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2008 CX-7
2008 Mazda CX-7: A High Styled Crossover SUV with the Soul of a Sportscar
-- Sporty styling and turbo-charged engine sets the CX-7 apart from traditional SUVs --

(Richmond Hill, ON): With its blend of sports car verve and SUV

practicality, the 2008 Mazda CX-7 is a true “crossover” vehicle. As the

sportiest member of Mazda’s family of SUVs, the Mazda CX-7 crossover

utility vehicle breaks the traditional utility vehicle mold with its sporty

styling and turbo-charged engine.

Built entirely on Mazda-derived platform architecture, the CX-7

has comfortable seating for five occupants and plenty of cargo

space. The rear seat not only carries three passengers in comfort, it

also splits and folds 60:40 to increase cargo capacity and versatility. At

1,758 mm, the CX-7 has a cargo floor that is significantly longer than

competitive models. Even with the rear seats in use, the cargo length is

an impressive 1,013 mm.

Two drivelines are offered on the 2008 CX-7: Front-Wheel Drive or

Mazda’s Active Torque-Split All-Wheel Drive. The latter system uses a

computer-controlled coupling integrated with the rear differential to

deliver up to half the available torque to the rear wheels on demand.

The 2008 CX-7 is offered in two trim grades: GS and GT. Both trim

grades are powered by a 2.3-liter four-cylinder MZR DISI (Direct

Injection Spark Ignition) turbo engine that produces an enthusiastic 244

horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258-lb. ft of torque @ 2,500 rpm. A sixspeed

Sport

mode automatic transmission provides full manual control.

All-wheel-drive and power moonroof are the only options available on

the GS model.

The GT edition adds leather trimmed seating, 8-way power

adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a retractable cargo cover,

Xenon (HID) headlamps, fog lamps, body-colour mirrors, chrome door

handles, automatic interior climate control, power moonroof with onetouch

open and close feature, and electroluminescent gauges with

indirect blue lighting.

In addition, GT trim grade buyers may choose a “Luxury

Package” option package that includes a Bose® premium sound

system package that includes nine speakers, approximately 240 watts

of amplification, a six-disc CD changer, AudioPilot® noise

compensation technology system, and Centerpoint® surround-sound

system that offers five-channel digital imaging to create a true

premium audio entertainment. Another convenient feature

incorporated in the optional “Luxury” package is the Mazda

Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System. To further support driving

pleasure and convenience, a touch-screen DVD-based navigation

system with MP3 capability, voice commands, and a rear-view

camera system is available as an option.

Among the many standard features on the 2008 CX-7 is a 3-year

roadside assistance program. Customers can feel secure knowing that

wherever they travel throughout North America should the need arise

they can obtain towing, winching, battery boosting, emergency fuel

delivery, and tire changing services. They will even get help if locked

out of the vehicle. Travel planning services and emergency travel

expense reimbursement are included in the roadside assistance

program.

The 2008 CX-7 is covered by a 3-year or 80,000 km vehicle

warranty that covers every part of the vehicle except those subject to

normal wear.

Additional warranties cover powertrain and safety restraint

components for a period of 5 years or 100,000 km, body sheet metal

perforation for 5 years unlimited kilometres and selected emission

control components for 8 years or 128,000 km.

Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing,

customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada.

Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a

nationwide network of 160 dealerships. For additional information visit

Mazda Canada’s media website at

www.media.mazda.ca

Some of the highlights of the standard features on the GS model

are 18” aluminum wheels, AM/FM/CD player with 4 speakers, steeringwheel

mounted audio controls, manual air conditioning, power

windows, power door locks, power heated exterior mirrors, retractable

key, and cruise control. Also standard on all CX-7s is an Anti-lock Brake

System (ABS) with four wheel disc brakes and Electronic Brake Force

Distribution (EBFD), Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), and a

Traction Control System (TCS). Six air bags (frontal and side for front

occupants, side curtain for all outboard occupants) are also standard.

For further information: Gregory Young, Director, Corporate Public Relations, (905) 787-7094; gyoung@mazda.ca

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