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Mazda details 2016 CX-9’s lighting

30 May 2016

Mazda are proud that the CX-9, the only midsize three-row SUV, comes standard with LED-lighting.

The output of the new CX-9’s low-beam headlights is 900 lumens, or about double that of a halogen headlight. This results is distance illumination of an increased 10% and a 35% increase brightness. LEDs also run cooler than halogen or xenon headlights, which should lead give the lights a longer life-span.

“From a design perspective, the LED lights allowed for a slim contouring of the lamps demonstrating the appropriate stealth attitude of the front fascia,” explained director of design Julien Montousse. “The LED connecting to our light-up ‘Signature Wing’ from the grille widens into a five-poing shield – a look that clearly signifies CX-9 as taking Mazda upmarket.”

“People could drive any ordinary crossover for years and never fall in love with it,” added Montousse. “With CX-9, we wanted to create more than just a family vehicle; we wanted to create an experience. Every time you get behind the wheel, from the Nappa leather and rosewood details to the white glow of its lighting, we wanted to make drivers and passengers feel special. I believe we succeeded.”