Two-Row CX-90 Model Expected.
Mazda’s rear-wheel-drive foray kicked off a year back with the CX-90, a seven-seater SUV created on an all-new chassis. A two-row CX-70 was guessed to debut prior to the end of 2023, unfortunately that never turned out to be reality. But after a minor postponement, the newcomer is eventually set to show itself.
Mazda recently revealed the date of the premiere of their new family hauler on their Canadian website, which is set to take place on January 30 at 11 AM EST. So far, there have been no sightings of CX-70 prototypes, which could be due to its similarity to the CX-90. An official document released by Mazda in February 2023 stated that the upcoming SUV would be a “two-row model with the same body as the CX-90.” This suggests that the size of the vehicle won’t be changed, but the cargo area will be larger than before since the third row has been removed.
Recent filings with the CARB have indicated that the CX-70 is equipped with a similar powertrain to its larger companion, the CX-90. Consumers can choose between two engine options; a powerful 3.3L I-6 turbocharged motor or a lower capacity 2.5L four cylinder with a PHEV arrangement. Additionally, both models feature an eight-speed transmission.
The renowned six-cylinder is being offered in two different configurations for the CX-90, boasting 340 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque for the higher one, and downgraded to 280 horse strength and 332 lbs-ft of torque for the lower version. Reportedly improved by Mazda, both models incorporate a mild hybrid system.
The minuscule quad-cylinder is a normally aspirated engine coupled with an electric motor, generating a total of 323 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque from the combined plug-in hybrid. Situated between the combustion system and transmission, the electric component draws electricity from a 17.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack.
The pricing of the two-row version should stay similar to that of the three-row variety. The CX-90 base model can be acquired for an MSRP beginning at $39,595, while the plug-in hybrid option is offered from $49,945. Furthermore, every edition includes All-Wheel Drive as a baseline.
Source: Mazda Canada