Mazda says approximately 30% of the European Mazda CX-7 set up is differently to other global versions. These improvements for the European market include tuning to handling, ride comfort, suspension settings, steering, brakes, ABS, ESP and noise vibration from the engine, road noise and window noise.
The CX-7 was tested by the Japanese manufacturer’s European research and development centre in Oberusel, Germany.
Tweaks were also carried out on the engine testing for the CX-7’s 2.3 litre DISI turbo petrol engine, which produces 258bhp (the US version produces 244bhp) and 380 Nm of torque – the same as Mazda’s high-performance MPS engine. The engine was then mated to a specially-developed six-speed manual transmission.
UK customers can pre-order the CX-7 sports crossover from the dedicated website – www.cx-7order.co.uk.
The 256bhp turbocharged, all-wheel drive crossover SUV, priced from £23,960 (on the road), will be available in the UK as a single, highly-specified model.