The Japanese company has big ambitions. Mazda is still a small player compared to the competition. But, with increased sales, the lineup is growing. It didn’t take too long since the CX-7 was discontinued and the SUV is already coming back. The vehicle will take the position between CX-5 and CX-9 but as a hybrid model. The 2023 Mazda CX-7 is coming late next year with a price tag of around $30,000.
Besides the CX-7, there will be a few more new vehicles from this carmaker. The Mazda 6 sedan and CX-3 subcompact crossover are old and already gone from the US market. The CX-30 is a replacement for the small SUV. Also, the company filed for registration of the CX-50, which will be in production soon.
What We Know So Far About 2023 Mazda CX-7?
It was just a matter of time when the nameplate is going to be back. Motortrend reports the development is ongoing and that the crossover SUV is getting a hybrid engine. This is a missing part of Mazda’s lineup. Fans of smaller CX-5 and larger CX-9 will also see their favorites with similar technologies. Further details are unavailable, so we don’t know precisely what kind of configuration is going to be used. Mazda is preparing a new powertrain for overseas vehicles. A diesel unit is not coming to the US. But, buyers in North America might see a new petrol engine in the foreseeable future.
The main source of power will probably remain a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The Skyactiv technology will reach new levels to become more suitable for the upcoming 2023 Mazda CX-7 Hybrid. However, we don’t know if the naturally-aspirated or a turbocharged engine will be under the hood. Still, the outputs should be between 200 and 300 horsepower. More important, the gas mileage is going to be the highlight. Again, that depends on the type of the engine and the size of the vehicle. The CX-7 will probably be a mid-size SUV and from a 2.5-liter mill, we can expect more than 30 mpg, in a combo with a hybrid boost.
Competition, Price, Release Date
Hybrid and electric cars are the future of the automotive industry. Many big carmakers are already producing such vehicles, although buyers are opting more for conventional units. But, in the foreseeable future, most manufacturers will turn to greener sources of power.
Since there are no official announcements and details about the 2023 Mazda CX-7, most experts guess that the SUV will be positioned between the CX-5 and CX-9. The size determines the class, but it is likely that the CX-7 is going to be a small SUV. Those are the most popular models and hybrid versions are already returning improved gas mileages. In this case, the new crossover is definitely aiming at 40+ mpg range.
Mazda plans the launching for 2022. In the last quarter, the new CX-7 will become official. Prototypes should be there earlier, and we will have the first impressions when test mules hit the road. It is believed that the price of the upcoming SUV is starting around $30,000.