Monday, January 11, 2021

2023 Mazda CX-9: early look...


 The Mazda CX-9 is one of many redesigned Mazda models coming out soon. Just like the new CX-50 (CX-5 replacement) and the new Mazda 6 sedan, the new CX-9 (which could become the CX-90 or CX-80) will be based on the all-new RWD platform. And will get the new inline 6 cylinder engine as well.

The new 6 will be available worldwide as a 3.0 Liter, or 3.3 Liter Diesel. Obviously, the Diesel will not be coming to the US. And by late next year, I am not sure it'll be welcome anywhere...

Base versions could still use the current 2.5 Liter Turbo, with the new 6 being an option. Apparently, a plug-in hybrid could also be in the works. 

Starting late next year, we will be seeing these new Mazdas coming out. The new CX-50 could be the first one. With the Mazda 6 and CX-9 replacement next.  Mazda will move all their new models upmarket. So this new 3 row SUV could actually be competing with the new Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60. As well as the less expensive  Kia Telluride, Chevy Traverse or Explorer crowd.


5 comments:

Soul2Stinger said...

If the proportions are right, this change may energize sales for the model.

FFEMT6 said...

While Mazda is my favorite auto manufacturer, I truly hope they know what they are doing as far as this move upmarket goes, and don't end up pricing themselves into bankruptcy. Unfortunately, they're not the greatest selling auto manufacturer now. I don't see this changing anytime soon. Marketing has improved over the years, but even that needs to be increased 10 fold if this is going to be a success.

Patrick said...

That definitely appears to be a mock-up/model/photoshop of the current generation. The front end is basically identical, just with slimmer/non-existent headlights.

Anonymous said...

My only wish for this vehicle moving forward is that Mazda offer it with an optional third row delete.

Anonymous said...

that's a photoshop

Original is here
https://www.mazdausa.com/siteassets/vehicles/2021/cx-9/vlp/environmental-360s/sport/machine-gray/e360-my21-cx9-fwd-sport-machinegray-019.jpg