Mazda has certainly taken things up a notch with rumours of the Turbo CX-9 making its way to the UK. The vehicle features a 2.5 litre SkyActiv motor and an attractive leather interior. It’s actually a bit of a step into the wild for the company, given that the CX-9 is essentially a family vehicle at heart. The question, then, remains: is this Mazda taking a gamble on a one-off, or is it a sign for things to come for the brand?
Although the vehicle is currently unavailable in Europe, sources say that it’s likely to arrive in the UK by the end of 2016, and at entry level could be awarded a price tag of around £30,500 – but what can you expect for the money?
Features of the CX-9
You’ll get the aforementioned SkyActiv engine, more safety features than you can shake a stick at, all-wheel drive and an interior which seems to have taken aesthetic cues from the recent Deadpool movie – put simply, the improved CX-9 is a family vehicle which has been given a facelift, and it’s easy to see why there’s a market for it in the UK – it drives well, it looks good and it’s a reliable runner.
It’s fair to say that most European vehicle manufacturers are perhaps a little bit jealous of just how far Mazda, Japan’s mass-market designer, has become – and with good reason, too. The Mazda CX-9 is essentially every bit as good as a premium level Euro all-wheel drive, but without the hefty cost. If you want the finer things at a cheaper cost, you could do worse than wait for this one to hit the UK forecourts.
Appeals to both driving enthusiasts and families...
Ultimately, the CX-9 is the sort of vehicle that appeals to both driving enthusiasts and families who want to be able to own a utilitarian vehicle that allows them to take the kids to school, do the shopping and get away for a weekend – and this vehicle does all that impeccably.