The Japanese automaker introduced the latest generation CX-9 in America for the 2016 model year, and it’s now bringing it up to speed with the latest advancements in the field via the 2018 model year change over.
It’s still early for a mid-cycle refresh, but this doesn’t stop Mazda from delivering a string of technological enhancements to its largest SUV – standard new features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, along with Smart City Brake Support, an automatic emergency braking system when the 2018 MY CX-9 hits dealerships at the end of the month. The SUV is also aiming to increase ride handling prowess thanks to the addition of a standard G-Vectoring Control – the feature works with the engine mapping, steering inputs, and throttle settings to enhance cornering capabilities.
At the base of the offer, the CX-9 Sport is now available to bundle with a new Sport Package for $1,290 that brings into play standard perks such as automatic headlights with high-beam control, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, radar adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, powered driver’s seat. The Touring trim has added for the new model year tilting driver’s seat and powered passenger seat with lift and lumbar support. The CX-9 Grand Touring model adds as new features heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and windshield wiper de-icer.