HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has launched freshened versions of its CX-7 crossover SUV in the Japanese market. Combining the performance of a sports car with the practicality of an SUV, the facelifted CX-7 goes on sale today at all Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealerships nationwide.
When the Mazda CX-7 commenced sales in Japan in December 2006, it offered bold and flowing styling together with impressive driving performance provided by the MZR 2.3L Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) Turbo engine.
The newly facelifted CX-7’s design has been enhanced and refined. The front fascia features a fresh five-point lower grille. Chrome garnish added throughout the interior increases the overall impression of dynamism and quality.
Extensive improvements to the engine, transmission, body and chassis have boosted the CX-7’s acceleration and handling. In addition to the upgraded sporty driving characteristics, the facelifted CX-7 offers two percent better fuel economy compared to the previous model due to improved engine combustion efficiency. Mazda’s engineers also increased body rigidity and reduced engine, road and wind noise, resulting in an improved ride feel and a quieter cabin.
The facelifted CX-7 comes with new eco-friendly features which include a fuel consumption gauge and an “eco-lamp” that encourage economical driving. Newly added advanced safety equipment, such as Mazda’s Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) system and Emergency Signal System (ESS), augments safety for the vehicle’s occupants.
Two model grades are available: the base model CX-7 and the premium CX-7 Cruising Package. Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (including sales tax) range from 2,950,000 to 3,580,000 yen.
Main features of the freshened Mazda CX-7
2. Equipment and functionality: comfort and quality
3. Performance: Extensive improvements for refined driving performance
4. Eco-friendly and safety features: technology to encourage economical driving and augment safety
Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices of the freshened Mazda CX-7