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2016 Mazda CX-9 production has started in Japan

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The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 today entered production at Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima, Japan. The redesigned crossover is scheduled to arrive in showrooms this spring. 

The first units produced are bound for the U.S. and Canada. In fact, North America is expected to account for 80% of global sales forecast at 50,000 units annually.

The new 2016 Mazda CX-9, which our very own Matt St-Pierre tested in pre-production form right after the Los Angeles Auto Show, is the final piece of the big KODO puzzle. It boasts a brand new, turbocharged 2.5L SKYACTIV-G engine with direct injection that produces 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque via a 6-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission.