After the news that the Mazda CX-5 could be replaced with a new CX-50 model, the manufacturer revealed that it is working on the redesigned version of the 2022 Mazda CX-9. The biggest SUV in Mazda’s line should introduce mild changes and updates for the next year.
According to Mazda, since the outgoing model’s release, sales raised up by 20 percent, which is excellent news. Generally, the new model will try to beat that score with many new features. It will also come with a larger infotainment screen and better materials. Carbon Edition should also be available, and we can expect better styling.
2022 Mazda CX-9 Exterior
Mazda CX-9 is one of the charming and the giant model in Mazda’s line of SUVs. This flagship looks beautiful and way more stylish than the rest of the models in the class. It’s recognized by its big grille that emphasizes premium presence. However, from plenty of reports, the new version will get a more attractive front fascia, and the main reason for that is to be more competitive.
The Carbon Edition is, for now, the favorite option. It comes in exclusive Polymetal Gray color and it features a grille, side mirrors finished in gloss black. Also, this version includes satin chrome roof rails and metallic black 20-inch alloy wheels look.
One of the best three-row crossover SUVs on the market 2022 Mazda CX-9 will feature some updates inside. In addition, the forthcoming model will include a more upscale cabin, followed by some new equipment. It is most likely that it will get a new 10.3-inch infotainment screen.
To remind ourselves, the current model comes standard with a 7.0-inch infotainment screen, while a 9.0-inch unit is optional. Carbon Edition that is for the first time introduced this year will continue to be offered red leather seats and black metallic trim. The Grand Touring and Signature trims are the most expensive trims, and they include a surround-view monitor, head-up display, quilted Nappa leather seats, and Santos Rosewood interior trim.
2022 Mazda CX-9 Engine Specs
Under the hood, the new Mazda CX-9 will once again be offered with the same powertrain. However, in 2022, we could expect some mechanical changes and even more power. The current SUV uses a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit capable of producing 227 horses.
Moreover, if you pour 93-octane fuel, performance will rise to 250 horsepower. This engine is pair with a six-speed automatic transmission, and it uses front-wheel drive, while AWD is still optional. However, from some gossip, the next-generation model could also introduce one new engine. From what we heard, the CX-9 might finally get some sort of electrification.
Release Date and Price
The upgraded version 2022 Mazda CX-9 will arrive at some point in 2021. This flagship has a very important role in the mid-size segment. As mentioned, the upcoming SUV will bring some mild changes that will make it more competitive.
However, perhaps the most exciting news is that the Carbon Edition will be available as well. According to the aftermentioned report, the new one CX-9 will cost slightly more than the previous generation. The base will most likely start at $35,000, while the Carbon Edition that is offered with more features cost $45,000.