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LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 31, 2006 - Mazda's all-new 2007 CX-7 has been described by critics as "distinctive and sophisticated" and "the SUV you never saw coming." For the 2006 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, one CX-7 will turn Wicked.


"When I first saw the CX-7 in person, I fell in love with its design - the movement and shapes of the vehicle are extremely bold," said Dave Green, owner and namesake of DG Motorsports. "The CX-7 is already a highly styled vehicle, which made it a lot of fun to take it to that next level and create art. I knew the job was well done when my teenagers saw it for the first time and gave me the thumbs up."


The DG Motorsports "Wickedly Red" CX-7 is the latest edition to the family of hot Mazdas. There is no denying this is a Mazda CX-7 crossover SUV, but a host of exterior modifications create an even more aggressive - somewhat bad-to-the-bone - appearance. Dave Green's award-winning styling expertise meets Mazda's tailpipe-kicking CX-7. The immediate WOW-impact of the blazing paint job is equally matched by the body styling components from DG Motorsports appearance package. Large 265/35-22 Pirelli P-Zero tires with high-performance black 22-inch Spinout wheels designed by Perfectly Round complete the exterior design.


The stunning custom red suede Stitchcraft interior designed by Revo continues the exciting exterior design inside. Another custom interior feature is the Sony X-plod audio/video system. Needless to say, Mazda's all-new CX-7 crossover SUV gets a wickedly sensational makeover.


2007 Mazda CX-7

Launched in May, 2006, the 2007 CX-7 is a highly styled crossover SUV with a decided soul of a sportscar. Produced entirely on Mazda-derived platform architecture, the five-passenger CX-7 embodies an astute blend of sports car verve and SUV practicality, resulting in a fun-to-drive SUV that represents everything a Mazda SUV should be.


Prominent front fenders, A-pillars rooted at the body's leading edge, a sharply raked windshield and Mazda's signature five-pointed grille clearly register this new model as a Mazda. CX-7 is fitted with a turbocharged and intercooled 2.3-liter four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engine similar to that fitted to the MAZDASPEED3, but producing 244 horsepower in this application. Mazda CX-7 delivers an estimated 23 mpg in combined driving.


Inside, the CX-7 is sporty with a high degree of craftsmanship. To draw drivers inside, there's a three-dial instrument cluster, a console supporting the shifter within close reach, three-spoke steering wheel and firmly contoured front bucket seats, all provided with a high quality feel.


Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mazda North American Operations oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario, Canada, and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.


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