Mazda CX-9 gets updated design for 2013

Trevor Hofmann - CAP staff
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Mazda is in the process of replacing its polarizing grinning grille, part of its Nagare design language, with a more universally acceptable look that follows its new Kodo theme, and the latest vehicle to get the treatment is its largest CX-9 crossover.

The CX-7 was late to the Nagare family, receiving its restyling in 2010 after five years of production, and now with seven years in its rearview mirror another mid-cycle upgrade shows a more athletic overall design that should be appealing to Mazda's performance-oriented clientele. The new look aligns the CX-9 with other Mazda models that have already been given the Kodo treatment, specifically the all-new compact 2013 CX-5 crossover that replaces the Tribute and CX-5, and the upcoming 2014 Mazda6 midsize sedan.

Along with its swoopier styling, the new 2013 CX-9 gets Mazda's next-generation infotainment system with a 5.8-inch touch-screen colour display interface, as well as Bluetooth hands-free connectivity with audio streaming, and an available navigation system based on technology supplied by acclaimed GPS brand TomTom. The system will also include HD Radio, Pandora, and SMS text messaging.

The new 2013 Mazda CX-9 is already available in the U.S. and will be arriving in Canadian dealerships soon.

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Topics: Crossover, SUV, Mazda, 2013, CX-9, $20,000 - $29,999, $30,000 - $39,999, $40,000 - $49,999, Midsize,

Organizations: Mazda

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