We have another good news for all of you.After several years of waiting, the Mazda CX-7 has finally reached Malaysian shores.Last weekend, Mazda has officially launched the CX-7 for the Malaysian market.The CX-7 is currently on display at 1-Utama’s new wing, Petaling Jaya over the weekend together with the rest of the Mazda range in a specially organized roadshow by Bermaz.The front-wheel driven CX-7 can be yours with the price of RM254,692.20 (OTR with Insurance, Peninsula), while the AWD variant goes for RM264,960.00. Considering the price tag, Bermaz is under no illusions that this is a volume seller, insisting that it’s a premium niche product.
The new CX-7 is powered by the newly revised MZR engine which is a 2.3-litre inline four-cylinder Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) Turbo engine. The turbocharged engine provides great low to mid-range torque, outstanding engine response and excellent low emission performance. The MZR 2.3 turbo engine has also been fitted to the highly successful Mazdaspeed6 and the latest Mazdaspeed3.Tuned for a crossover, this engine can produce a maximum power output of 234hp @ 5,000rpm and a maximum torque of 350Nm @ 2,500rpm.The CX-7 propels to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds.According to quoted specs, Mazda’s engineers have tuned the CX-7 to run on a minimum fuel rating of RON 95.
The new CX-7 is equipped with the six-speed Activematic; the gearlever positioned closed to the hand position for quick gearchanges for spirited driving. Equipped in either the 2WD or 4WD configuration, customers get to choose whether they need a Metropolitan Crossover or an Offroad capable All-Wheel Drive vehicle. The latter, able to distribute power to the wheels from 50 : 50 ratio up too 100% to the front wheels, depending on the situation provides even more control on undulating roads and imperfect surfaces.
With the new CX-7, Mazda gives drivers peace of mind through even higher levels of passive and active safety. Passive safety is realized by technologies such as a high-rigidity body structure based on the Mazda Advanced Impact-energy Distribution and Absorption System, which utilize Ultra High Tensile Steel technology to absorb and divert collision impact while retaining cabin integrity.
The CX-7 is fully laden with Active Safety systems such as the anti-skid Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control system (TCS), 4 Channel ABS with EBD and BA. Any detection of abnormal wheel spin in any tyre will result in the active safety systems correcting the situation within microseconds, ensuring the safety of its passengers at any speed.
Standard appointments include a 9-speaker Bose stereo system, 6 disc CD changer with MP3 capability, Xenon lamps, front fog lights, electric sunroof, 6-way electric driver’s seat adjustment, 6 airbags, 18 inch wheels and dual exhaust tailpipes.