Production Has Begun on the All-New 2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 mazda cx-9 new grille design and exterior design at chicago auto show

As displayed by this photo from the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the 2016 CX-9 adopts Mazda’s KODO design language, fitting in with the rest of the Mazda lineup.

When Will the 2016 Mazda CX-9 Be Available?

We first mentioned the 2016 Mazda CX-9 back in August 2015, and we’ve learned a lot about Mazda’s all-new midsize SUV since then. That being said, we’re still waiting to get behind the wheel of this highly anticipated model, leaving many to wonder, when will the 2016 Mazda CX-9 finally be available?

Fortunately, we have some news for you today. Mazda has recently announced that production has officially begun on the 2016 CX-9 at the company’s plant in Hiroshima, Japan. With the first units heading for North America. This includes manufacturing of the CX-9’s new SKYACTIV 2.5-liter turbocharged engine.

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2016 mazda cx-9 seating colors and dashboard design at 2016 chicago auto show2016 Mazda CX-9 Dealership Arrival Date

So, when will you actually be able to try it out. Though no precise date is available, there has been some confusion over whether the model would be available in the spring or summer of 2016.

With Mazda’s latest press release to announce the beginning of production, however, we can confirm that sales are scheduled to begin in the spring of 2016. That’s right. We’re almost there.

What We Know About the 2016 Mazda CX-9

We’ve already discussed the 2016 CX-9 quite a bit to prepare for its release, but let’s recap everything we know about the model so far.

One of the biggest changes to the new model is a brand new turbocharged SKYACTIV engine. This engine is expected to boost fuel economy while also delivering up to 310 lb-ft of torque, which is pretty impressive. This engine also features Mazda’s Dynamic Pressure Turbo system, helping to overcome issues with turbo lag.

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As we’ve seen, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 will also arrive with a new design, inside and out. The new model fully adopts Mazda’s KODO design DNA, fitting in with the rest of the Mazda lineup to give the CX-9 a look of athletic elegance. These design changes include a new paint color as well, called Machine Gray.

Learn more about the 2016 Mazda CX-9’s available paint color options

2016 mazda cx-9 rear hatch design features at 2016 chicago auto show

Other features you can look forward to include the model’s head-up Active Driving Display, the Mazda Connect infotainment system on a touchscreen display, the i-ACTIVSENSE suite of high-tech safety features and the i-ACTIV predictive AWD system. To learn more about when the 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be available, be sure to stay tuned to the Mazda of Lodi blog or contact us with your questions.