New Mazda CX-7 facelift brings efficient new diesel engine plus visual revamp |

Posted on 11-10-2009 by Andrey

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Mazda’s entry in the crossover market, the CX-7 has just received a facelift which operates not only a few visual changes, but also brings the first diesel engine to the motor range, addressing a big issue for the Japanese model.

This new 2.2-liter MZR-CD engine will be able to output 173 HP with a torque of 400 Nm available straight from the 2000 rpm mark. This new motor will not only cater to the diesel fans but also to the more eco-conscious ones, as it will average at about 7.5 liter/100 km (31.3 mpg) and output just 199 CO2 g/km, in compliance with the Euro 5 pollution norm. This doesn’t meant that the diesel will be lazy, as it can take the crossover from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a respectable 11.3 seconds, and topping out at 200 km/h (124 mph).

On the outside, the overall design line stay pretty much the same, with a redrawn front spoiler, more chromed accessories and a more pronounced grille changing the car’s “face”. The rear however, is host to a new spoiler as well as a set of new lamps, which go with the three new colors that the Japanese company is offering to clients: Aluminum Metallic, Stormy Blue Mica and Sparkling Black Mica.

Overall, the new Mazda CX-7 crossover is definitely looking pretty good. What do you think? Share your thoughts in a comment to this article.

Source: Automarket