The head of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders has hinted that the CX-7 model designation may be about to be revived. The new CX-7 will be more spacious and get an optional third row of seats, the model should fit between the CX-5 SUV and the CX-9, it’s expected to hit the showrooms sometime in 2017.
2017 Mazda CX-7 release date
Our sources say that the new 2017 Mazda CX-7 should be released in the early part of 2017.
Release date: early 2017
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2017 Mazda CX-7 restart
The Japanese car maker will ‘restart’ the production of the CX-7 after the early production finish of the CX-3. The last CX-7’s were produced in the Hiroshima facility back in August 2012.
2017 Mazda CX-7 price
Prices for the redesigned SUV will be between $21,000 and $27,000, although we expect to see them selling for approximately $25,000.
2017 Mazda CX-7 redesign
Not so much of a redesign; the only carry over from the old production model is the name, everything else is brand new. The CX-7 isn’t going to a sports crossover, but a practical, mid-size SUV with an optional third-row of seats, something akin to the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail. The new CX-7 should sit right between the compact CX-5 and the larger CX-9.
2017 Mazda CX-7 specs
We don’t know anything about the technical specifications as yet, but we believe that the new CX-7 will be built upon the Skyactiv chassis and will have the independent suspension as fitted to the CX-9.
It is thought that it will be fitted with an all-wheel drive system and an electronically controlled drive system.
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2017 Mazda CX-7 engines
Naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines, a turbo diesel and 6-speed auto transmission are expected to be fitted, although because the new model is so far away, the engine specifications could change.
As part of Mazda’s ‘Pro-American’ philosophy, it’s possible that the turbodiesel may not make an appearance, but instead there will be a V6 gas engine.
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2017 Mazda CX-7 pictures
|2017 Mazda CX-7|
|Engine type||DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection|
|Power/torque||161 hp; 161 lb-ft|
|Transmission||5-speed shiftable automatic|
|Cargo volume||29.9-58.6 cu.ft|
|PRICE RANGE: $25,000-$35,000 (est)|
|Competitors: Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson|