In regards to new vehicle introductions, the Japanese-based auto brand Mazda adds two new crossover utility vehicles and an updated version of their beloved compact roadster. The 2007 CX-7 and CX-9 crossovers both embody Mazda's sporty styling mixed with the practicality of large interior spaces as well as available all-wheel drive. The family-oriented Mazda CX-7 accommodates a maximum of five passengers while upscale-skewing CX-9 features the capacity for seven occupants. The arrival of the Mazda CX-9 coincides with the departure of the MPV minivan for 2007. Investing some extra refinement to their recently-redesigned fun roadster for 2007, Mazda now allows buyers of the MX-5 to select a retractable hardtop roof. Adding 77 to the 2007 Mazda MX-5's overall weight, the retractable roof can be fully deployed or tucked away in 12 seconds. For 2007 buyers of the Mazda5 are able to pick a high-end Grand Touring version featuring standard leather seating and high-intensity discharge headlights. The Mazda Tribute skips the 2007 model year as preparations are made for a new 2008 version of the small sport utility vehicle.
A true sports car in every sense of the word, the two-seat Mazda MX-5 Miata is a fun car that wants to be driven hard with its top down, and you can choose from a soft-top or a power retractable hardtop.