The luxury, seven-seat, family-sized SUV has drawn great interest already, with Mazda claiming almost 55,000 expressions of interest and 13,000 priority requests, surpassing the previous record of 34,000 leads and 9,700 requests recorded by the latest MX-5 sports roadster.
"The response to Brand-New Mazda CX-9 has been remarkable," said Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak.
"This gives our sales team a fantastic starting platform, with the goal being to turn as many of these potential buyers into CX-9 owners."
From release, the CX-9 will be available in four grades: entry-level Sport; mid-grade Touring; high-spec GT; and 'high plus' grade Azami.
Engine for the CX-9 will be an all-new SKYACTIV-G 2.5T 2.5-litre direct-injection turbo petrol four-cylinder with both i-stop and i-ELOOP technology, delivering claimed fuel economy figures as low as 8.4lt/100km.
The CX-9 also features SKYACTIV efficiency and weightsaving technologies, Mazda's i-ACTIV AWD all-wheel drive system, and the 'KODO - Soul of Motion' design language already seen on the CX-5 and CX-7.