On February 12, Mazda began production of the all-new CX-9, a three-row midsize crossover, at Ujina Plant No.1. The CX-9s that have been produced at this plant will be for the American and Canadian markets, which will be released sequentially in North America in the spring of 2016.
The CX-9 made its debut at the New York Auto Show in April 2006. It’s a slightly larger SUV than the CX-7 (which has had its production ended), and its distinction is that it has three rows of seating. In October 2012, it adopted the Kodo – Soul of Motion design language. The all-new, second-generation CX-9 has been unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Furthermore, in conjunction with the start of the CX-9’s production, the production of the newly developed 2.5L direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine also began in the main factory.
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)