This summer, Mazda announced the end of production of the CX-7 in Japan. Replaced in many countries by the CX-5, the first SUV developed by Mazda has not said its last word. It will continue to live in China, the country where cars refuse to die.
Mazda is present in China with two different partners: Changan (again with Ford for the time being), and FAW. The later already product two generations of Mazda6 as well as the Mazda8 MPV. It is therefore logical that FAW will also inherit the CX-7 production whose production will restart at the beginning of the year.
It will be available in China alongside the CX-5, as well as the CX-9. Two models which are now imported, and therefore more expensive and sold in a separate network. The marketing of the CX-7 product in China should take place in mid-2013, with in entry-level one 4-cylinder 2.5 L atmospheric of 120 kW/160 hp and the upscale 2.3-liter Turbo with 175 kW/235 hp.