Releasing a teaser image, Mazda announced two days back that the 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show that will be held between 17th and 29th of this month.
In its second generation, the Mazda CX-9 will adopt the familiar ‘Kodo – Soul of Motion’ design language and two speculative renderings by Remco Meulendijk of RM.Design previews the same in a near-production guise.
The 2016 CX-9 seen in the renderings has a lot of similarity with the Mazda Koeru concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and maybe the production-spec too will have some inspiration from that concept because that was the latest development of the Kodo design language.
The 2016 Mazda CX-9 reportly will be powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. It will introduce a homogeneous-charge compression-ignition (HCCI) fuel delivery system. The all-new CX-9 will be the last current generation Mazda to be launched before the next generation of Skyactiv II vehicles enter production in 2017. Next year, the Mazda CX-7 will make a comeback as a three-row version of the CX-5.
Following its world premiere at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show this month, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 will likely go on sale in global markets starting early 2016.
[Image Source: RM.Design]