Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that it will showcase the new Mazda CX-9 seven-passenger crossover sport-utility vehicle (SÚV) at the New York International Auto Show to be held from Wednesday, April 12 to Sunday, April 23, 2006. As a larger sibling to the Mazda CX-7 crossover SÚV, unveiled earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Mazda CX-9 is the second vehicle designed and engineered specifically for the North American market.
The seven-passenger Mazda CX-9 is a clean break from the traditional boxy SÚVs crowding the ÚS market. Engineered with Mazda's 'Soul of a Sportscar' signature, Mazda CX-9 deftly blends a sporty driving spirit with seven-passenger SÚV practicality. The Mazda CX-9 provides unique Mazda design and energetic performance as well as an up-market interior with class-leading space and unmatched versatility.
Mazda CX-9 is powered by a new MZI 3.5L V6 engine driven through a standard six-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Final drive is through either front- or all-wheel drive.
The Mazda CX-9 will be produced at the Újina No. 1 Plant located near Mazda's headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan and is expected in North American showrooms in early 2007.Source - Mazda Motor Corp