Mazda CX-9
Mazda CX-9 Contributed

Refined look for spacious wagon

THE Mazda CX-9 has been upgraded to make it more fuel efficient and also improve ride quality while also making it easier on the eye.

The combined fuel economy figure for the Mazda CX-9 is now 11.3 litres per 100km, an improvement of 0.9 litres per 100 kilometres.

A number of refinements helped achieve this fuel efficiency gain. Engineers have paid particular attention to engine combustion control in order to optimise efficiency during deceleration and at idle.

In addition, improvements to differential gear control on the CX-9's all-wheel drive system and a reduction in transmission friction also contribute to the efficiency gain.

The revised CX-9 now features newly designed 18 and 20-inch alloy wheels that not only look more sporty but are lighter than before, reducing unsprung weight and improving ride quality. Tyre rolling resistance has been reduced and is another factor in the fuel efficiency gain.

Mazda's seven-seat SUV continues to be powered by a 3.7-litre V6 petrol engine with 24-valves, DOHC and Sequential Valve Timing (S-VT), which produces 204kW of power and 367Nm of torque when mated to a six-speed Activematic transmission. Power is delivered to the road via Mazda's on-demand Active Torque Split all-wheel drive system.

“With over 12,000 sold since its introduction in 2007, the seven-seat Mazda CX-9 has been well-received by Australian families. We're sure that these latest improvements will also be welcomed by those families who value style but also like to keep an eye on efficiency,” said Alastair Doak, Mazda Australia's national marketing manager.

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