The new Mazda CX-9 is very similar in concept to the old CX-9. And yet it couldn’t be more different.
Like its predecessor, the new CX-9 was created with the American market in mind (and indeed, by a largely American Mazda team) as spacious seven-seater with family values.
Unlike the old CX-9, the new one is at the forefront of the Japanese brand’s design and technology efforts.
It embraces Mazda’s signature Kodo styling to great effect, it’s the first SkyActiv model to adopt a turbocharged 2.5-litre engine (it produces as much torque as the company’s 2.2-litre diesel) and it brings an impressive number of driver-assistance and safety features.