The Mazda CX-9 has officially entered production and the company has confirmed that it will be available in North America before being rolled out to the rest of the world.
The production will be done at the Hiroshima plant but due to the high customer demand for the luxury SUV in Canada and the United States, Mazda has decided to focus on the particular market before moving to other regions.
Mazda CX-9 is powered by a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The all-new model is expected to help the company reach a larger group of audience. The SUV is equipped with a wide range of new features with a brand new design. Mazda has confirmed that they have significantly boosted the size of the car, the wheelbase in order to provide an increased headroom for the passengers.
SUVs have always had a great patronage among buyers in North America. But, the market is largely dominated by Toyota, Ford among other brands. Mazda aims to turn it in their favor with the next gen CX-9 and bets that they expect at least 50,000 units to be sold this year. Even though, there are some discrepancies in market percentage, US is one of the largest markets for most models created by Mazda.
Rumors also claim that the turbocharged engine variant being used in the new Mazda CX-9 will be used in all future models from the company. The crossover is also confirmed to be much more fuel efficient than the outgoing variant. By offering a product that could give better convenience, fuel efficiency at a lesser price tag, Mazda could easily turn the buyer community in their favor.
We can confirm how well they do in the North American continent once the official production is over. The brand is busy overseeing the production at the moment. We have limited information available with regards to the car due to lack of announcement but it won’t be long before they reveal the specifications as well as the pricing of the different variants of the crossover SUV available.
Mazda is prepping up the CX-9 to be limited in number when it comes to number of variants available. Instead, they are going to offer little but models that actually vary from one another in order to cope up with a wide range of customer demands. After all, if all cars are the same, it may not attract buyers as anticipated.