These latest spyshots are of the next-generation Mazda CX-9, caught testing in San Bernardino, USA. It is rumoured that the all-new CX-9 SUV will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

This new seven-seat model clearly got its inspiration from the CX-5 and the CX-3, with a healthy dose of the ‘Kodo’ spirit. It’s quite evident from the muscular beauty that is on display despite the full-body camouflage. Sleek, athletic and poised for the grocery run, this new CX-9 is sure to be quite a looker.

In terms of its powertrain, rumours are abound that the CX-9 will ditch its existing Ford-derived V6 engines for a more modern turbocharged version of Mazda’s SkyActiv petrol engines. A turbocharged 2.5 litre SkyActiv engine, perhaps?

2013 Mazda CX-9