Mazda's flagship SUV will feature a significant overhaul and "a more premium design execution that befits a three-row midsize crossover SUV," the Japanese automaker said in a statement on Wednesday.
Mazda said the redesigned CX-9 will move to the Skyactiv powertrain but did not provide any technical specifications.
The CX-9 will use Mazda's curvy Kodo or "soul of motion" design language. A single teaser image of the CX-9 shows a dramatic redesign with a long front hood and a fastback roof line.
Edmunds says: This is one of the most important debuts at the L.A. show for car shoppers, since Mazda hasn't done a major redesign of the CX-9 since its introduction in 2007.