Mazda's new US-full size SUV

Irvine (United States), March 18, 2016

The current Mazda CX-9 is available since 2007 on the US market. So it was time for a successor and this was shown in November 2015 car at the Los Angeles show. Now, Mazda has announced US prices. Why you should do a full size SUV for North America? Because the predecessor of Russia in a small Edition came to Western Europe and the new import as an alternative to the BMW X 5, Audi Q7 or also the Volvo XC90 could be worth the.

The costs and includes the entry-level version

The starting price is at $ 31.520 for the CX-9 sports. Depending on the daily exchange rate 28,000 euros are about. Already, you can get LED headlights and LED taillights, cloth seats, an electric parking brake, 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear-view camera and an Infotainment system with seven-inch display. The sport package, which contains an electrically adjustable driver's seat, heated seats and heated exterior mirrors for 950 dollars (around 840 euro) is available as an option.

Prices of the higher trim levels

The CX-9 touring (35.970 dollars or 31.900 euro) eight inch touch screen and a keyless system reverses with leather seating surfaces, assistance systems, then one. In only the Grand Touring ($ 40.170 or 35.600 euros) with Adaptive Headlights, 20-inch wheels, a head-up display and helpers for automated driving, as well as the top model signature ($44.015 or 39.100 euro) with almost all the Extras rank as standard, so is the supplement catalogue.

Import costs and possible discounts

It is of course not converted Euro prize. Own import costs for transport (between 1,000 and 2,000 euro) come, import duties (customs duty plus turnover tax on imports, which make up about 30 percent of the net price) and for the conversion of the EU as well as the TÜV approval. Summa Summarum is the starting price for an even imported CX-9 in this country but still under the 45,000-euro mark. If Mazda again brings short runs by itself to Europe, can be expected once again at a significant discount.

It will cost the EU competition: here and overseas

For comparison, a Volvo XC90 at least 49.400 euros, a BMW X 5 54,300 euro and an Audi costs in Germany Q7 58,000 euros. In the United States are each and converted entry prices at 39,000 euros for the Volvo, 48,500 euros for the BMW and 48.600 euros for the Audi.

US launch only with petrol engine

What however speak in diesel Germany against the Mazda CX-9, is that all models will be powered solely by a 2.5 liter turbo gasoline. Anyway: the manufacturer of the unit being 253 Horsepower and 420 Newton metres. A six speed automatic transmission delivers the power then either on the front axle or a four-wheel drive ($ 1,800 and 1,600 euro extra charge) on all four wheels. The U.S. launch takes place in the early summer of 2016. Then can be considered then an import. (ml)