Tuesday, October 6, 2009

In depth : 2010 Mazda CX-7 - Video included!

Mazda CX-7 Facelift

LEVERKUSEN : October 5, 2009 - Mazda CX-7 is one of the world’s first production SUVs to combine a sporty design and driving experience with SUV practicality and roominess. Since its launch in 2006, this unique sports crossover SUV has steadily gained in popularity around the world, selling about 190,000 units and winning 15 automotive awards. In Europe, it found more than 30,000 owners in the growing non-premium compact SUV segment in less than two years. Europeans are attracted to its sporty design, its fun-to-drive nature and its mix of everyday practicality, roominess and quality feel.

The new facelift model refines this package of attributes even further and is engineered to be more sophisticated, sustainable and emotionally appealing. While retaining the sporty nature of the original model, the facelift improves ride comfort and handling stability, and combines this with lower noise levels in the cabin for a more sophisticated interior environment. It is also more sustainable with the introduction of a new, clean-running diesel that delivers high power and torque, low fuel consumption and Euro Stage V compliance. The design of the facelift received updates to make it even more emotionally appealing with a new, more dynamic Mazda family face, premium exterior detailing and a higher quality feel. And updated suspension settings further refine its driving performance.

Refined exterior design that communicates a clearer premium identity
  • New larger Mazda five-point lower grille for a more dynamic and sporty face
  • Lower grille framed in stylish, silver-look detailing for a more premium look (depending on grade)
  • New front fog light bezels for a look of quality craftsmanship
  • New chrome-plated garnish along the bottom of the doors that emphases the vehicle’s sporty silhouette (depending on grade)
  • Enhanced rear bumper design with rear moulding and a larger roof spoiler (depending on grade)
  • 7 body colours available including all-new Aluminium Metallic, Stormy Blue Metallic Mica and Sparkling Black Mica
  • New 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels with sporty, three-dimensional designs (depending on grade)
Updates for enhanced quality feel and durability
  • New trim and dashboard material with higher quality feel and improved dirt resistance
  • New centre console lid/armrest with high-resilience urethane lid for comfort and durability
  • New steering wheel
  • New blackout meters with blue-ring illumination, white pointers and three-dimensional dials
  • Revised double-roof dashboard with integrated Multi-Information Display (MID) and integrated navigation system (depending on grade and market)
  • New piano black or metallic look edging (depending on grade) on the centre panel for a refined look
  • Air vents now with glaze-minimizing chrome rings
  • New front and rear door armrests with soft padding for quality and comfort
Comfort, Functionality & Equipment
  • Interior now quieter and more comfortable with less engine, road and wind noise levels
  • Multi Information Display (MID) above the centre panel for driver information, rear-view camera and navigation now on board (depending on grade and market)
  • Optional easy-to-use compact navigation system with 4.1-inch high-resolution (LCD) screen located in the MID
  • Audio system with Bluetooth® compatibility for playing music wireless from portable music players (depending on grade) using controls on the audio panel or the steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable driver seat now with 3-position seat memory
  • Front passenger seat now power-adjustable

New to CX-7: MZR-CD 2.2-litre common-rail turbo diesel with Selective Catalytic Reduction system
  • Produces maximum output of 127 kW/173 PS at 3,500 rpm and maximum torque of 400 Nm at a low 2,000 rpm
  • Uses 7.5 litres of fuel per 100 km (combined), emits 199 g/km of CO2 and is Euro Stage V compliant
  • Common-rail direct injection with 200 MPa injection pressure for high power and torque with low emissions
  • Newly developed variable geometry turbo charger combined with a highly efficient intercooler for strong, linear torque development
  • New-generation Mazda diesel particulate filter (DPF) for faster regeneration
  • New Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system with AdBlue®* additive significantly reduces NOx emissions
  • High-rigidity aluminium lower block with front chain drive cassette-type balancer shaft for low engine noise
  • DOHC valve system is chain-driven for maintenance-free operation
  • Electro-hydraulic power-assisted steering (for diesel only) that contributes to precise steering feel and low fuel consumption
High-performance MZR 2.3-litre DISI** Turbo petrol:
  • Produces maximum power of 191 kW/260 PS at 5,500 rpm and 380 Nm of maximum torque at 3,000 rpm for sports car performance
  • Piston crowns now designed with dish-shaped cavity for a better air-fuel mix and improved combustion during engine warm-up
  • Mazda exclusive under-floor catalyst employing single-nanotechnology which reduces the amount of precious metals needed
  • New body shell reinforcements achieve a 5 percent increase in torsional rigidity for a further improvement in handling stability and ride comfort
  • New weld bond reinforcements used extensively to enhance strength with minimal weight increase
  • MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems for precise driving feel in all situations
  • New dampers realise smoother suspension strokes, for improved stability and ride comfort
  • Active Torque-Split All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system still standard for all models
Facelift retains extensive safety package of original model with new technologies added for enhanced active safety
  • Rear Vehicle Monitoring system that detects cars approaching from behind or driving in the blind spot and warns the driver before he changes lanes (depending on grade)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) that automatically flashes hazard lights if the driver brakes abruptly to warn drivers of following vehicles
  • Rear-view system with camera to assist driving in reverse or parking (depending on grade and market)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Large ventilated disc brakes in front (320 mm) and rear (petrol: 302 mm, diesel: 325 mm), a 10.5-inch diameter brake booster and a long-stroke master cylinder for reliable deceleration
  • ABS, EBD, Emergency Brake Assist, DSC and TCS are standard
  • Automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers (depending on grade)
* AdBlue® is a form of aqueous urea and a registered trademark of the Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA)
** DISI = direct-injection spark ignition

Video : 2010 Mazda CX-7 (Facelift) Footage Video

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