Mazda has refreshed its sports crossover CX-7 for the new year, with some visual tweaked, refined engines and upgraded safety and luxury equipments. Mazda says that the CX-7 offers styling of a sports car and commanding while offering an SUV-style commanding driving position. But the reason they want it to be sport is that they don’t want it to mess the market of its unnecessarily bigger brother the CX-9!
The 2010 CX-7 is offered with a refined version of Mazda’s 2.2 liter MZR common-rail diesel engine with 173 hp and 400 nm of torque. This engine is coupled to a six-speed manual transmission and returns 37.7mpg while CO2 emissions are 199g/km.
But the better hotter choice would be the turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit with 260 hp, which comes directly from one of the hottest hatchbacks on the market, the Mazda3 MPS. The CX-7 features Active Torque 4-wheel drive system and fully independent suspension which is adapted for the European roads. The car is also available as a RWD.
The new CX-7 is also upgraded visually inside and out. You will find many new chrome parts all over the car, plus new 19-inch rims and bi-xenon headlights, and new toys and gadgets all over the cabin! leather seats, climate control air-conditioning, cruise control, electric front and rear windows, electric driver’s and front passenger’s heated seats, a bespoke BOSE® premium surround sound audio system with 6-CD autochanger and nine speakers, plus integrated satellite navigation and Bluetooth are some of the standard features of the premium model which will go on sale in the UK.
The 2010 Mazda CX-7 will go on sale in the UK from November 1 as a single model with premium trim level priced at £25,785.