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by George Skentzos

Mazda Australia has confirmed the local engine line-up for its updated CX-7 crossover range, which is due to hit showrooms from November.

The new range will adopt the 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated and 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engines already used in the Mazda6, promising impressive fuel economy and spirited driving dynamics.

This wide choice of powertrains is unique to Australia as the only market where all three engine options have been made available to customers.

2009 Mazda CX-7 local line-up confirmed

New buyers will be spoiled for choice with three powertrains, three transmissions, two drivetrains and four feature-packed grades on offer.

The newly adopted front-wheel-drive CX-7 Classic uses the naturally aspirated 2.5-litre engine which produces maximum power of 120kW at 6000rpm and 205Nm at 2000rpm.

Coupled to a five-speed Activematic transmission as standard, the CX-7 classic uses an impressive 9.4 litres per 100km.

2009 Mazda CX-7 local line-up confirmed

The new CX-7 Diesel Sports with 2.2 litre turbo-diesel engine boasts maximum power of 127kW at 3,500rpm and a maximum torque of 400Nm at 2,000rpm.

Power is channelled through a six-speed manual transmission through Mazda’s proven Active Torque Split All-Wheel-Drive system, with fuel consumption dropping to just 7.6 litres per 100km.

2009 Mazda CX-7 local line-up confirmed

The powerful 2.3-litre turbo engine producing an impressive 175kW of power and 350Nm has been carried over and features in the CX-7 Classic Sports and CX-7 Luxury Sports with the Active Torque Split All-Wheel-Drive system.

All models in the CX-7 crossover range will feature updated styling and revised features details of which will be released in the near future.




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