If the latest rumors are true, the carmaker is planning to bring back its mid-size crossover SUV. And it is the 2019 Mazda CX-7. So, the new CX-7 should get a new architecture and it is expected to be a version if the same platform which underpins the CX-5. As the matter of fact, the CX-7 should borrow many styling cues from the CX-5 and it should also get the same engine options.
Powertrains and performances of the 2019 Mazda CX-7
Beneath the hood of the 2019 Mazda CX-7 is expected to be placed the same engine options which are found in the Mazda CX-5. So, the CX-7 should be available with two types of engines. The one engine is going to be a 2.5-liter inline-4. This unit is able to develop 187 horsepower and the torque of 185 lb-ft in the smaller CX-5. However, we still don’t have the information about the output of this unit in the Mazda CX-7. Furthermore, there will also be a diesel engine and it is a 2.2-liter turbodiesel. This one has the output of 180 horses. On the other hand, some sources claim that the CX-7 will also use a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine. It is the same engine found in the CX-9 model and this one is able to make around 250 horsepower.
Exterior and interior design
According to the latest reports, the all-new 2019 Mazda CX-7 is going to be based on the modified version of the same platform which underpins the current Mazda CX-5. However, it is not officially confirmed, and we will have to wait for the manufacturer’s official announcement. So, if it appears to be true, it will also get a very similar design of the CX-5 in terms of exterior styling. However, it is going to larger compared to the CX-5. Furthermore, it is very likely that the CX-7 will take some styling cues based on Mazda’s Koeru concept. So, the front fascia will wear the carmaker’s recognizable design of the grille and attractive, slim headlamps. As well, on the rear end, we will notice similar taillights and sporty bumper found on the CX-5 model.
Speaking of the interior, it is also very likely that the 2019 Mazda CX-7 will get similar design as in the CX-5. The seats will be comfortable and very close to the ones in the CX-5 too. In the base model, they will be upholstered in cloth while the range-topping models will get a more quality, leather upholstery. In the center of the dashboard, it will be placed a large touchscreen with the advanced infotainment system. We can also expect many standard and optional features. The higher trim levels will get leather, larger wheels, heated and power seats, climate control, and so on. Some of the safety equipment will include lane departure warning, blind-spot monitors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and so on.
Release date and pricing of the 2019 Mazda CX-7
There is still no official information about the arrival of the new 2019 Mazda CX-7. The price is also not known but it is expected to start at around $20,000.