For customers who want to be sure of taking delivery of Mazda’s new sports crossover before anyone else, Mazda UK is launching a dedicated Mazda CX-7 Pre-Order Website where buyers can reserve their new car now.

This year, Mazda is allocating a restricted number of Mazda CX-7 vehicles to the UK market and customers can place a pre-order online from the comfort of home to ensure they have one of the cars from launch.

Customers can choose between five exterior colours (solid Brilliant Black, three Mica colours – Aurora Blue, Copper Red, Galaxy Grey – and metallic Graphite Silver) and Black or Stone leather upholstery, plus a range of options such as front and rear parking sensors, satellite navigation, a roof carrier and detachable tow-bar.

The pre-order site asks buyers to select their preferred Mazda dealer from a list of three nearest to their location. The pre-order site indicates the anticipated delivery date for each model and customers receive a confirmation email acknowledging their order.

Orders for a Mazda CX-7 placed via the website will be processed promptly, and at this point a visit to the chosen dealer is required to confirm the order and place a deposit on the new car. Customers can also choose to arrange individually tailored part-exchange or finance packages.

“The new Mazda CX-7 takes our brand’s Zoom-Zoom philosophy beyond our sports cars and applies that same spirit and performance to a model which appeals to a very different audience and takes Mazda into a whole new sector of the marketplace,” comments Mazda UK’s Managing Director Rob Lindley.

“The Mazda CX-7 is a ground-breaking new sports crossover vehicle that delivers sports car-style performance and handling, along with sports utility comfort and practicality – all in one highly desirable package. This is a great new Mazda and we anticipate very strong demand. Now we are making it simple for customers to reserve their new car online through our dedicated website.”

The 258ps turbocharged, all-wheel drive Mazda CX-7, priced from £23,960 (on the road), will be available in the UK as a single, highly-specified model. Standard equipment will include leather seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, climate control air conditioning, cruise control, and a bespoke BOSE® Premium audio system with 6-CD autochanger and nine speakers.

Each Mazda CX-7 is mechanically identical, with a 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing up to 380Nm of torque at just 3000rpm, a six-speed manual transmission and Mazda’s unique Active Torque-Split 4WD system.

This new Mazda combines sensationally spirited performance – top speed is 130mph and 0-60mph takes under 8.0 seconds – with exhilarating dynamics and genuine everyday practicality (with a 455-litre cargo bay, all seats upright), and remarkable refinement. It is the ultimate expression of ‘Zoom-Zoom’ driving excitement in a sophisticated crossover all wheel drive vehicle.