Brand-New Mazda CX-9 – Mazda’s seven-seater SUV – has arrived in Australia and is on sale now at Bendigo Mazda.

The all-new second-generation Mazda CX-9 boasts fuel economy figures that are almost 25 per cent better than the previous model, and a range of standard class-leading safety technologies. It has also been awarded a maximum 5 star ANCAP rating.

With a record 82,000 potential buyers registering their interest in Mazda’s large SUV, of which 23,000 have requested direct contact by a Dealer as soon as they arrive on the showroom floor, interest in the CX-9 has never been higher.

Available in four grades for the first time, the Brand-New Mazda CX-9 range includes the entry-level Sport, the core-grade Touring, the high-grade GT and the top of the range Azami.

Starting from $42,490*, the well-appointed Mazda CX-9 Sport features 18-inch alloy wheels, MZD Connect, satellite navigation, reverse camera with rear parking sensors, Smart City Brake Support (Forward/Reverse), Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and LED headlamps.

The core-grade Mazda CX-9 Touring, from $48,890*, has everything listed on the Sport model but also includes front fog-lamps, the larger 8-inch touch-screen display, 6-way power adjusted front seats with heating function and driver lumbar support, and black leather trim.

The GT grade – which starts at $57,390* – enjoys a big jump in spec with the larger 20-inch alloys, advanced keyless entry, remote operated power tailgate, front parking sensors, a windscreen positioned active driving display, and the audio system features digital radio (DAB+).

The Azami model – priced from $59,390* – has Mazda Radar Cruise control and an array of additional i-ACTIVSENSE technologies. Both come with standard black leather or Natural Stone leather as an optional extra.

Brand-New Mazda CX-9 features an all-new 2.5 litre direct-injection turbo charged petrol engine, with both i-stop and i-ELOOP technology, that outputs 170kW of power at 5,000rpm and 420Nm of torque at a low 2,000rpm, while fuel economy numbers for Front-Wheel Drive models start from a low 8.4 litres per 100 kilometres and 8.8 litres per hundred for All-Wheel Drive alternatives.

Running on standard unleaded (91 RON) or with E10, Brand-New Mazda CX-9 will be the most economical seven-seater petrol model in its class.

Brand-New Mazda CX-9 has been crashed tested for the first time, earning a coveted 5 star ANCAP safety rating, and it is better equipped to avoid accidents thanks to a range of class-leading standard i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies.

For the first time, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Smart City Brake Support [Forward/Reverse] (SCBS F/R) are standard across the entire CX-9 range.

Additional i-ACTIVSENSE technologies, such as Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH), which incorporates High Beam Control (HBC), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Lane Keep-assist System (LAS), Smart Brake Support (SBS), Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), Lane Departure warning (LDW) and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with stop and go function are standard on the range-topping Azami grade.

Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies are designed to help drivers recognise potential hazards, avoid collisions and minimise the severity of accidents when they are unavoidable.

Available in eight contemporary colours including Machine Grey Metallic¹, Soul Red Metallic¹, Snowflake White Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Jet Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica and Titanium Flash Mica, the Brand-New Mazda CX-9 also features the efficient and lightweight SKYACTIV Technology, the impressive i-ACTIV AWD all-wheel drive system, and the award-winning ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language.

*Manufacturer’s List Price

¹ Soul Red Metallic and Machine Grey Metallic paint costs an additional $250, all remaining Metallic colours are free of charge