Mazda MX-5 Superlight. Click image to enlarge
Mazda CX-7. Click image to enlarge
Frankfurt, Germany – Mazda has revealed the MX-5 Superlight show car at the Frankfurt Motor Show, along with a facelifted CX-7 now available with a 2.2-litre turbodiesel that is the first Japanese passenger car with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system.
Created by Mazda’s European design team, the MX-5 Superlight is based on the third-generation production roadster, with 1.8-litre gasoline engine, sporty chassis settings, and radical exterior design requiring no windshield.
The restyled CX-7 features an enhanced design and new technologies, including the next-generation MZR-CD 2.2-litre turbodiesel common-rail engine, which joins the 2.3-litre DISI turbocharged gasoline engine carried over from the current model. The CX-7 adds a new compact navigation system with high-resolution screen, new rearview monitoring system, and an emergency stop signal for more active safety. Chassis updates include a stiffer body shell and new dampers, and Mazda’s active torque-split all-wheel drive.