The cars of 2016: Mazda CX-9

As we noted earlier, the Mazda3 was one of the best-selling vehicles of 2015, regardless of whether or not it was bought through a novated lease. But what vehicles are on the cards to be big sellers in 2016? Will Mazda continue to have a prominent place in the market?

We thought it might be a good idea to drop in every now and then and look at some hotly anticipated vehicles coming our way in 2016. Perhaps they’ll give you some fresh ideas for your next fleet expansion or work vehicle purchase. To begin with, the Mazda CX-9.

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The race for more space

The Mazda CX-9 is a seven-seater SUV, which is in line with ongoing trends in car purchases. Roy Morgan research from August 2015 identified a steady rise in vehicle sales, which “has largely been driven by the boom in private SUV sales, with brand new models such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V flying out of dealerships”.

So with the vehicle’s predecessor selling well, it stands to reason that the CX-9 would be sought after in the coming year.

The specifications

Looking at the specifications for the CX-9, you can immediately see some of the features that will make this an appealing purchase, and perhaps something employees will be looking to use as a work vehicle.

  • A 3.7-litre V6 engine, which provides 204 kilowatts and 367 Newton metres of torque
  • Fuel efficiency that can consume as little as 11 litres for every 100 kilometres
  • Independent suspension and split all-wheel drive
  • Active transmission for smooth shifting

Of course, this might not make it the greatest thing since sliced bread, but it is a vehicle that many publications have tipped to be a hot choice for 2016. CarsGuide.com.au included it on its list of 10 cars to watch out for this year, noting that it should be available around the middle of 2016.

It might not be in the appropriate price range for everyone, but that’s where a novated lease can be incredibly beneficial.

With a price expectation of around $42,000, it might not be in the appropriate price range for everyone, but that’s where a novated lease can be incredibly beneficial. With the capacity to make payments from employee wages before tax is accounted for, costs can be smoothed out as if they were never even there.

The CX-9 is just one of many cars that will hit our shores in the next 12 months and we hope to look at a few more in the near future. In the meantime, for any queries about getting started with a novated lease, make sure to get in touch with us!