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Mazda CX-9
Mazdaís largest vehicle gets the full Skyactiv treatment when the 2016 model arrives in 2015, though more precise timing is unavailable. The mid-sized crossoverís sheet metal will reflect the kodo design language used in recent Mazda redesigns. The CX-9ís biggest question mark is what will be under the hood. Mazda lacks a Skyactiv V-6 and has no plans to add one. There simply isnít enough global volume to justify the development costs for a new V-6 family based on Skyactiv. That leaves Mazda with two options for the CX-9ís powertrain: using a turbocharged four-cylinder or sourcing a newer V-6 engine through one of its industry alliances, which include pacts with Toyota, Fiat and Nissan. Sources say no decisions have been made on the CX-9ís engine lineup.
Segment: Large CUVPowertrain: Conventional (gasoline)
Release Year: 2015New Product Category: Redesign
Drive: AWD/FWD

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