Our friend Remco Meulendijk from RM Design has presented his vision for the upcoming Mazda CX-9.
The Japanese company is about to launch its range-topping crossover later this month during the Los Angeles Auto Show and the time seems to be perfect for a rendering, previewing the final product. What we’ve got here is a pretty detailed virtual drawing of the model, clearly inspired by the Koeru concept revealed in Frankfurt earlier this year, while we also noticed cues from the Mazda6 station wagon, especially at the back. Compared to the study, the production CX-9 is expected to be slightly longer and taller, judging by spy photos. Everything seems just about right with this rendering, except for the oversized wheels that appear to be too big for a production model.
Utilizing the latest generation of the KODO design language, the CX-9 will sit at the top of Mazda’s SUV range and will benefit from all the SKYACTIV technologies of the company. Chances are it will receive a 2.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine that will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, sending around 300 PS (221 kW) to all four wheels. The thirsty 3.7-liter V6 naturally aspirated engine of the predecessor will remain history.
All of the juicy details will be revealed on November 17 during the first press day of the LA show.
Source: RM Design