PRLog - Nov. 8, 2012 - ELK GROVE, Calif. -- For its second facelift, Mazda brings the CX-9 closer to its newer products like the "6" and the CX-5 by applying the 'KODO - Soul of Motion' design theme to front and rear ends of the mid-size crossover, while also making some minor tweaks to the interior and adding a raft of new safety features.
The 2013 CX-9's new and more serious fascia that features a five-point grille with a chrome surround connected to the revamped headlamps and a brand new bumper design, looks sharper and more modern than the outgoing model.
Mazda said that select models get LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) with a halo ring light guide around the headlamp unit.
Rounding out the exterior styling changes are the redesigned rear combination lamps, the re-sculptured rear bumper, the different exhaust trims, the newly styled 20-inch aluminum wheels, and fresh paint finishes.
The enhancements inside include different color schemes and materials for the seats and door panels, satin-silver decorative trims, white illumination for the instrument panel gauges that also get new finishes and a redesigned shift knob.
The infotainment system was also upgraded and features the latest audio, navigation and speech-recognition systems.
Finally, Mazda said it has added a raft of advanced "i-ACTIVSENSE"
The North American model should make its world premiere at the LA Auto Show in November or at the Detroit motor show in mid-January 2013.
SOURCE Car Scoop
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