Compact SUV: Balancing ruggedness and luxury, between CX-50 and CX-90.
Mazda’s impressive range of vehicles has recently expanded with the introduction of the CX-70, the brand’s newest entry into the competitive luxury SUV market. Boasting a sleek exterior design, an exquisite interior, and powerful inline-six motors, this newcomer provides a viable option for individuals looking for a smaller alternative to the CX-90 without sacrificing quality.
The foundation of the CX-70 is derived from the Mazda Large platform, just like its CX-90 counterpart. They also have the same new-generation engines. Both of these engines incorporate some type of electrical power; the initial choice is a 3.3-liter turbocharged straight-six with mild-hybrid capabilities. Alternatively, a plug-in hybrid option (likely the 2.5-liter four-cylinder) can be chosen as well.
According to reports, Mazda has not yet disclosed the specific power and performance specifications for their latest vehicle. However, we were informed that it is “reasonable to assume” that the numbers will be similar to those of the CX-90. If this is indeed the case, we can anticipate a minimum of 280 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque from the MHEV model, while the PHEV may offer combined outputs reaching up to 323 hp and 369 lb-ft.
The complete lineup should come equipped with all-wheel drive and a standard eight-speed automatic transmission.
Although easily recognizable as a Mazda, the design team put in significant effort to give the CX-70 its own unique and athletic personality. The car boasts a broad, low profile that exudes a commanding presence. Rather than being excessively assertive like most modern SUVs, it displays a deliberate and refined aesthetic.
The sleek appearance of the car is enhanced by the addition of black exterior accents, and the optional black machine-cut 21-inch wheels add a polished touch. In essence, it bears a striking resemblance to the CX-60 model available in Europe. Just like its European counterpart, the CX-70 can comfortably accommodate five individuals in its two rows of seating. Essentially, it offers a similar experience to the CX-90 but with increased interior space and comfort.
When it comes to the inside of the vehicle, Mazda claims that the CX-70 brings forth a variety of new features not previously seen in their lineup. A special compartment under the trunk provides a secure hiding place for valuable items, and the back storage space includes extra compartments, hooks for bags, and other helpful features. Additionally, the CX-70 offers remote-folding rear seats for added convenience.
Mazda has once again delivered on their promise of providing top-notch quality and lavish details in the interior of their vehicles. The selection of materials used in the interior is of the highest caliber, as we have come to anticipate from the brand. Customers are given the option to choose from a diverse range of interior color combinations, which are complemented by striking contrast gray metallic inlays. For those looking for a bolder statement, the red Nappa leather with red stitching, as seen on the 100th Anniversary Special Edition MX-5, is also available.
The CX-70 boasts a plethora of cutting-edge safety and driver-assist features. Among them is the innovative Unresponsive Driver Support, which automatically halts the vehicle upon detecting a lack of driver response. Additionally, Amazon Alexa integration now enables customers to effortlessly adjust car settings without using their hands.
Anticipate further details (including costs, variations, and features) to be released soon.