Originally, the Mazda CX-7 was launched into the automotive marketplace in 2006. Unfortunately, the vehicle found itself discontinued a short three years later. The CX-5 was introduced as the virtual successor to the CX-7, although it was slightly smaller. For avid fans of the line, the hiatus has ended and, according to reports, the vehicle is making a comeback as the 2017 Mazda CX-7. The following will discuss what is currently known about the forthcoming addition to the automaker’s portfolio.
2017 Mazda CX-7 – Whole Power Unit
In regards to the power found under the hood of the new offering of the 2017 Mazda CX-7, the company has decided not to downsize. What they are offering, instead, is what has been referred to as “rightsizing”. With that being said, consumers will certainly note that the power unit options of the vehicle will present as slightly larger than that those of its forthcoming competition. The power for the base model of the line will derive from a 2.0-liter unit that will be able to achieve upwards of 200 horsepower. In addition, consumers will be able to opt for a 2.5-liter option that is able to achieve 250 horsepower. For the forthcoming model year, there will also be diesel power unit options available. Within the diesel lineup, there will be a turbo diesel 2.2-liter unit able to garner upwards of 173 horsepower. All of the listed power unit options will find themselves paired with either an automatic or manual six speed gearbox.
2017 Mazda CX-7 – Exterior and Interior Design
According to a combination of industry rumors as well as reports, the new offering of the 2017 Mazda CX-7 will present to consumers as an entirely new vehicle. Rumors indicate that the new vehicle will be outfitted with a sprinkling of different characteristics as compared to those offered by its predecessor. This new model will present as slightly larger than that of the previous model due to its current platform. The exterior is said to find itself equipped with new LED headlights, back lighting as well as fog lights. There is some conjecture floating about that states that attentional exterior modifications have been afforded to the vehicle to make it more modern and appealing to consumers.
The vehicle will be able to house enough room for a trio of seating rows. Also, within the cabin of the vehicle, consumers will note enhancements in regards to comfort, safety and technology. The interior is quite spacious and is able to comfortably accommodate up to five full-sized adults. Additional features of the cabin are as follows: star/stop technology, push button controls on the steering wheel, dual front airbags, ABS, roll stabilization features as well as a premium audio package.
2017 Mazda CX-7 – Release Date and Price
Insiders as well as experts within the automotive industry strongly contend that the 2017 Mazda CX-7 will be available for purchase towards the middle of next year. Also, they have estimated that the base pricing for the vehicle will fall somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000. The automotive giant has yet to confirm or deny this information at this time, but it is certain that as well move closer to the new year, more specified and confirmed information will surface.