Next Mazda CX-9 on way

25 Apr, 2012 1:23pm Luke Madden

The current Mazda CX-9 isn't sold in the UK, but its replacement is set to come here in late 2013

The seven-seat Mazda CX-9 SUV will go on sale in the UK when the next-generation model is launched late in 2013.

Just like the CX-5, the new CX-9 will be built from the ground up using the company’s new SkyActiv technologies, including a lightweight chassis and the 2.2-litre diesel engine which boasts class-leading CO2 emissions of 119g/km in the CX-5.

The technology should ensure the new CX-9 has the low running costs and agility demanded by buyers. Prices are likely to start from around £30,000 to match the seven-seat version of the next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe.

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Does Mazda give a contribution to Comic Relief for each car it sells?

You'd think so judging by the silly smiling faces it tacks onto the front of its cars!

You know things have gone badly wrong with a car when it's updated version looks more dated that the previous one.

is what exactly. The CX9 shown in the picture is the current generation model launched a few years ago that AE have lifted for this news story. The next gen. car will obviously be completely different since it will be all new from the ground up including the styling which will be using Mazda 's 'Kodo' design language as seen on the new CX5.

My god, that is one ugly and can I say dated looking car!

...that this is another example of a manufacturer's obsession with a 'corporate look' across all its models. Why do all cars have to look the same across a whole range (in Mazda's case to tack stupid smiley faced grills to the front of its cars)?

It shows a lack of imagination and ruins a particular model's individuality in my opinion.

But thanks for pointing out that this is the current model rather than the next model that the article refers to. I'll make sure I'm 100% spot on with every detail of future comments before posting again just in case someone takes my comments about a large company who couldn't give a damn about individuals as a personal insult.

Yes, best be 100% spot on with every detail.

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