Mazda’s European boss, Jeff Guyton, says that the CX-9 might, for the first time, make it to the Old Continent.
If it gets the green light, it will land with a diesel engine instead of the 250 HP 2.5-liter petrol unit that’s available in the used on the US version.
“The world would like more CX models than we are able to produce. When CX-9 really starts to sell in the US, it will be constrained as well – sure we’d like to have more, but we’ll take small actions to increase capacity” Jeff Guyton, Mazda’s European chief, told AutoExpress at the New York Auto Show.
The brand’s European SUV lineup currently comprises the subcompact CX-3 and the compact CX-5. Both of them turned out to be popular and will be joined eventually by a third addition, the sportier CX-4, which will be presented in Beijing, next month. Adding the CX-9 would give Mazda something to rival the likes of the VW Touareg and the Kia Sorento.
Presently, the new CX-9 is available to order in the USA from $31,520 (excluding destination and handling fee) for the base Sport trim. Deliveries will commence in late-spring.