Mazda Motor Corporation is set to hold the world premiere of the refreshed Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show which will be held in Sydney and will be running from October 18 to 28, 2012.

The 2013 Mazda CX-9 carries over the utility and dynamic driving performance of the current model while adapting Mazda's 'KODO - Soul of Motion' design theme at the front and rear for even sportier styling and stronger presence.

Enhancements in craftsmanship and interior design further the feeling of quality and refinement. With regard to equipment, the infotainment system features the latest audio, navigation and speech-recognition systems based on the Human Machine Interface (HMI) which is intuitive to use. In addition, advanced active-safety features, such as Forward Obstruction Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, and High Beam Control System, help drivers recognize and avoid danger.

As with the current model, the 2013 CX-9 features the MZI 3.7-liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission gearbox.

Alongside the refreshed CX-9, the all-new Mazda6, the first model to be equipped with Mazda's unique brake energy regeneration system, i-ELOOP will also make its Australian premiere in Sydney.