This morning Mazda announced that its CX-9 seven-passenger SUV would be debuting at the New York Auto Show next week. The CX-9 was designed and engineered with both eyes on the North American market, just like its little brother, the CX-7. The larger ute will get Mazda’s new MZI 3.5L V6 coupled with a six-speed auto. It will be built at Ujina No. 1 plant near Mazda HQ in Hiroshima and is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms by early 2007.

[Source: Mazda]