Making its world premiere at next month's Australian International Motor Show, the updated seven-seater picks up a brand-new grille and front bumper, along with updated headlights.
Images of the 2013 CX-9's rear-end and interior have yet to be released, but Mazda promises we can expect a similar overhaul to both.
The update is not about styling alone, however, with new standard features and updates joining the range for 2013.
Inside, the CX-9's infotainment system gets new audio, navigation and speech recognition technology. There are also new safety features, including Forward Obstruction Warning, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Control.
Power for the CX-9 will continue to be provided by the existing model's 3.7 litre V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, producing 204kW and 367Nm of torque.
Watch for more details on the 'new' CX-9 to come out of TMR's AIMS coverage next month.
The 2012 Australian International Motor Show will be held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour and will open daily at 10am from October 19 to 28.
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