2010 Mazda CX-9 Goes Down Under in September

Japanese manufacturer Mazda announced today its newest addition to the range, the CX-9, will be available in Australia starting this month. To mark the launch of the facelift, Mazda will also add a Grand Touring model to the crossover range.

"The addition of the new CX-9 Grand Touringmeans customers looking for a seven-seat SUV now have more choice than ever. Completing the new CX-9 range are the CX-9 Classic and CX-9 Luxury models which have proven popular with the Australian public since their introduction in 2007," Mazda said in a release.

The Aussie CX-9 is powered by a 3.7l V6 DOHC petrol engine, which develops 273 hp at 6,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 367 Nm at 4,250 rpm. The engine is paired with a six-speed Activematic transmission, which in turn is connected to Mazda's Active Torque Split AWD system. The engine fitted on the CX-9 is Euro IV emission standard compliant, meaning it consumes 12.2l/100 km.

A number of safety features are also available, including ABS, EBD, Traction Control System (TCS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), side-curtain airbags, front headrests Mazda's Advanced Impact-energy Distribution and Absorption System.

As for comfort and infotainment options, the CX-9 comes equipped with air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, trip computer, cruise control, six air bags, Bluetooth phone capability and a choice of black or beige interior hues. For the Grand Touring version, a satellite navigation system will be offered as optional.

Additional details, as well as prices for the CX-9 will be announced later this month.
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