big Tujunga Canyon Road in Los Angeles, California, the Mazda CX-9 prototype looks sleeker than the current model, obviously sporting the brand’s “KODO – Soul of Motion” design language.
The driver of the development prototype was probably there to assess the CX-9’s handling on curvy roads, but when he realized someone was filming him he quickly made a U-turn. This is why the video is so short, but fortunately the spy cameraman managed to get the best look so far at the upcoming SUV.
There’s very little information about the new Mazda CX-9, but rumor has it that it will ditch the current V6 gasoline engine in favor of a newly-developed turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder from the brand’s SkyActiv family. The production model is expected to debut towards the end of this year or in early 2016, with sales likely to begin during the first quarter next year.