There are some interesting rumors that circulate on the internet. According to those reports, Mazda plans to bring back its crossover CX-7. This mid-size crossover was introduced 2006. And it was produced until 2012, when it was discontinued and succeeded by a little bit smaller CX-5. Now company plans a big comeback of this model, which should come as 2016 Mazda CX-7. New model will come completely new, featuring company’s latest technology achievements. However, all these reports are nothing more than rumor, so you should take it with big reserve.
2016 Mazda CX-7 specs
After three years of brake, this model will come back as 2016 Mazda CX-7. It will come completely redesigned. Compared to original model, it will come with some different characteristics. Original model, although had decent sales results, was somewhere between mid and compact crossover and it wasn’t fully competitive in any class, especially when new CX-5. That was pretty much the main reason for model’s discontinuation. It is expected that company will correct those mistakes. The 2016 Mazda CX-7 will come completely new. It will stand between CX-5 and CX-9.
When it is about crossover’s design, it will completely feature company’s latest technologies. It will be adapted to Mazda’s new “KODO – Soul of Motion” design language. Most of the design solutions will be borrowed from both CX-5 and CX-9 models. But some unique characteristics are also expected. The 2016 CX-7 will be available in two configurations. Configuration with five and seven seats. New model will also feature company’s latest SkuActive technology.
2016 Mazda CX-7 engine
When it is about engines, we will see new, but already recognizable SkyActive engines. Both in petrol and diesel configurations. Although exact units are unknown, we expect that engines will be borrowed from smaller CX-5. There will be two petrol units. The first one is 2.0 engine with 155 horsepower, while the other, bigger one is 2.5 liter, also I-4 engine with 184 hp. The 2016 Mazda CX-7 should be also available in diesel variant. It is a 2.2 liter turbodiesel which is good for 173 horses and 310 pound-feet of torque. All engines will be paired with either 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual.
2016 Mazda CX-7 release date
The 2016 Mazda CX-7 is expected to come early next year. Price is unknown. It should go around 45.000-50.000 dollars for base model, according to rumors. Once again, we will mentions that all of these details are nothing more than a rumor, so you should take them with big reserve.