- New 7-passenger crossover brings refined style and maturity to the segment -
RICHMOND HILL, ON, March 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) today announced pricing for the completely redesigned 2016 Mazda CX-9, which will bring a new standard of refinement and sophisticated design to the intermediate crossover segment. With a starting MSRP of $35,300, the all-new second-generation CX-9 includes a long list of standard features, including a brand-new SKYACTIV-G 2.5 litre turbocharged engine with near best-in-class fuel economy and torque.
When the first-generation CX-9 debuted, it instantly redefined the three-row intermediate segment with its bold styling and dynamic handling capabilities that were noticeably absent in the segment. The new 2016 CX-9 takes this theme to another level, once again raising the bar for exterior design with elegant KODO Design. As with all Mazda vehicles, handling characteristics lead the segment, proving that a seven-passenger family vehicle doesn't have to leave driving pleasure behind.
"With the powerful new SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine and up to 35 percent improvement in fuel economy versus the outgoing model, the all-new CX-9 demonstrates Mazda's true capabilities in the intermediate segment, providing more torque where you need it most, while offering amazing real-world fuel economy," said David Klan, Senior Director, Sales, Marketing & Regional Operations (MCI). "Add that to the new level of refinement and interior flexibility and you've got a seven-passenger family vehicle that is hard to beat."
In addition to the potent new SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine which is paired with a SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission, all trim levels of the CX-9 will also include a long list of standard equipment such as 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-levelling LED headlights, LED rear combination lamps, electronic parking brake, push-button start, Mazda Connect with 7-inch display and HMI Commander, wide-angle rearview camera, heated front seats, 3-zone automatic climate control, and rear climate control display.
The CX-9 will go on sale starting in June with a new four-trim strategy, starting with the standard front-wheel drive GS trim at $35,300 which includes the above-mentioned items and other key features including 8-way power adjustable driver's seat with lumbar, Bluetooth with Audio Profile, cruise control, steering wheel buttons for Bluetooth, audio, and cruise control, and heated power exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators. The only available option for the CX-9 GS is Mazda's predictive i-ACTIV AWD system, which is available for an additional $2,500, taking the MSRP up to $37,800.
The CX-9 GS-L takes over from there, taking all of the items from the GS with AWD and adding key features such as a power glass moonroof, leather upholstery in either black or beige, 4-way power passenger seat, power liftgate, heated steering wheel, advanced keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers, and more. The GS-L also brings standard i-ACTIVSENSE safety equipment into the picture with Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), and Smart City Brake Support (SCBS). MSRP for the CX-9 GS-L is $41,500. No optional equipment is available for the CX-9 GS-L trim.
The next step upwards is the CX-9 GT, which was previously the top-trim. With an MSRP of $45,500, the GT brings more opulence, trading the 18-inch wheels for 20-inch alloy wheels in a bright finish, and adding a 12-speaker BOSE audio system, navigation, Mazda's first-ever windshield-projected colour Active Driving Display (ADD), and aluminum instrument panel decoration, air vent bezels, and shift panel.
An optional Technology Package is available for the CX-9 GT, which includes the rest of Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE safety equipment available on the CX-9, including Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC), Smart Brake Support (SBS), Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), High Beam Control (HBC), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and Lane-keep Assist System (LKAS). MSRP for the Technology Package is $1,600.
Finally, the fourth and final trim level is all-new to Mazda, and takes refinement to a whole new level for the CX-9. For $50,100, the new Signature trim includes all equipment from the GT with Technology Package and further enhances with premium interior features such as Nappa leather upholstery in a rich Chroma Brown colour, open-pore rosewood on the centre console and door switch panels, signature grille illumination, LED console and door trim illumination, and LED interior lighting.
Colour options for the CX-9 are Snowflake White ($200), Soul Red ($300), Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Titanium Flash, Sonic Silver, and new on the CX-9, Machine Grey ($300).
The CX-9 will be available in Mazda dealerships across Canada starting in June.
Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 165 dealerships. For additional information visit Mazda Canada's media website at www.media.mazda.ca.
SOURCE Mazda Canada Inc.
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For further information: Chuck Reimer, Mazda Canada, (905) 787-7079; Sandra Lemaitre, Mazda Canada, (905) 787-7167