Although three-phase permanent magnet (PM) motors are quite common in industry, multi-phase PM motors are used in special applications where high power and redundancy are required. Multi-phase PM motors offer higher torque/power density than conventional three-phase PM motors. In this paper, a novel multi-phase consequent pole PM (CPPM) synchronous motor is proposed. The constant power-speed range of the proposed motor is quite wide as opposed to conventional PM motors. The design and the detailed finite-element analysis of the proposed nine-phase CPPM motor and performance comparison with a nine-phase surface mounted PM motor are completed to illustrate the benefits of the proposed motor.