Despite it makes amazing cars, Mazda still struggles to improve sales numbers. Therefore, the company prepares a couple of new models for the near future. Of course, the focus is on crossovers, considering today’s situation on the market. If you look at Mazda’s lineup, you can clearly see that something is missing. Of course, we are talking about the CX-7 nameplate, which has been out of use for several years. Allegedly, the company plans to bring back this model. Naturally, its position in the lineup would be between the CX-5 and CX-9 models and the new model could easily come already in the next year, as the 2020 Mazda CX-7.
That would definitely be a big comeback, as the new model would be available in North America and other markets of the world. However, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials, so all the following paragraphs are based on rumors. Therefore, take them with a dose of the reserve.
2020 Mazda CX-7 Redesign
The 2020 Mazda CX-7 would definitely be a big comeback, as we didn’t see this crossover in production for several years. The original model ended its production in 2012, way before the new KODO and SkyActive era, so this comeback would definitely bring a whole bunch of novelties. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the size. Mazda currently has both compact and mid-size crossovers in the lineup. The place that used to belong to this crossover now belongs to the CX-9.
Therefore, the new 2020 Mazda CX-7 is expected to be a little bit smaller. However, it should still feature three rows of seats. Some reports even suggest this model could be very similar to the CX-8. If you’re not familiar with this nameplate, it is a model that is sold in the domestic market.
Of course, another important thing about the 2020 Mazda CX-7 is styling. Of course, we expect that the new model will come with completely new aesthetics, based on the company’s latest iteration of Mazda’s beautiful KODO design language.
We expect most similarities with the CX-5, though the company may present some new details as well, including novelties that came with the new Mazda 3. In any case, count on a stylish look, full of clean lines and shapes, something that isn’t a very common thing in today’s automotive industry.
The 2020 Mazda CX-7 would come with new interior design as well. We have no doubt that the company would stick to its proven philosophy, which insists on simplicity and a lot of style. Mazda is well-known for its great interior quality, which is pretty close to what we can find in premium cars. Therefore, the 2020 Mazda CX-7 should go in the same way. Although smaller than the CX-9, the new model should also feature standard three rows of seating, just with a little bit tighter rear seats and cargo area.
Another thing we expect to see a full load of the latest tech goodies. Of course, this would include things like a new infotainment system, all kinds of connectivity features and similar things. Also, we count on a full load of safety features. All models should come standard with things like automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, driver attention and drowsiness monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and more.
2020 Mazda CX-7 Engines
We count on several engines in the offer for this crossover. Most likely, base models will come with a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which delivers 186 horsepower. The same engine is available in a version with turbocharged. This one delivers 227 horsepower on regular and full 250 horsepower on premium fuel. Also, we count on new SkyActive X engines in the offer. We could see diesel versions on specific markets as well.
2020 Mazda CX-7 Release Date and Price
While some reports suggest that the 2020 Mazda CX-7 could come already in the next year, we have to say that this model is still just a speculation. We are still waiting to hear something from the officials. When it comes to the eventual price, we presume that base models would probably go slightly under 30.000 dollars.