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2016 Mazda CX-9 now on sale in Australia from $42,490

July 8, 2016

Mazda’s all-new second-generation CX-9 seven-seat SUV has finally arrived in Australia, with prices starting at $42,490.

2016 Mazda CX-9 range

Interest surrounding the new CX-9 has been huge leading up to its release, with 82,000 potential buyers registering their interest, and 23,000 signing up to be contacted as soon as the CX-9 hits showrooms.

Now that it finally has arrived, buyers are offered four trim variants. The base model Sport kicks off at $42,490 (plus on-roads), and receives 18-inch alloys, MZD connect, navigation, a reversing camera with sensors, LED headlamps and city braking and blind-spot monitoring as standard.

Stepping up into the $48,890 Touring variant adds front fog lamps, a larger 8.0-inch MMI, heated electric seats, leather upholstery and safety equipment like smart city brake and blind-spot monitoring.

The $57,390 GT grade variant gets larger 20-inch alloys, and conveniences like keyless entry, an automatic boot, front parking sensors, digital radio and head-up display. The $59,390 flagship Azami model adds the full array of Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE safety tech, as well as the choice of black or natural stone leather upholstery.

The new CX-9 has received a five start ANCAP rating, and is now 25 per cent more fuel efficient over the outgoing CX-9 thanks to the new 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The engine’s output is at the 170kW mark, with 420Nm of torque available from 2000rpm.

The new engine is significantly more efficient, consuming fuel at a rate of 8.4L/100km in the FWD variant, and 8.8L/100km in AWD variants.

Mazda’s updated i-ACTIVSENSE safety package throws in adaptive headlamps, lane keep-assist, smart brake support, lane departure warning, radar cruise control and stop/start feature. For the first time, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and smart city brake come as standard across the CX-9 range.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.