Larger 3-Row SUV: 2 Electrified Powertrains
Mazda initially meant to unveil the CX-70 near the close of 2020; yet, they have since resolved to issue the fresh SUV at some time in 2021. Last month, the company intimated that its engine selection could possibly be compatible with that of the CX-90, and now we have tangible verification that this could indeed be true.
Submissions to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), first exposed by AutoGuide, hint at the CX-70 arriving with identical engines as its bigger brother. This decision makes a lot of sense thinking of that the CX-70 will use the same frame which is used to underpin the CX-90. The primary divergence between the two vehicles will be seat capacity – while the CX-90 contains seven, the CX-70 will be two-row.
The seven-seat sports utility vehicle comes with either a 3.3-liter electrified inline-six powerplant producing 340 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, or a 2.5-liter plug-in hybrid engine giving out 323 hp and 369 lb-ft of rotational force. Equipped with all-wheel drive as standard for both engines, the California Air Resources Board documents suggest the similarly should apply to the CX-70.
Mazda has not yet declared the presentation date of the CX-70 in America. This model is envisaged to take a pivotal spot in the company’s array as it seeks to achieve roughly half a million vehicles sold in the US in the next handful of years. With hopes of selling up to 350,000 cars during 2023, Mazda will be looking to meet their goal.
Source: CARB via AutoGuide