Mazda has announced it will travel to the Los Angeles Motor Show to introduce the all new 2017 CX-9.
The lone teaser shot suggests the CX-9 will adopt a more streamlined look inspired by the company’s KODO design language. Up front, it will get a shield-shaped grille with horizontal slats, a deep bumper accented by a thin strip of chrome trim and sleek, angular headlights.
Interior pictures aren’t available yet but the CX-9 is expected to a boast a spacious, well-built cabin with room for up to seven passengers. Upscale trim levels will feature contrast stitching on the dash, brushed aluminum trim, and a large touch screen that will run Mazda’s Mazda Connect infotainment system.
The next CX-9 will surf the industry’s downsizing wave and trade the current model’s 3.7-liter V6 for a more efficient 2.5-liter four-cylinder mill fitted with a turbo. Front-wheel drive and an automatic transmission will come standard, and all-wheel drive will be offered at an extra cost.
Stay tuned, full details about the 2017 Mazda CX-9 will emerge in the days leading up to the Los Angeles show. After greeting the show-going public in the City of Angels, the Mazda’s biggest crossover will go on sale early next year as a 2017 model.