The new Mazda CX-7 Sports Crossover delivers a truly unique driving experience by combining drive characteristics more attune to a sports car, with an imposing road-presence and good everyday practicality. With a powerful and refined 173ps turbo-diesel powertrain, the new Mazda CX-7 will take Mazda into a whole new sector of the UK marketplace when it goes on sale on 1st November 2009.
"In the best Mazda tradition, our new Mazda CX-7 enables us to offer a distinctive Sports Crossover that is different from the huge line-up of SUV-type vehicles currently available. With its sporty appearance, new CX-7 is more heavily orientated towards a sportscar in its styling and driving dynamics, while offering an SUV-style commanding driving position and a strong road presence that portrays Mazda's 'dare to be different' brand identity," comments Mazda UK's Sales & Marketing Director Mark Cameron.
"The Mazda CX-7's new turbo diesel engine generates maximum torque of 400Nm from only 2000rpm, with smooth power delivery and real punch from just 1,600rpm, for strong linear acceleration. Together with a five per cent stiffer bodyshell, re-tuned suspension, revised gear ratios and lower cabin noise, new CX-7 is a remarkably refined and sporty driving experience," adds Cameron.
The new Mazda CX-7 is being marketed in the UK as a single, highly specified model, priced at £25,785 (on the road), in a choice of five colours.
Inside, the new Mazda CX-7 has generous space for five occupants to travel in comfort, while the sports utility-style rear seat functionality and generous boot space (455 litres with the rear seats upright), makes this Mazda an ideal vehicle for multi-activity lifestyles.
The split rear seats can be folded 60/40 using Mazda's unique Karakuri system with a one-touch rear seat back release located in the boot trim side panel. With the back seats folded, load space becomes 774 litres.
"I am convinced that there is still plenty of life in the UK's SUV segment and with the Mazda CX-7 delivering sporty handling and a rewarding driving experience the new model sets us apart from our rivals.
"The new Mazda CX-7 is not a huge vehicle designed for the country that will be brought into town - it is a Sports Crossover with plenty of attitude, plenty of versatile ability and great dynamics that out-perform the class. It is the ultimate expression of 'Zoom-Zoom' driving excitement in a sophisticated 4-wheel drive sports crossover vehicle," concludes Cameron.
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