Mazda Extends Its Lineup With the CX-9, A Larger SUV - VIDEO ENHANCED STORY


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IRVINE, CA - April 13, 2006: Ignoring the big, boxy standards of traditional SUVs, Mazda’s seven-passenger CX-9 marks the dawn of a new era. A crossover sport-utility designed specifically for couples and families who want to drive a stylish, smart vehicle that fits their lifestyles, the CX-9 combines the practicality of an SUV with the outstanding performance and luxury of a sports car. It has a powerful 250 HP MZI 3.5-liter V6 engine with a 6-speed transmission for optimum acceleration and passing performance. And its exterior is certain to stun.

The CX-9’s smooth, flowing silhouette gives way to aggressive fenders, an athletic bumper, and a perfectly proportioned tail.

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And with 20” wheels and a steeply angled windshield, the CX-9 exudes the inertia of a sporty coupe. But with one of the longest wheelbases in its segment, the CX-9 is also pure comfort in all three rows. The second and third rows easily fold flat for ample cargo space, but even when the third row is occupied, the CX-9 still affords 17.2 cubic feet of cargo space. And the high-quality craftsmanship can be seen everywhere from the subtly illuminated, blacked-out instrument panel to the soft trim and delicate stitching.

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The advanced Mazda Active Torque Split All-Wheel Drive system takes control of traction so the driver is always in control of the road. The active combination of the Dynamic Stability Control and Roll Stability Control systems study the CX-9’s movement so it is always aware of the road ahead. Plus a set of six sensor-activated side-curtain airbags adds additional protection for passengers in every row.