Mazda CX-9

The formal language seems despite the size of the CX-9 still relatively sporty. The Mazda CX-9 was designed in priority for the US market – and it shows its comfortable overall vote also.80 percent of the planned annual 50,000 vehicles will be sold in the United States. Springs and dampers are designed to be much softer than it is known from European Mazda models. This applies in particular for steering and brakes.

When it with any diesel engine, where appropriate, should be a market launch in European countries like Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2017, should be readjusted accordingly here. “The Mazda CX-9 is a very interesting car to enhance the Mazda deal in Germany, both to open up new target groups and to strengthen the brand,” said Mazda CEO Bernhard Kaplan. “At the moment, the chances of a short introduction on the German market are low, but we are continuing to work and discuss possible solutions internally.”

Modern, unfussy and noble acting cockpit. This looks almost to the upper class. The turbocharged four-cylinder direct-injection engine is next to the remarkable design is not the only significant difference of the newcomer to its predecessor. Just as the exterior styling has just made a leap into a new era of Mazda interior.

Non-slip leather, quality control modules and real woods spread a noble atmosphere and let the premium competition for the first time look to Hiroshima seriously. The CX-9 is the first Mazda, who is a real head-up display features and the rather pitiful variant with out wheeled plastic disc Forgot makes.

Here information such as speed, are speed limit or route guidance directly to the attention of the driver to the windscreen projected. For security provide technical features such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and Blind Spot Assist. Pleasant: good noise insulation – also thanks to the standard Dämmglases. Acoustically, however, offers the 2.5-liter four-cylinder already little audible.

Seven seats, more than 2000 liters of load capacity

The two rear rows of seats fold into the floor, so that a level is created. The space available in the Mazda CX-9 convinces. As is common in the US five-meter-plus league, the great comes SUV with three seat rows. Front and rear it sits comfortably on longer journeys, although the seats may have more thigh support and a larger adjustment. The front passenger seat can not adjust in height.

From the flat load floor are two further jump seats can show where at least children find an adequately dimensioned seating. If all five rear seats folded, the load volume is increased from 407 to 2016 liters. Standard equipment includes not only a complete security package, emergency brake assist and keyless access, among other LED headlights and an eight-inch touch screen with navigation system and music services on board.

Optional there depending on the version (Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Signature) heated nappa leather seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, Bose sound, a power tailgate and the color head-up display.

Market launch is in July 2016

In July 2016, the Mazda CX-9 comes as a new figurehead of the Japanese once on the North American market. The standard-equipped base version Sport with front-wheel drive starts (about 28,000 euros) at least $ 31,520. In Europe, most likely only the fully equipped Mazda CX-9 AWD Signature have a chance, it will cost at least $ 44,015 (39,200 euros).

The chances of an import to Europe are particularly not bad if the Japanese have strengthened their 2.2-liter common-rail diesel. The four-cylinder 175 hp currently in Mazda. 6 From predecessor of the CX-9 is a small series of 100 vehicles in Germany and Switzerland were offered – which were sold out in no time. If that does not bode well.