Mazda will launch the facelifted CX-9 crossover at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney next month.

The current CX-9 has sold over 210,000 units in 74 countries, including North America and Australia.

Changes include restyled nose and tail and updated infotainment with the latest audio, navigation and speech-recognition systems. New active-safety features have been added.

Like the current model, the update has the MZI 3.7-litre petrol V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission.