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Mazda’s Developing A New Crossover Just For The US 26
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Mazda, Mazda CX-7, SUV on 11 26th, 2017

Mazda has an all-new crossover in the pipeline, and it’s being developed specifically for the North American market.

This according to the latest report from Automotive News, which interviewed Mazda’s CEO Masamichi Kogai on the company’s future plans.

Though details on the new model have not been revealed, we’re expecting to see a new three-row/seven-seat model to slot in between the CX-5 and CX-9. Roughly half of the company’s US lineup is currently composed of crossovers, accounting for 57 percent of its sales – a number which Kogai-san wants to increase to 60 percent.

“We have big expectations,” said Kogai. “This is our declaration that we are going to grow our business in the U.S.”

“We are actually going to introduce a totally new and different type of SUV,” he said. “R&D is coordinating with our North American operations on that right now.” It’s a similar strategy which Mazda followed to create the CX-4 for the Chinese market, or the CX-8 for the Japanese domestic market.

Set to arrive in 2021, the new model could potentially revive the CX-7 nameplate that was discontinued in 2012. Whatever it’s called, the new model is projected to take up Mazda’s entire 150,000-unit annual capacity at the plant it’s building with Toyota somewhere in the United States. Last year, Mazda sold 112,235 examples of the CX-5 crossover that currently stands as its best-selling nameplate.

The new crossover is just one step Mazda is reportedly taking to increase its current market share of 1.7 percent, trailing behind its Japanese and ahead only of Mitsubishi. It has a new lightweight platform in the works, a new design language, and several new powertrain technologies – including an EV, mild hybrid, and Skyactiv-X gasoline engine with diesel-style compression ignition.

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2007-2012 Mazda CX-7 Recalled For Suspension Corrosion, Possible Loss Of Steering 26
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Mazda, Mazda CX-7, NHTSA, Recalls, USA on 08 26th, 2016

Mazda North American Operations is recalling 190,102 units of the CX-7, produced from February 14, 2006, until May 9, 2012.
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New Mazda CX-4, CX-6 Or CX-7 Spied Undisguised 19
Posted by John Halas in Mazda, Mazda CX-7, Mazda Scoops, Scoops on 01 19th, 2016

Whether it’s called the CX-4, the CX-7 or perhaps even the CX-6, these scoops prove that Mazda is gearing up for the presentation of the production version of last year’s Koeru Concept.
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Mazda Will Go Straight For The Subaru Outback With Its Future Car Based On The Koeru 8
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Mazda, Mazda Concepts, Mazda CX-7, Reports on 12 8th, 2015

We already had a hunch that Mazda’s Koeru concept will make it – in one form or another – into production, but it never hurts to find out even more juicy details about the upcoming automobile from a Mazda official.
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Mazda Koeru Concept Spied In Production Guise! Could Become 2017 CX-7 Or CX-4 24
Posted by John Halas in Mazda, Mazda CX-7, Mazda Scoops, Scoops on 09 24th, 2015

We had a strong hunch that Mazda's Koeru Concept was pointing to a production car, but we were never expecting to see an actual prototype on the road so soon.
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