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Mazda’s All-New CX-9: Meticulously Crafted for Drivers

On Wednesday, July 27, members of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association had the pleasure of experiencing the All-New Mazda CX-9 at Babette’s Café.

Mazda North American Operations’ Manager of Public Affairs, Tamara Mlynarczyk, introduced the group to Tetsu Nakazawa, the vehicle line manager for the CX-9.  He explained the following:

Mazda’s KODO: “Soul of Motion” design philosophy gives the CX-9 a look of composure and prestige—even at a standstill. A muscular stance, elongated hood and tapered roofline express an athletic elegance. The overall effect is one of purity, simplicity and beauty—an extraordinary achievement in a three-row SUV.

Mazda believes every detail makes driving better. They used premium materials to craft the Signature Trim of the all-new CX-9. From Nappa leather, to sculpted aluminum, to the same genuine Rosewood used in some of the world’s finest musical instruments, this vehicle produces a multi-sensory driving experience of sophistication and indulgence.

To elevate your driving experience, Mazda subdued unwelcome sounds, diminished the noise of engine vibrations and added 53 pounds of sound-deadening material. Sound-insulating glass, narrowed gaps, and more seal insulation further reduce wind noise. All this makes the CX-9 remarkably quiet, ensuring your time behind the wheel is less distracting and more relaxing.

A focus on pure driving enjoyment sets the CX-9 apart in its class. Every aspect of this three-row SUV, from its body construction and engine technology to its chassis and transmission, is engineered with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY to maximize driving dynamics while achieving outstanding highway MPG.


Mazda North American Operations’ Tetsu Nakazawa, the vehicle line manager for the CX-9 with Manager of Public Affairs, Tamara Mlynarczyk at Babette's Cafe.

Mazda North American Operations’ Tetsu Nakazawa, the vehicle line manager for the CX-9 with Manager of Public Affairs, Tamara Mlynarczyk at Babette’s Cafe.


The All-New Mazda CX-9.

The All-New Mazda CX-9.


The All-New Mazda CX-9.

The rear of the All-New Mazda CX-9.


The All-New Mazda CX-9.

The grill and lights of All-New Mazda CX-9.


The interior of All-New Mazda CX-9.

The interior of All-New Mazda CX-9.

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 at Babette’s Cafe

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The 2016 Mazda CX-3 on display at Babette’s Cafe.


Babette’s Café set the scene for the October 28th Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association luncheon sponsored by Mazda.  Tamara Mlynarczyk and Dan Calhoun introduced us to the 2016 Mazda CX-3.  What a sweet ride … the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is the fifth vehicle introduced to the U.S. with KODO—Soul of Motion design, encasing Mazda’s signature SKYACTIV Technology. The new CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV was developed to “Create the standard for the next era.” It’s a vehicle designed to meet the needs of a new generation of car buyers, supporting creative, adventurous lifestyles wherever – from the urban sprawl to the weekend getaway.


Key Features:

All trim levels will come with a standard

SKYACTIV-G 2.0L engine, paired exclusively

with a six-speed automatic transmission

– Standard push-button starter

– Standard keyless entry

– Manual-shift Sport mode

– Available i-ACTIV AWD on all trim levels

– Available power glass moonroof heated seats

and cargo cover

– One-, two- or three-tone premium cloth,

leatherette or leather interior seating surfaces

– Optional 18-inch aluminum wheels

– 60/40 fold down rear seats

– Active Driving Display

– New Ceramic Metallic body color


Technology Highlights:

– Standard MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment

System with seven-inch full-color touchscreen

display and voice command

– Aha™, Pandora® and Sticher™ internet radio

– Available BOSE audio system, SiriusXM

satellite radio and HD radio

– Multi-function commander control


Safety and Security Highlights:

– Rear Camera (standard)


– Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC)

– Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)

– Smart Brake Support (SBS)

– Lane Departure Warning

– Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

– Blind Spot Monitoring with Cross-Traffic Alert

– High Beam Control

– Adaptive Front Lighting System


Barbara Pomerance with Mazda CX-3.

Barbara Pomerance of Pomerance & Associates with Mazda CX-3.

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A view of the stylish interior and perfectly-placed display.

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Sleek alloy wheels.


Tamara Mlynarczyk happily greets GAAMA members.

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Jim Tucker introduces Dan Calhoun.


Babette’s Cafe prepared a feast.

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Tamara Mlynarczyk thanks GAAMA members for attending.

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Dan Caloun explains the Mazda CX-3’s technology to a captivated full house.

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Since all good things must come to an end, we bid adieu to the Mazda CX-3 and Babette’s Cafe.


Special thanks to Tamara Mlynarczyk, Dan Calhoun and Mazda for a a delious meal and stellar presentation.