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Mazda teases its new CX-9 crossover prior to the LA Auto Show

The automaker's three-row people-hauler borrows heavily from the Koeru concept unveiled at Frankfurt earlier this year.

There are plenty of similarities between this design teaser and the Koeru concept that debuted in Frankfurt.


The LA Auto Show doesn't open to media until November 17, but as the show quickly approaches, automakers are keen to start sending out teasers for their big reveals. The latest of those belongs to Mazda, which announced that it will unveil an all-new CX-9 crossover at its press conference.

The CX-9, a three-row crossover, is Mazda's largest offering. The current model is an extension of the first generation that started in the 2007 model year. A six-cylinder engine from Ford powers it, and its most recent visual refresh took place in 2013. It won the North American Truck of the Year award back in 2008.

Mazda is mum on any details, but the statement included with the teaser image mentioned that the brand is moving the CX-9 in a more premium direction, one that "befits a three-row midsize crossover." The teaser image above suggests that many of the CX-9's new styling cues will come straight from the Koeru concept that the automaker unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Mazda's LA Auto Show press conference will take place at 1:35 p.m. local time on Wednesday, November 18.