The Mazda CX 7 is a medium sized crossover SUV manufactured by Mazda, the development edition of the MX-Crossport concept vehicle.
First Generation (2006—2007)
It was developed in Hiroshima during 2006. For the first time, this car was exposed to public and press at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Production of this car formally started at the Ujina#2 factory of Mazda in Hiroshima. The car was traded between 2006 and 2007. It was the first mid-size SUV of Mazda from the Navajo, whose production was dropped in 1994.
The car was developed on the Mazda/Ford CD3 platform utilized by the larger Lincoln MKX/ Ford Edge/ Mazda CX-9 crossovers along with the Mazda6. It utilized the Mazda MPV minivan’s front suspension, and the back suspension from the Mazda5. It shared a turbocharged engine of the Mazdaspeed6. The engine deployed in this car used six-speed automatic transmission.
Mazda CX 7 Specifications
Engine & Transmission
With the help of a 2.3 L straight-4 MZR engine, the Mazda CX 7 churns out sufficient power. The same engine was used by the Mazdaspeed6 and Mazdaspeed3 connected with a six speed Aisin automatic transmission, tuned to deliver
• 258 ft-lb (350 N-m) of torque at 2500 rpm, and
• 182 kW or 244 hp of power at 5000 RPM.
The MZR 2.3L DISI turbo engine mounted in the Mazdaspeed6 and Mazdaspeed3 had been backed in the North American-Spec CX-7 to produce torque at a smaller RPM for smaller turbo.
The Mazda CX 7 was fully equipped with
• four-wheel ventilated disc brakes along with traditional anti-lock brakes,
• independent suspension,
• An option of either Mazda’s Active Torque-Split all wheel drive system or front wheel drive system.
Its estimated fuel economy was 11.5 L/100 km (20.5 mpg-US; 24.6 mpg-imps). Fuel economy varied among various tests; they were 18.0 L/100 km (13.1 mpg-US; 15.7 mpg-imps) and 10.0 L/100 km (23.5 mpg-US; 28.2 mpg-imps)
2010 Mazda CX 7
The 2010 Mazda CX 7 is updated version of its predecessor, and the new outer shell design features revised rear and front fascias, with the front incorporating the bigger 5-point grille design similar to the appearance of recently modified Mazda3/Axela, MX-5, and RX-8.
New cabins incorporated with modified gauges plus blackout meters that are featured with:
• 3.5 inch Super-Twisted Nematic (STN) monochrome,
• three-dimensional dials,
• and 4.1-inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) color Multi Information Display (MID)
• Blind Spot Monitoring System,
• Bluetooth compatibility, and
• Sophisticated instrument panel.
The current generation Mazda CX 7 was exposed at Canadian International Auto Show in 2009. At present, this car is marketed in diesel version that uses a manual transmission, and is sold only in European markets.
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