Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today revealed the eagerly awaited 2007 Mazda CX-7 crossover sport-utility vehicle (SUV) at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show. This breakthrough model will also be displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
Arriving in Mazda’s US and Canadian dealerships this spring, the Mazda CX-7 is the first of three important all-new Mazda vehicles designed and engineered specifically for the North American market.
"The North American market continues to play a pivotal role in Mazda Motor Corporation’s global future," said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. "Vehicles such as Mazda CX-7, designed and engineered specifically for the North American market, will make Mazda an important and influential force in the industry. This vehicle represents everything a Mazda SUV should be: powerful, with great styling and detailed craftsmanship and fun-to-drive. Mazda at its finest."
Mazda CX-7 is a clean break from the fleet of traditional SUVs currently offered. It is engineered with Mazda’s trademark, ‘Soul of a Sportscar’ and built entirely on Mazda-derived platform architecture.
Program manager Shunsuke Kawasaki expresses his confidence in the latest Mazda: "There is no doubt this SUV reflects Zoom-Zoom. Mazda CX-7 skillfully blends sports car verve with SUV practicality. It is a vehicle that brings together performance and design like never before and this deviation from the crossover norm is inviting to look at, entertaining to drive, and fun to use."