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2012 CX-9
2012 MAZDA CX-9: built for driving enjoyment
Stylish seven-passenger crossover built for drivers

(Richmond Hill, ON): An instant success when it first hit the market in 2007, the seven-passenger CX-9 raised the bar for the three-row crossover SUV segment. From its dynamic styling and safety to versatility and performance, Mazda's flagship crossover SUV continues to wow customers and automotive critics alike as it moves into its sixth year of production.

The 2012 Mazda CX-9 is offered in two trim grades: GS and GT. Both are powered by a 3.7-litre 24-valve DOHC V6 engine that delivers a total of 273 horsepower at 6250 rpm and 270 lb-ft of torque at 4250 rpm. To combine excellent acceleration and high fuel mileage, CX-9 includes an Aisin-supplied six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode as standard equipment.

Front-wheel drive is standard in the CX-9 GS trim, while Mazda's Active Torque-Split All-Wheel-Drive system is available as an option on the GS and standard on the GT trim. Curb weight has been revised on the 2012 2

CX-9 to 1,927 kg (FWD) and 2,068 kg (AWD). Other changes for 2012 include the addition of Brilliant Black as an exterior colour option, and Sand leather interior is now available with certain exterior colour choices.

The Mazda CX-9's standard safety features are highlighted by an advanced Roll Stability Control (RSC) system that uses both body-roll rate and wheel speed sensors to determine when corrective action is necessary. Four-wheel ventilated disc-brakes include an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) to prevent lockup during emergency use, and Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) controls front-to-rear distribution of braking forces to take full advantage of available traction during stops. A Traction Control System (TCS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), and dual front air bags, side airbags and curtain airbags with a roll-over sensor for the air curtains are also standard.

The 2012 CX-9 is also equipped with Mazda’s Brake Override system. This system always prioritizes the brake pedal over the accelerator pedal, should both be engaged simultaneously, allowing the vehicle to be brought to a safe stop. Activation of this system is recorded in the electronic Powertrain Control Module (PCM).

Equipment-wise, the GS trim includes a host of standard features, including 18-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®, 3

AM/FM/CD player with 6-speakers, heated front seats, front and rear air conditioning with 3-zone climate control, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and cruise control, leather wrapped shift knob, and tilt / telescopic steering wheel, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, power heated mirrors, and an 8-way adjustable power driver's seat. A factory-installed towing package that includes a larger cooling fan and radiator is also included as standard equipment, as the Mazda CX-9 has an impressive 1,588 Kg (3,500 lbs) towing capacity.

An optional "Luxury Package" is available on the GS trim, and includes: a power moonroof with one-touch open and close feature, leather trimmed upholstery, 4-way adjustable power front passenger's seat, and driver’s side power lumbar support.

The GT trim includes all features from the GS w/ Luxury Package and adds 20-inch alloy wheels, a Blind Spot Monitoring System, rear view camera, Xenon (HID) headlights, fog lights, turn signal indicators on exterior door mirrors, intelligent key system, driver’s seat memory function, SIRIUS satellite radio, audio display screen, Bluetooth hands-free phone system with Audio Profile music streaming capability, and a premium Bose® audio system with 10-speakers, Centrepoint® surround sound, AudioPilot® noise compensation system and an in-dash 6-disc CD changer. For 2012, the guide line has been removed from the rearview camera. 4

Optional equipment on the GT model is a Navigation package that includes a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, power tailgate, and a Rear Entertainment System that comprises a 9-inch monitor, CD/DVD player with audio input jack, Bose 5.1 channel surround sound system with 11-speakers, two wireless headphones, and a 115V power outlet. When the 2012 CX-9 is equipped with the Navigation Package the 6-disc CD changer is deleted, and the Rear Entertainment System package deletes the power operated moonroof.

Among the many standard features on the 2012 CX-9 is a 3-year roadside assistance program. Customers can feel secure knowing that wherever they travel throughout North America they can obtain towing, winching, battery boosting, emergency fuel delivery, and tire changing services if needed. They will even get help if locked out of the vehicle. Travel planning services and emergency travel expense reimbursement are included in the roadside assistance program.

The 2012 CX-9 is covered by a 3-year or 80,000 km vehicle warranty that covers every part of the vehicle except those subject to normal wear. Additional warranties cover powertrain and safety restraint components for a period of 5 years or 100,000 km, body sheet metal perforation for 5 years unlimited kilometres and selected emission control components for 8 years or 128,000 km. 5

Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 165 dealerships. For additional information visit Mazda Canada’s media website at www.media.mazda.ca

For further information: Sandra Lemaitre, Manager, Corporate Communications, (905) 787-7167; slemaitr@mazda.ca

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