Mazda is analyzing the prospects of resurrecting the CX-7 in the years to come. Will be out after the all-new CX-9 set for a 2016 launch.

Mazda is analyzing the prospects of resurrecting the CX-7 in the years to come.

In August 2012 the CX-7 was discontinued as a result of a slow demand and also because the CX-5 and CX-9 were doing much better. However, Mazda through the voice of the firm's Australia managing director Martin Benders is now considering a reboot of the model which would be slotted between the two and possibly offered with a seven-seat interior cabin layout just like Mitsubishi is doing with the Outlander and Nissan with the X-Trail.

If green-lighted for a second generation, the midsize crossover won't be out in the near future since it will be introduced after the all-new CX-9 programmed for a 2016 arrival. Speaking of the CX-9, Benders said it won't be offered with a diesel engine, thus reiterating Mazda's global head of sales and marketing Masahiro Moro previous statement who justified this decision by saying the CX-9's main market is United States where diesels are not yet popular.

Mazda CX-7 comeback considered