Next-Gen Mazda CX-9 to Ditch Ford's V6 for Turbo Four-Cyl

Mazda is expected to release an all-new CX-9 SUV by 2016 and now we’ve learned that the SUV will likely ditch its current V6 engine for a turbocharged four-cylinder.

2014 Mazda CX-9


Mazda is expected to release an all-new CX-9 SUV by 2016 and now we’ve learned that the SUV will likely ditch its current V6 engine for a turbocharged four-cylinder.
Currently the CX-9 is the only vehicle in Mazda’s lineup that uses a V6, which is a Ford-sourced V6 engine. Mazda hasn’t produced its own V6 since the late 1990s and it looks like the next CX-9 will be getting a new turbocharged four-cylinder. Mazda’s global head of sales and marketing, revealed to Australia’s Caradvice that Mazda’s view of turbocharged engines has shifted since the technology has improved.

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This wouldn’t be the first time that Mazda used a turbocharged four-cylinder in one of its SUVs, since the now defunct CX-7 was powered by a thirsty turbocharged engine. The chances of a diesel-powered CX-9 are very low, since the CX-9 is mostly a vehicle for the U.S., where diesel engines still aren’t very popular.

Source: Caradvice