SUV segment has a busy day right now with the emergence of automakers SUV lineup. It does not make Mazda as Japanese car manufacturer to prepare their 2016 Mazda CX 9 redesign. They have special strategy for this new model of CX 9 that concerning to increase up the specification rather than giving competitive price. For your information, this seven-passenger SUV has already in the market scene since the late of 2007 ago and then got facelift in 2012. We will see its replacement design soon next year for 2016 model year. Mazda Australia stated that this SUV is in development progress now. Many reviewers predict it will come as 2015 model but Australian media unveil that will be 2016 debut.
The 2016 Mazda CX 9 will come likely other SUVs’ price under $70,000. Mazda is preparing around 3073 units which lower than its rival Jeep Grand Cherokee as top-selling SUV now for 15,541 units, Toyota Prado with 14,734 units and Kluger for 10,114 units. Instead, these units are under the Ford Territory for 9045 units and Nissan Pathfinder in 4688 units. Likely, Mazda does not want to be hurried and over-confidence with their new CX-9 in market. Australian media stated that the 2016 CX 9 price slightly higher than its rivals. It prices at $44,525 for two-wheel drive Classic trim. Meanwhile, Santa Fe prices at $38,490 and the Pathfinder with same 2WD started at $39,990. Their marketing director said that they are focusing on the specification levels of their competitors and does not concern to give lower price but also low specs. They are comfort with their current position now in the market ranks.
The 2016 Mazda CX 9 redesign will get lose its weight but placing the V6 engine and turbocharged system plus four-cylinder SkyActiv G petrol engine as same as Mazda 4, 6 and CX 5. It predicted 320 horsepower will be the closest power of new CX 9. The first speculation said that 3.6 Liter V6 engine will be mounted under the hood of CX 9. It is only pumped out 273 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. However, SkyActiv G V6 turbocharged engine is more preferred by Mazda due more power and better fuel economy. Other rumors claim that the CX 9 name will get revised. CX 7 is the most appropriate name because it will represent its seven-seat passengers obviously.