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Mazda CX-7 to be discontinued in the United States this year

The Mazda CX-7 crossover will be discontinued for the U.S. market, the automaker confirmed during a recent press event. However, it will still be available in other countries. Sales of the CX-7 through February only averaged around 2,600 units each month. Mazda revealed that at the end of February, there were only 6,100 units of combined inventory and port stock available.

However, there had been no further dealer deliveries scheduled. It’s estimated that at this rate, dealers would run out of the CX-7 in May. In a recent interview, Robert Davis, Mazda's U.S. operations boss, said that the there’s no sound business case to support the CX-7 in passing the next set of U.S. emissions and safety certification obstacles.

Mazda hoped to pave the way for the new CX-5 and didn’t want its showrooms to be crowded with too many crossovers. The CX-5 has less overall length, wheelbase and width than the CX-7, but it still has a bigger interior. The CX-5 will be competing more directly with the major players in the compact crossover segment such as the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4.

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2010 Mazda CX-7 Facelift goes on sale in Japan

Mazda has unleashed the facelifted version of the CX-7 crossover in the Japanese market. This version features a fresh five-point lower grille and chrome garnish added throughout the interior. Performance has also been improved due to engine upgrades, and revisions to its transmission, body, and chassis.

For a sportier look, Mazda put in exterior styling features including redesigned front and rear bumpers and 18-inch aluminum wheels, which improve the SUV's dynamic.

For enhanced safety, additional features include Mazda's Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) system and Emergency Signal System (ESS).

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2010 Mazda CX-7 makes its debut in the U.K.

The debut for Mazda's upgraded CX-7 crossover is scheduled next month and will be priced from 25,785 British pounds ($40,700). Initially, the car will be offered with a single engine configuration, a 2.2-liter diesel that releases 171 bhp.

Exterior enhancements include a redesigned front with new grille and chrome details, 19-inch alloy wheels and a new rear spoiler.

Standard interior equipment includes leather seats, cruise control, power windows, a Bose audio system and automatic air conditioning.

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2010 Mazda CX-7 unveiled in Chicago

The Mazda CX-7 for the 2010 model year will receive both exterior and interior upgrades to compensate for a skew of engineering improvements done on it. The first of these upgrades can be found in the powerplant itself.

CX-7 will come with the brand new naturally ventilated DOHC 16-valve 2.5-liter MZR 4-cylinder that attains 161hp at 6000rpm with maximum torque of 161lb-ft at 3500rpm. It comes with FWD paired to a 5-speed auto. Included in the top engine choice is the MZR 2.3-liter DISI Turgo (direct injection DOHC 16-valve, 4-cylinder) powerplant.

Yield stays the same at 244hp attained at 5000rpm with 258lb-ft of torque reached at 2,500rpm. Other improvements on the 2010 CX-7 includes body rigidity, reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels including reduction in wind noise.

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There will be three new vehicles that Mazda North America will be revealing at the 2009 New York International Auto Show which will consist of the widely modified 2010 CX-9 and CX-7 crossover SUVs and the much awaited high-performing 5-door compact Mazda Speed3. The Mazda booth will provide a press conference where the top official of the carmaker will address the press.

The multi award-winning CX-9 is a seven-seat, three-row crossover SUV with special driving dynamics that is unparalleled in its category. The CX-9 for the MY 2010 will get an exterior and interior revision, more options and toughened up safety elements, while at the same time enhancing its Zoom-Zoom driving traits.

Building on the reputation of the preceding model, the 2010 Mazda Speed3 remains as one of the world's fastest front-wheel drive car. It combines five-door practicality with a more aggressive and exciting performance to meet the requirements of fans with dynamic lifestyles.

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