IRVINE, CA – Designed and engineered specifically for the North American market, the all-new CX-9 is Mazda’s new entry into the three-row, seven-passenger crossover SUV segment. The CX-9 will be powered by an aluminum 3.5L V-6 engine producing 263-horsepower, mated to a standard-equipment six-speed automatic transmission and available in either front- or all-wheel drive. The CX-9 is offered in three trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. All models include three-zone climate control, power windows, mirrors, and door locks with remote keyless entry, cruise control, and a choice of black or beige interior hues. Also standard on all vehicles are a range of safety features, including roll stability control (RSC), anti-lock brakes (ABS), dynamic stability control (DSC), traction control (TCS), and side-curtain airbags with three-row protection. Sport models are equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels and tires, halogen headlamps, and cloth upholstery. Touring models add leather seat trim, power front-seat adjusters, and, for the first time ever on Mazda vehicle, Bluetooth hands-free capability. Ground Touring models include all Sport and Touring features, as well as 20-inch wheels, bright exterior door handles, rain-sensing wipers, an anti-theft alarm system, exterior mirrors with turn indicators, a memory driver’s seat, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System, wood instrument panel trim, indirect blue interior lighting, and silver finish for the side surfaces of the rear console.