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Mazda CX-7 news - CX-7’s wee facelift - 2009
The facelifted SUV will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt show next month with a clean-running version of Mazda’s 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine.
It’ll feature something called a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, which works in a similar way to Audi’s ‘AdBlue’ technology, adding urea (yep, that’s exactly the stuff you think it is) to exhaust gases to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 40 per cent.
Mazda says this is the first time such technology has been fitted to a Japanese diesel, and that the system will only require refilling during scheduled servicing.
No, it won’t save you money on your road tax bill, but it might afford you just a smidgen of eco-smugness in your big SUV.
We’ll see the CX-7 in the metal in Frankfurt next month.