• Mar 20, 2009
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In addition to U.S. premieres for its new Mazdaspeed3 and reworked CX-7, Mazda will have a global debut in the form of a "heavily revised" CX-9 at next month's New York Auto Show.

For 2010, the three-row crossover will receive a riff on the controversial "smiley face" front graphic that has already been shown for 2010 on the Mazda3, MX-5 Miata, and CX-7. Judging by the supplied image, changes include a new front fascia integrating the aforementioned five-point grille, along with different lighting units and exterior mirrors. In addition to the exterior fettling, Mazda is promising new options and safety features, along with improved driving dynamics (already a CX-9 strong suit).

We'll likely have to wait until press days to learn further specifics, but for now, check out Mazda's official NY preview press release after the jump.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks decent.
      • 5 Years Ago
      EXACTLY. In pictures and at car shows it looks silly, but when you see it next to an old one (which itself is a timeless design...I own one) it's startling how hot the new one looks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hmmm, fanboi. I own an RX-8 and it is a bit manga, but these new Mazda designs are goofy and polarizing and look exactly the same in person as they do in pics.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Haha Ofcourse im fanboi. Either way...if this is what it takes to sell cars -> earn money -> fund the RX-7 return/RX-9 programs then so be it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks more "conventional" than ever, and when you're an SUV, that's a BAD thing. Rots 'o Ruck, Mazda.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow what a great joke in the morning. Well thats what you get when Mazda has to take a Ford and somehow make it look like a Mazda.

      The CX-7 is a car done right. The CX-9 is a car done wrong just to have a few extra passengers.

      Terrible.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Try again....

        It's a Mazda platform that was reworked to stretch the wheelbase by Ford. Aside from stretching the platform this is pure Mazda. Do your homework b4 whining.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks unsure.
        • 5 Years Ago
        it is unproportional. block that front bumper with your hand and all the sudden the car looks right.

        people are trying too hard to come out with new design...
        fashion is one thing while the principle of beauty is another.
        a well proportioned body always looks better than unproportioned one, while the shape of design featured in the correctly proportioned might be different.

        no matter how ridiculous some clothing design maybe, they still goes on a super model.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I cannot believe they are extending the "smiles" motif across the Mazda model line. Can we slap the guy/gal who gives this the green light?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did they work in fuel tank?

      I passed over a bike tired down on the road, and my CX 9 was destroyed by fire...
      You can see in:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3rNNEHsOwA


      Best Regards
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it looks ok. At least the front is blocky/chunky.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Integrating the new look on an old/existing model FTL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not as bad as the rest. Why can't they all be like the Mazda6? Now That's a good looking car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      All I can say is that I am VERY glad that we bought our CX-9 a year ago instead of waiting. Can't stand the new "smiley face" design.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Needs a bigger grill.
      Or two.
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