Mazda is making an all-new plant in the United States. The plans will be co-developed with Toyota, thought this is pretty much everything we know about it. Okay, we also know that the Japanese car manufacturer plans to build an all-new SUV there. The name Mazda’s second high-riding vehicle is unknown at the moment, but we think that they are bringing back an old nameplate. Yes, the manufacturer will most likely introduce the 2021 Mazda CX-7 before the end of 2020.
The vehicle is absent since 2012 and this seems to be the perfect moment for the comeback because crossovers are selling right now like hot cookies.
Anyway, the upcoming vehicle will likely share its architecture with the all-new CX-8 model which is specially made for Japan. Still, this is going to be everything the 2021 CX-7 is going to share with it. In contrast to the CX-8 which is pretty much the same size as the CX-9, the next-gen CX-7 will be a bit smaller model. More precisely, we are talking about the regular mid-size footprint. The size is not going to be as important as carmaker’s idea for the exterior design. According to the latest rumors, the 2021 Mazda CX-7 will mirror the CX-4. This coupe-like crossover is exclusively made for China, but it’s probably the best-looking Mazda available worldwide, so it would be a real shame not to offer something similar in North America. Of course, these two will be essentially different because of their sizes, but the idea is pretty much the same.
Under the hood, the 2021 Mazda CX-7 will stick to gasoline engines only. Okay, there is a slight chance of seeing a hybrid powertrain, but don’t you expect any kind of diesel under the hood. No matter how good Mazda’s 2.2-liter diesel unit is the U.S. buyers won’t be interested. Instead, the mid-size crossover will probably rely on a 2.5-liter turbo that burns tires with 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The unit will power front wheels, though all-wheel drive will be optional.