All reports allude to the fact that Mazda is currently working on a new generation of the Cx-9. From all we know, the new car will be released in approximately 2 years. The current form of this crossover has been in production since 2015. Hence, it is about time for an update on this model. Mazda plans to produce the new model for 6 years straight after it hits production. This move is expected to make the model more competitive in the United States market. From what we’ve heard, the new crossover will have a wide range of brand new features. Here’s what we have learned so far.
Architectural changes in the new crossover
From all indications, the new crossover will have a collection of important updates. Its chassis architecture is most likely going to be updated to a modular one. This will adjust the dimensions of this mid-size crossover. There are estimations that this change will make the model lighter and also boost its driving dynamics.
In tune with the new design direction, the new 2021 Mazda CX-9, will most likely have an all-aluminum body. While this could increase the cost of producing this new model, it is bound to make it more competitive both on the road and the track.
From the digital renderings that we have analyzed, the new 2021 CX-9 is most likely going to have a number of aesthetic changes on its exterior. This crossover is widely considered one of the most beautiful ones in the world as it is. There are all indications that this could be improved by adding some angle on the LED headlights. The grille may also be outfitted with dark chrome to deliver an aggressive and sporty appearance. The new crossover is expected to ride high. The company is, therefore, most likely going to accentuate this fact by lining the lower front bumper with chrome.
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2021 Mazda CX-9
The pictures which we have assessed indicate high chances that this new crossover will ride on 22-inch wheels. For this reason, the fenders have been shortened and fitted with fender flares. This makes room for the large wheels on this mid-compact sized crossover. Chrome accents are distributed throughout the external section of this crossover. It covers sections such as the indicators, door handles and the window linings. Overall, we predict that there’ll be a substantial dedication to beauty on this crossover’s appearance.
Towards the interior of the 2021 Mazda CX-9, we estimate that there will be more premium materials and styling. From customer reviews, the current iteration of this crossover more focused on practicality than luxury. The new model is highly likely to be more comfortable inside.
Some of the materials that we hope will be implemented in the new model include soft leather, velvet, Alcantara and wood veneer. From the pictures we have observed, it is also quite likely that the new model will have a 10 inch touch screen display on the instrument counter. We also estimate that the dials behind the wheel will also be replaced with a digital LCD panel. This would keep the new 2021 Mazda CX-9 as trendy as other crossovers.
Engine and specs
From all the information that’s available about this crossover, some dramatic changes are most likely going to be implemented under the hood. It’s public knowledge that Mazda is currently perfecting their compression-ignition gasoline engine. It will be a new powerplant for the marque and the first one in the motoring industry. We hope that this engine will be mounted in the 2021 Mazda. This could give the crossover 30% better fuel economy and 30% extra power when compared with the current SkyActive G engine.
This new crossover might also get a refreshed SkyActive X engine. It will still have a 2.5 liter capacity producing 250 horsepower when fed with Premium fuel. Purists are also quite likely to get the old 2.5 liter engine as an option.
Price Release Date and Availability
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is most likely going to be released in the second half of 2020. However, there are chances that it will be revealed a little earlier in a motor show. The current model retails for $32,000. Thus, we predict that the new model will cost just a little more.