Mazda has defined a new luxury for its award winning seven-seat petrol SUV, introducing more equipment and a new, premium grade for Mazda CX-9.

On sale from September, New Mazda CX-9 boosts safety and sophistication with advanced safety features and more technology added across the lineup, plus a new model, Azami LE, now topping the range.

Demonstrating Mazda’s commitment to improving, enhancing and evolving at every opportunity, this is the second major update for Mazda CX-9 since its 2016 launch, following a comprehensive round of upgrades made in August 2017.

Mazda CX-9’s already comprehensive safety package has again been thoroughly upgraded, with Mazda’s advanced i-ACTIVSENSE technologies made standard across the range. 

Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function (MRCC), Smart Brake Support (SBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane-keep Assist System (LAS), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) and High Beam Control (HBC) now come standard on all grades, alongside existing technologies including Smart City Brake Support [Forward/Reverse] (SCBS F/R), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Driver Attention Alert (DAA).

Supporting the driver further, all grades are now equipped with Active Driving Display, which projects key information onto the windscreen, and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to keep all four paws at correct pressure.

New Mazda CX-9 also becomes the first SUV in Mazda Australia’s lineup to support Apple® CarPlay and Android Auto, incorporated seamlessly into the MZD Connect infotainment system.

The high-spec Azami gains even more advanced equipment, including front seat ventilation, a 360° View Monitor, instrument panel-mounted seven-inch LCD TFT multi-information metre display, heated steering wheel, windscreen de-icer and a sleek, frameless internal rear-vision mirror.

Elevating Azami’s premium offering further still, Mazda introduces a new high-grade called Azami LE, setting a new standard for affordable luxury in response to customer demand for high-grade Mazda CX-9s.
Combining a unique colour palette with rich, authentic materials and sophisticated technologies, Azami LE offers the most sophisticated Mazda CX-9 cabin yet.

A deep red, Chroma Brown nappa leather adorns the seats, complemented by real wood decorative panels on the doors and centre console, which is elegantly framed by ambient LED lighting. A more minimalist overhead console design and hand-crafted box stitching on the leather wrapped steering wheel complete the luxe interior.

Managing Director of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said New Mazda CX-9 defines a new meaning for affordable luxury.

“This update for Mazda CX-9 adds a new level of refinement to an already well-equipped and sophisticated vehicle, with the SUV gaining more standard safety and convenience features to further lift its standing in the class,” said Bhindi. 

“Since its 2016 launch, Mazda CX-9 sales have always skewed to high-grade AWD variants, so we added Azami LE to give those looking for luxury even greater choice in the range.”

The characteristic smooth ride of Mazda CX-9 has also been improved, with revisions to the suspension and steering system to give the car a more linear driving feel and greater ride comfort, achieved by using of low-friction dampers and recalibrated springs. Urethane top mounts are now used for the rear dampers and the vertical spring characteristics of the engine mounts have also been optimised.

The attachment point between the steering’s outer ball joint and steering knuckle has been redesigned to give the steering a more neutral feel. Increasing the rigidity of both the front hub bearings and the steering mounts has also enhanced steering responsiveness.

Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels have been further reduced with the use of tuned mass dampers, vibration-reducing powertrain mounts, changes to the second-row seat rails, increased steering column rigidity, a revised headliner and use of the steering wheel-mounted airbag as a tuned-mass damper. 

Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV-G 2.5T turbocharged engine remains unchanged for the updated Mazda CX-9. With its Dynamic Pressure Turbo and cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, the engine develops 170 kilowatts of power at 5,000rpm and 420 Newton metres of torque at 2,000rpm. 

It also features Mazda’s i-Stop system which automatically stops the engine when the car comes to a halt and restarts it when the brake is released. 

The engine is mated to Mazda’s SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. Designed to combine the smoothness of a conventional automatic transmission with the efficiency of a twin-clutch gearbox, it incorporates a manual-shift mode. 

New Mazda CX-9 is available with either front-wheel-drive or i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive, except for Azami LE which is all-wheel-drive only. 

Paired with four trim options, New Mazda CX-9 is offered in seven contemporary colours, including Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Machine Grey Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Titanium Flash Mica, Jet Black Mica and Snowflake White Pearl Mica.

Now offering even better value, Mazda anticipate more than 6,500 sales of New Mazda CX-9 in the first year.

New Mazda CX-9 is available now.

The critically acclaimed Mazda CX-9 continues to evolve with the flagship SUV receiving dynamic, safety and comfort upgrades. Released in July 2016 as part of Mazda’s new-generation line-up, CX-9 now comes standard with G-Vectoring Control (GVC) to improve the seven-seat SUV’s already impressive handling and passenger comfort.

GVC improves vehicle dynamics by adjusting engine torque in response to steering input. This delivers unified control of lateral and longitudinal acceleration (G) forces, enhancing the vertical load on each wheel.

The new CX-9’s impressive NVH levels have been further improved. Six new countermeasures have been added, including reducing the height difference between the rear end of the roof molding and the liftgate, and increasing the thickness of the noise-absorbing material on the underside of the headliner.

In addition, noise-insulating material introduced on the back of the boot side trim reduces the amount of noise transmitted from the tyres and from the rear of the vehicle. Inside the cabin, higher density fiber used in the floor mats better absorbs noise and the insulation layer added to the ceiling liner reduces reverberation of sound.

These measures improve the clarity of voices in the second and third row by approximately five per cent, making it easier to enjoy a conversation with your family, while drivers and passengers alike will appreciate the quieter cabin on every trip.

As befits a high-end family car, all CX-9s come with an extensive range of class leading i-ACTIVSENSE safety features. These include Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Parking sensors (rear), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Reverse camera and Smart City Brake Support [Forward/Reverse] (SCBS F/R).

Advances to this already extensive safety suite include pedestrian detection for Smart City Brake Support (Forward) with the effective speed range for the system expanding from 4–30km/h to 4–80km/h. Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) has also been added to the GT and Azami models.

All CX-9s now get a second top tether point for the third row seats. This allows child or booster seats to be mounted to all three middle row seats and both third row seats. There are also two ISOFIX mounting points situated on both outer seats in the middle row.

The power driver’s seat adds a new tilt function that adjusts the height of the cushion’s front edge. The memory function saves the tilt setting along with other seat position settings. By offering control over a wider range of positioning adjustments, the updated power driver’s seat helps reduce fatigue on long drives.

Improved operation of the second row seats on the Mazda CX-9 makes it easier for those sitting in the second and third row seats to enter and exit the cabin. The back of each second row seat now leans 33° forward when the seat is slid forward, this increases the space between each second row seat and the rear wheel housing from 60mm to approximately 200mm.

In addition, the angle of operation for the walk-in lever on the shoulder of each second row seat is reduced from 58 degrees to 51 degrees, and the amount of force required to operate it is reduced by 25 per cent. The slide rail retainers for the second row seat are changed from metal to plastic, which reduces slide resistance by almost 30 per cent.

Power seat function controls get a luxurious chrome-like finish and heated seats have been added for the two outer seats in the middle row, in GT and Azami models. While auto-power folding mirrors have been added across the range. The CX-9 is now available in Soul Red Crystal Metallic, a newly developed body colour that launched on the Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 earlier this year.

The vehicle is powered by the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T, the newly-developed top-of-the-range SKYACTIV-G petrol engine. It delivers the torque of a 4.0-litre V8, yet allows CX-9 to achieve fuel economy figures that are almost 25 per cent better than the first-generation model.

CX-9 holds the coveted title of Car of the Year as awarded by Wheels, Carsales and Behind The Wheel. With the Touring variant also taking out Oz Roamer’s Car of the Year in the ‘seven-seat AWD SUV $45,000-$60,000’ category.

“Although it has barely been a year since the debut of the current CX-9, it is important to Mazda to drive the evolution of this vehicle as our flagship SUV, responding to customers who seek quality, design, driving pleasure, safety, value and passenger comfort,” said Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak. The Brand-New Mazda CX-9 sold 9051 in its first year. 200 per cent more than the best yearly sales total achieved by the original model. With 4657 sales to the end of June this year, CX-9 has set a six monthly sales benchmark.

*Manufacturer’s List Price

Grade Drive MLP*
Sport FWD $43,890
AWD $47,890
Touring FWD $50,290
AWD $54,290
GT FWD $58,790
AWD $62,790
Azami FWD $60,790
AWD $64,790

 

The brand-New Mazda CX-9, Mazda’s seven-seater SUV, has arrived in Australia and is on sale now. The all-new second-generation Mazda CX-9 boasts fuel economy figures that are almost 25 per cent better than the previous model, and a range of standard class-leading safety technologies. It has also been awarded a maximum 5 star ANCAP rating.

With a record 82,000 potential buyers registering their interest in Mazda’s large SUV, of which 23,000 have requested direct contact by a Dealer as soon as they arrive on the showroom floor, interest in the CX-9 has never been higher.

Available in four grades for the first time, the Brand-New Mazda CX-9 range includes the entry-level Sport, the core-grade Touring, the high-grade GT and the top of the range Azami.

Starting from $42,490*, the well-appointed Mazda CX-9 Sport features 18-inch alloy wheels, MZD Connect, satellite navigation, reverse camera with rear parking sensors, Smart City Brake Support (Forward/Reverse), Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and LED headlamps.

The core-grade Mazda CX-9 Touring, from $48,890*, has everything listed on the Sport model but also includes front fog-lamps, the larger 8-inch touch-screen display, 6-way power adjusted front seats with heating function and driver lumbar support, and black leather trim.

The GT grade - which starts at $57,390* - enjoys a big jump in spec with the larger 20-inch alloys, advanced keyless entry, remote operated power tailgate, front parking sensors, a windscreen positioned active driving display, and the audio system features digital radio (DAB+). The Azami model - priced from $59,390* - has Mazda Radar Cruise control and an array of additional i-ACTIVSENSE technologies. Both come with standard black leather or Natural Stone leather as an optional extra.

Brand-New Mazda CX-9 features an all-new 2.5 litre direct-injection turbo charged petrol engine, with both i-stop and i-ELOOP technology, that outputs 170kW of power at 5,000rpm and 420Nm of torque at a low 2,000rpm, while fuel economy numbers for Front-Wheel Drive models start from a low 8.4 litres per 100 kilometres and 8.8 litres per hundred for All-Wheel Drive alternatives.

Running on standard unleaded (91 RON) or with E10, Brand-New Mazda CX-9 will be the most economical seven-seater petrol model in its class. Brand-New Mazda CX-9 has been crashed tested for the first time, earning a coveted 5 star ANCAP safety rating, and it is better equipped to avoid accidents thanks to a range of class-leading standard i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies.

For the first time, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Smart City Brake Support [Forward/Reverse] (SCBS F/R) are standard across the entire CX-9 range.

Additional i-ACTIVSENSE technologies, such as Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH), which incorporates High Beam Control (HBC), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Lane Keep-assist System (LAS), Smart Brake Support (SBS), Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), Lane Departure warning (LDW) and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with stop and go function are standard on the range-topping Azami grade.

Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies are designed to help drivers recognise potential hazards, avoid collisions and minimise the severity of accidents when they are unavoidable.

Available in eight contemporary colours including Machine Grey Metallic¹, Soul Red Metallic¹, Snowflake White Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Jet Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica and Titanium Flash Mica, the Brand-New Mazda CX-9 also features the efficient and lightweight SKYACTIV Technology, the impressive i-ACTIV AWD all-wheel drive system, and the award-winning ‘KODO - Soul of Motion’ design language.

*Manufacturer’s List Price
¹ Soul Red Metallic and Machine Grey Metallic paint costs an additional $250, all remaining Metallic colours are free of charge

Brand-New Mazda CX-9 offers better value than ever before thanks to a $42,490* starting price, fuel economy numbers that have improved by almost 25 per cent, and its range of class-leading safety technologies.

The entry-level Mazda CX-9 Sport is available from $42,490 - a price reduction of $1,280 compared to the outgoing Classic model - the core-grade Mazda CX-9 Touring starts from $48,890 and the high-grade Mazda CX-9 GT from $57,390, while the range-topping Azami begins at $59,390.

“The Brand-New Mazda CX-9’s value proposition is a strong one,” said Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak. “Starting from $42,490 plus on roads, each grade offers something unique, we expect Brand-New Mazda CX-9 will appeal to a broad buyer group. When you consider the seven-seater SUV options available on the market, this is affordable luxury. I think we can now safely say that the Mazda CX-9 offers a premium ownership and driving experience without the price tag.”

On sale nationally in July, the enhanced Brand-New Mazda CX-9 comes with significantly more standard equipment than its predecessor, and brings the CX-9 nameplate in-line with First-Ever Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 in offering four distinct grades. In production now, the second-generation Mazda CX-9 features an all-new 2.5 litre direct-injection turbo charged petrol engine, with both i-stop and i-ELOOP technology, that outputs 170kW of power at 5,000rpm and 420Nm of torque at a low 2,000rpm.

It also boasts fuel economy numbers that start from a low 8.4 litres per 100 kilometres for Front-Wheel Drive models and 8.8 litres per 100 for All-Wheel Drive alternatives. This is an improvement of almost 25 per cent compared to the outgoing CX-9. Running on standard unleaded (91 RON) or with E10, Brand-New Mazda CX-9 will be the most economical seven-seater petrol model in its class.

With safety top of mind, the Brand-New Mazda CX-9 will be better equipped to avoid accidents thanks to a range of class-leading standard i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies. For the first time, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Smart City Brake Support [Forward/Reverse] (SCBS F/R) will be available across the entire CX-9 range.

Also, an array of additional i-ACTIVSENSE technologies will make their debut on the top-of-the-range Mazda CX-9 Azami, including Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH), which incorporates High Beam Control (HBC), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Lane Keep-assist System (LAS) and Smart Brake Support (SBS). Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies are designed to help drivers recognise potential hazards, avoid collisions and minimise the severity of accidents when they are unavoidable.

The Brand-New Mazda CX-9 also features the efficient and lightweight SKYACTIV Technology, the impressive i-ACTIV AWD all-wheel drive system, and the award-winning ‘KODO - Soul of Motion’ design language.

For more information on Brand-New Mazda CX-9, or to register your interest, go to www.mazda.com.au

Brand-New Mazda CX-9 Pricing*

  • CX-9 6A Sport FWD $42,490
  • CX-9 6A Sport AWD $46,490
  • CX-9 6A Touring FWD $48,890
  • CX-9 6A Touring AWD $52,890
  • CX-9 6A GT FWD $57,390
  • CX-9 6A GT AWD $61,390
  • CX-9 6A Azami FWD $59,390
  • CX-9 6A Azami AWD $63,390

*Manufacturer’s List Price

The Brand-New Mazda CX-9 will be safer and better equipped to detect and avoid accidents than ever before, thanks to an array of advanced i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies.

For the first time, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Smart City Brake Support [Forward/Reverse] (SCBS F/R) will be standard across the entire CX-9 range. BSM and RCTA are currently only offered on the outgoing generation’s top-spec Grand Touring. SCBS F/R is making its CX-9 debut.

Arriving mid-year, Brand-New Mazda CX-9 will be offered in four grades for the first time, including the entry-level Sport, mid-grade Touring, high-spec GT and high plus grade Azami. Also available on Mazda CX-9 for the first time, the top-spec Azami gets Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH), which includes High Beam Control (HBC), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Lane Keep-assist System (LAS) and Smart Brake Support (SBS). These new technologies join Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW) and Lane Departure warning (LDW) which carryover from the current model.

As you would expect of a luxury seven-seat family-sized SUV, rear parking sensors and reverse camera are standard across the range, as is the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Hill Launch Assist (HLA), Roll Stability Control (RSC) Traction Control System (TCS) and Trailer Stability control (TSC).

Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies are designed to help drivers recognise potential hazards, avoid collisions and minimise the severity of accidents when they are unavoidable.

“Brand-New Mazda CX-9 offers an uncompromising mix of luxury, safety and affordability that is not offered by any of its competitors,” said Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak. “Thanks to the addition of new i-ACTIVSENSE technology, the Brand-New Mazda CX-9 is safer than ever before, offering drivers, and as many as six passengers, peace of mind whenever the engine is started.”

With 170kW of power and an improved 420Nm of torque, the Brand New Mazda CX-9 also debuts the all-new SKYACTIV-G 2.5T 2.5 litre direct-injection turbo charged petrol engine with both i-stop and i-ELOOP technology. Combined, these have improved the CX-9’s fuel economy by almost 25 per cent, with Front-Wheel Drive options boasting figures from a low 8.4 litres per 100 kilometres, while All-Wheel Drive alternatives sip as little as 8.8 litres per 100 kilometres.

The Brand-New Mazda CX-9 also features the efficient and lightweight SKYACTIV Technology, the impressive i-ACTIV AWD all-wheel drive system, and the award-winning ‘KODO - Soul of Motion’ design language.

Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH)
The individual control of several LEDs allows precise adjustment of the lighting pattern. The system automatically broadens visibility at low speeds, while shaping the high beam to avoid blinding other drivers by raising beam height at highway speeds to extend a driver’s vision area.

Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM)
A radar unit on each side of the car detects vehicles in adjacent lanes. It differs from previous Mazda systems in that it not only determines when a vehicle is in a potential collision area - within 10 metres of the vehicle - but it is also on the alert for potential collisions from overtaking cars farther away. ABSM also incorporates Mazda’s Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) which uses sensors at the rear of the body that looks sideways to detect nearby and approaching vehicles that might not be visible when backing out of parking spot.

Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
When travelling at speeds over 65km/h for longer periods, the DAA system monitors inputs and provides a visual warning if it detects signs of driver fatigue. It also provides an alert when 2 hours of continual driving has elapsed.

Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW)
Operating between 15-145km/h, the system monitors the distance to the vehicle in front and its speed. FOW senses if a collision is likely and prompts you to take evasive action via audible and visual alerts.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Using a windscreen-mounted camera to monitor road lane markings, LDW sounds an audible warning if the driver is about to stray from a lane.

Lane Keep-assist System (LAS)
Working with LDW, LAS will act if it determines the vehicle is going to leave its lane by applying a degree of corrective steering.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
This assists the driver when reversing from a parking space, warning them if a car is approaching from either side of the vehicle. The LED icon on both mirrors is accompanied by a beeping alert.

Smart Brake Support (SBS)
If SBS senses a high risk of impact it applies initial pressure to the brakes, enabling a faster braking response. If the driver takes evasive action SBS de-activates. If no evasive action is taken, the brakes are applied automatically.

Smart City Break Support [Forward/Reverse (SCBS F/R)
The system detects vehicles or obstacles in front or behind the car and helps reduce the amount of damage in the event an accident cannot be avoided when driving slowly around town or in congested traffic, or when backing up. When the system detects a vehicle or other obstacle, and determines that a high risk of collision exists, it automatically applies the brakes to help prevent impact when in forward gear or reduce impact in both forward and reverse gear.