Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mazda CX-9 Pictures

The Mazda CX-9 is a full-size crossover SUV, also described as a "modern station wagon", built by Mazda. It replaced the Mazda MPV minivan for North America and Australia[citation needed]. The CX-9 was unveiled on April 13, 2006 at the New York International Auto Show and went on sale in February 2007.

The CX-9 is built on the Ford CD3 Platform which is shared with the Ford Edge, and it uses the same 3.7L V6 engine used in the Ford linup. Although the CX-9 is similar in outward appearance to the smaller Mazda CX-7, the vehicle platform and components are completely different. The CX-9 has either a front-wheel drive or All-wheel drive configuration.The CX-9 is manufactured at Mazda's Ujina 1 plant in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

The CX-9 is also sold in Australia and Indonesia, where it sells in similar numbers to the smaller CX-7. Despite being manufactured in Japan, a right hand drive country, Australia and Indonesia are the only right hand drive countries in the world that sell the CX-9.