Kodo design means svelte, sexy, exteriors that flow as natures flows. Talk like that usually means bugger all if it’s got a face like a robber’s dog. Such is not the case here. Mazda CX-9 has a handsome face, if a trifle conservative. It’s a face that looks great on the smaller cars like Mazda CX-3, and MX-5. On larger vehicles though, the language is little stretched. Thin LED headlights are fully automatic, including their high beam. An enormous shield shaped grille sports a “Mazda Wings” emblem that conceals the radar for the smart cruise control. 20” wheels looks suitably commanding, and the whole thing is trimmed with lashings of chrome and strategically placed blackouts to make the massive SUV look a little less like a block of flats with wheels.
4 11, 2019