Mazda Australia's refreshed 7-seat SUV range, CX-9, has arrived in dealerships nationwide boasting a suite of additional features, a more expressive design and an improved fuel economy of 12.2L per 100km.

Priced from $49,990 the new Mazda CX-9 range gives Australian families more choice than ever before with three models: Classic, Luxury and the all-new Grand Touring.

Boasting interior and exterior upgrades, Mazda CX-9 is even better value for money with the Classic model priced $2,000 less than the equivalent outgoing model and Luxury $3,115 less. And that's without taking into account the impressive list of additional equipment now standard on these models.

Mazda CX-9 was launched in Australia in December 2007 to critical acclaim. It was then and remains today Mazda's largest and most powerful vehicle and the only 7-seat SUV to eloquently blend sporty and dynamic design with utilitarian practicality.

The new CX-9 expresses a bolder and more sophisticated design incorporating a larger lower grille and Mazda's expressive five-point 'family face'. Exterior styling upgrades are complimented by a refreshed interior boasting a barrage of new features.

All CX-9 models are generously appointed with three-zone climate control air-conditioning, alloy wheels, cruise control and power windows and mirrors. An MP3/WMA compatible CD player is operated through a display which includes a reversing camera with rear parking guidelines. Satellite Navigation can be optioned on CX-9 Luxury and is standard on Grand Touring.

Powering the CX-9 is Mazda's largest capacity engine: A 3.7 litre V6 petrol engine with 24-valves, DOHC and Sequential Valve Timing (S-VT), which produces 204kW of power and 367Nm of torque when mated to a 6-speed Activematic transmission. Power is delivered to the road via Mazda's on-demand Active Torque Split (ATS) all-wheel drive system.

Standard safety features across the CX-9 range include Antilock brakes, Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control and Roll Stability Control. There are front, side and curtain airbags for all three rows of occupants as well as Active Front head restaints.

MLPs for New Mazda CX-9 Range

Classic $49,990
Luxury $56,990
Luxury with Satnav $60,313
Grand Touring $63,186

\* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) includes GST and Luxury Car Tax (LCT) where applicable but excludes dealer delivery, registration, third party insurance costs, stamp duty and other mandatory charges.

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Steve Maciver
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Lydia Richards
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