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Facelifted model will appear at Frankfurt

Mazda has launched a facelifted CX-7 at the Frankfurt motor show.

The new model ditches the fast but thirsty 2.3-litre petrol engine in favour of a more frugal 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine. The Euro 5-compliant unit helps improve the CX-7’s CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, although Mazda hasn’t released any official figures.

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Styling changes include the addition of the Mazda’s new 'family face', seen on the Mazda 6 and Mazda 3, with a redesigned bumper, front grille and lights. The front grille, foglights and side skirts all get chrome piping.

The crossover SUV will be the first European Mazda to get the Japanese firm’s Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, which cuts NOx emissions by 40 per cent.

The car will be launched alongside a facelifted RX-8 for the German market and the Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept at Frankfurt.

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justi 5 September 2009

Re: New Mazda CX-7 launched

Pricing is all. 170bhp and 0-60 in 11.5 means it will have to be waaaaay less than X1 @ £24k or so. I don't think it will be....shame.....

aceman 12 August 2009

Re: New Mazda CX-7 launched

I think this car is quite good. The Mazda does look the part. It does seem that it will sell quite easily too. I would like to find a little more about the car though.

TegTypeR 12 August 2009

Re: New Mazda CX-7 launched

This car has been gagging for a diesel engine since its launch. It deserves to do well now, because as an all rounder, this is a very likable car.