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Mazda CX-7



Mazda is the latest manufacturer to launch itself onto the SUV market with the new CX#45;7. In order to try and gives itself the #145;stand#45;out#146; factor on this overcrowded and declining segment#44; Mazda has opted for a sports SUV.

Esthetique: ATHLETIC

In terms of styling#44; the CX#45;7 is more athletic than its rivals#44; but manages to remain fairly discrete. Its lines are racy#44; without being too huge.

Wide wings#44; honeycomb grille#44; 18 inch wheels#44; double chrome exhaust and clear rear lights are among a number of details that add to the CX#45;7#146;s sporty appeal.

It doesn#146;t have the MPV feel that the likes of the Rav4 or Honda CRV seems to possess. which#44; presumably is what Mazda set out to do. The CX#45;7 is unique in that respect and will stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Motorization: 260 BHP

Sport means high#45;performance engine. so the CX#45;7 gets Mazda#146;s MPS 4#45;cylinder Turbo engine. It#146;s a 260 bhp 2.3 litre unit#44; developing torque of 380Nm at 3000 rpm. Its torque curves are fairly linear#44; but amazingly efficient#44; easily powering the 1.7 tonnes of car without any real worries.

It#146;s joined to a mechanical six#45;speed gearbox#44; with no autos available. On this front at least#44; it would seem Mazda has managed to produce its #145;sports#45;SUV#146;.

On the road: UP TO THE JOB

On to its handling on the road. it seems a bit pretentious of Mazda to claim to have produced the only sports SUV on the market#44; fit it with a powerful engine and give it a sporty face. not exactly revolutionary. but to add to that an agile and efficient 4#45;wheel drive system would be quite impressive. And that is exactly what Mazda has done. The CX#45;7 is without a doubt the most effective 4×4 of its type.

Body roll is minimized#44; as is pitch. The suspension has been carefully crafted and the steering is precise. It#146;s very hard to find fault. and all in a feeling of safety and comfort.

Mazda has managed to create an SUV that is different. but at the same time#44; offer what you would expect from this type of vehicle. and interior space is clearly an important factor. And the CX#45;7#146;s cabin is spacious. The materials used are high quality and feel superb.

Offering the CX#45;7 for sale with no diesel engine is perhaps a gamble. But Mazda hopes to sell 7000 CX#45;7s in Europe between now and the end of the year. And that doesn#146;t seem an unreasonable target given everything that the CX#45;7 has going for it#33;

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