Said to be more than just a slight superficial update, the flagship sedan model will be receiving its third facelift since its debut in 2012.
According to Carscoops, the car will adopt a new Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre petrol engine that is equipped with a cylinder-deactivation system for better fuel efficiency.
It will also gain a new turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T petrol unit that is present in the CX-9. Whether that engine will make it as an option for our market remains to be seen. The 2.5-litre turbo four makes around 230bhp and 420Nm of torque in the large seven-seater SUV.
Elsewhere, the car is expected to get the latest i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies which includes a radar cruise control that can bring the car to a standing stop and take off again and the latest 360-degree view monitor.