IRVINE, CA – The first shipment of all-new Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV is on its way to North America. Designed and engineered specifically for the North American market, the all-new CX-9 is Mazda’s new entry into the growing three-row, seven-passenger crossover SUV segment. Arriving in showrooms starting in late-January 2007, CX-9 will be priced from $29,035 for the front-wheel-drive Sport model. The all-new CX-9 will be powered by an aluminum 3.5L V-6 engine producing 263-horsepower, matched 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 roll stability control, anti-lock brakes, dynamic stability control, traction control, 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 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.

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