Mazda has added a new CX-7 front wheel drive variant to its model ine-up, the GSX
Mazda says that with a 2.5-litre engine, the new model will deliver the fuel economy of a smaller vehicle while retaining the driving performance of the CX-7.
The new CX-7 model will sit alongside the 2.3-litre DISI All-Wheel Drive Limited model.
Andrew Clearwater, Managing Director, Mazda New Zealand says while the first CX-7 model was introduced to New Zealand in 2006 and has proven to be a popular choice, the new model will expand Mazda’s presence in the SUV category and engage new vehicle buyers.
“We are anticipating the CX-7 GSX will do very well. We recognise the diverse needs of Kiwi motorists and believe this car is the perfect compromise for those wanting the feel of a sports car and the versatility that is associated with an SUV,” says Clearwater.
The CX-7 GSX features the same engine as in the Mazda6. The engine delivers maximum power of 120kW @ 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 205Nm @ 2,000rpm via a five-Stage Activematic transmission and front-wheel drive drive-train.
The vehicle runs on 91 regular unleaded petrol and returns a combined average fuel economy of a Mazda6 GSX wagon at 9.4L/100km.
The 2.5L CX-7 adopts the aggressive five-point grille seen on the Mazda3 and the current CX-7. Exterior mirrors feature side indicator markers and 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/70 R17 Bridgestone tyres.
Inside, the CX-7 features high-quality black surface finishing across console areas while the seats and side door also feature a premium black cloth trim.
In-car entertainment includes a four-speaker CD autochanger and auxiliary (AUX) audio point for connecting portable MP3 players. The car also has a 4.1 inch Multi Information Display incorporating colour reversing camera display together with audio and maintenance information including fuel calculators and safety alerts.
As well as large disc brakes, 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA); the new CX-7 features Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control as well as front, side and curtain airbags. Rear visibility is also enhanced with the addition of a reversing camera and in-dash colour display.
The CX-7 2.5L GSX will be available in a choice of six exterior colours – Stormy Blue Mica, Sparkling Black Mica, Aluminium Metallic, Copper Red Mica, Crystal White Pearl and Galaxy Grey Mica.
The Mazda CX-7 Range:
$38,995, CX-7 2.5L 2WD GSX Crossover
$47,595, CX-7 2.3L Limited Crossover
See used Mazda CX-7 for sale.