Mazda today announced details on its upcoming SUV, the CX-7.

The stylish crossover (concept displayed) will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 244 horsepower and 258 pounds/feet of torque at 2500 rpm. Transmission is a six-speed and the CX-7 will be available as either as front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Cargo space is nearly thirty cubic feet with five passengers but can quickly double with the split rear seating. Mazda states the the driver-side instrument panel is a unique 'double-roof' structure. Unfortunately, there are no released pictures of this development (though some of us are seeing the new Civic's panel dancing in our heads. Must be the sugar plums).

The CX-7, once known as the MX-Crossport, is scheduled to bow at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, in January 2006. It will arrive in early spring that year for sale as a 2007 model.

See here for prior Autoblog's coverage of the CX-7.

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