Updates to the 2021 Mazda CX-9 range have been announced with the seven-seat SUV now starting from $45,990 plus on-road costs.
Joining the existing Sport, Touring, GT and Azami grades will be the new Azami LE, GT SP and the limited-run 100th Anniversary Special Edition.
The new range-topping CX-9 Azami LE grade will include a second-row ‘Captain’s Seat’ layout with individual electric adjustment, as well as heating and ventilation.
There is also walk-in access to the third-row seats via a one-touch system which allows the second-row seats to automatically return to position after allowing access to the rear-most pews.
Both Azami and Azami LE grades gain new quilted Nappa leather upholstery on the first and second-row seats, redesigned aluminium interior trim, fresh 20-inch alloy wheels, Titanium Grey metallic front grille finish and larger rear tailpipes.
The new CX-9 GT SP, based on the GT grade, features a dark gunmetal grille design, black mirror caps, and black 20-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, black interior decoration panels, red stitching highlights to the steering wheel, door trims, centre console and armrests, and Burgundy leather seat upholstery will be found.
Completing the trio of new grades is the 100th Anniversary Special Edition which will be limited to 110 units in Australia.
The burgundy and white colour theme of the original high-grade R360, Mazda’s first-ever passenger vehicle, has been chosen with burgundy throughout the cabin including the Nappa leather, carpet and floor mats. This is contrasted by the Snowflake White Pearl Mica exterior.
Every CX-9 also receives the latest Mazda Connect infotainment system with a 10.25-inch colour screen, as well as ‘Qi’ wireless smartphone charging functionality fitted as standard on GT models and above.
For CX-9 Touring and higher models, there's now improved paddle shifters for enhanced control of the six-speed automatic transmission.
Scroll below for each grade’s equipment highlights.
All grades are powered by the 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which develops 170kW and 420Nm. Power goes to the front or all wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.
The updated Mazda CX-9 range is due to go on sale in early 2021.
2021 Mazda CX-9 pricing (excludes on-road costs):
CX-9 Sport FWD – $45,990
CX-9 Sport AWD – $49,990
CX-9 Touring FWD – $53,490
CX-9 Touring AWD – $57,490
CX-9 GT FWD – $62,990
CX-9 GT AWD – $66,990
CX-9 GT SP FWD – $63,490
CX-9 GT SP AWD – $67,490
CX-9 Azami FWD – $66,190
CX-9 Azami AWD – $70,625
CX-9 Azami LE AWD – $73,875
CX-9 100th Anniversary Special Edition FWD – $72,575
2021 Mazda CX-9 equipment highlights:
10.25-inch infotainment system
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
18-inch alloy wheels
Automatic LED headlights
Power-folding exterior mirrors
Three-zone climate control with controls in the rear
Six-speaker sound system
DAB+ digital radio
Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
Tilt-and-telescoping steering column
Off-road traction assist (AWD models only)
Front and rear autonomous emergency braking with night time pedestrian detection
Rear cross-traffic alert
Driver attention monitoring
Traffic sign recognition
Lane departure warning
Front, front-side and curtain airbags
CX-9 Touring adds
LED fog lights
Leather upholstery (black)
Front parking sensors
Heated front seats
Eight-way power driver’s seat
Six-way power passenger’s seat
Rear centre armrest with storage and USB ports
One-touch tip and slide switch for the second row
CX-9 GT adds
Qi wireless smartphone charging
20-inch alloy wheels
Hands-free power tailgate
Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
Leather seats (black, natural stone or beige)
12-speaker 294W Bose sound system
10-way power driver’s seat with memory
Heated second-row seats (outboard only)
Third-row USB ports
CX-9 GT SP adds
Leather seats (burgundy)
Red interior highlights
Dark gunmetal grille
Black mirror caps
Black 20-inch alloy wheels
CX9 Azami adds
Adaptive LED headlights
7.0-inch information display
Heated steering wheel
Frameless rear-view mirror
Ventilated front seats
Real wood trim
LED centre console ambient lighting
Quilted Nappa leather upholstery (brown or white)
CX-9 Azami LE adds
Power-adjustable, heated and ventilated second-row captain’s chairs
Second-row centre console
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