Mazda CX-9 Will Stop Smiling in 2013

Mazda unveiled a refreshed 2013 CX-9 yesterday ahead of its official debut at the Australian Auto Show next month. One of the most obvious updates is the addition of the company’s now-signature five-point grill, which is also found on the upcoming 2013 Mazda 6 and the CX-5. The cabin will also be updated, and Mazda says in a press release (registration required) that it will equip the 2013 CX-9 with an upgraded infotainment system and voice command system. Safety ... continue reading»

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Mazda May Drop V6 in Mazda6, CX-9

Recently, we’ve seen automakers like BMW replace six-cylinder engines with smaller, turbocharged four-cylinder mills in cars like the 2012 328i, 528i and the upcoming 2013 X3. Now, early reports indicate that Mazda may follow suit when it redesigns the Mazda6 and CX-9. Robert Davis, Mazda’s senior vice president of U.S. operations, spoke with Car and Driver to discuss Mazda’s Skyactiv engines, as well as what consumers can expect from the automaker in the future. “The 6 ... continue reading»

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