This one-of-a-kind sports crossover blurs the boundaries between SUV and sports car. On the outside the sleek, sporty design flows all the way from the raked front windshield to the rounded tail lights. The new look Mazda CX-7 makes its debut at Frankfurt Motor Show and will be offered with a new 2.2 litre turbodiesel when it goes on sale in October.
The lightweight all-aluminium 2.3-litre direct injection, turbocharged engine is the same as those found in Mazda's high performance vehicles. As a result, this sports crossover goes from 0-60mph in under eight seconds and delivers a level of controlled power that's ideal for urban driving. The revised Mazda CX-7 is also the first Japanese passenger car to have a diesel engine fitted with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, which cuts emissions of nitrous oxide (NOx) by 40 per cent. Thanks to the compact design of the SCR system, the Mazda CX-7 Diesel offers an identical 455 litres of luggage space as the current model.
Open the doors and you'll find enough interior space to rival any SUV and flexible seating allows up to five passengers to travel in comfort. The Mazda CX-7 has the high driving position and superior visibility of an SUV, while its car-like agility means it's perfectly at home in the city.