- Mazda will launch a brand new two-row mid-size SUV, the CX-70, within the U.S. someday subsequent 12 months.
- Primarily based on the identical platform because the CX-90, the CX-70 was initially presupposed to arrive this 12 months.
- It should provide a hybrid powertrain and is more likely to even have Mazda’s new 3.3-liter inline-six.
Now that Mazda has launched the three-row CX-90 SUV, we have been ready for its smaller sibling to reach. Known as the CX-70, this two-row mid-size crossover was initially slated to go on sale by the top of this 12 months, however Mazda’s North American CEO Tom Donnelly informed Automotive Information that this new mannequin will now launch someday in 2024.
The addition of the CX-70 is a part of Mazda’s purpose to develop its U.S. gross sales by providing extra fashions to America’s SUV-hungry consumers. The corporate’s lineup will quickly embrace the CX-30 subcompact, the CX-50 and CX-5 within the compact phase, and the CX-70 and CX-90 within the mid-size phase.
We have already got an thought of what to anticipate from the CX-70, as Mazda already stated that it’ll basically be a widebody model of the CX-60 (pictured), an SUV that is already on sale in Europe. The CX-70 could have a shorter wheelbase than the CX-90 however will use the identical longitudinal-engine platform and is more likely to share powertrains with its bigger sibling. Donnelly additionally confirmed that the CX-70 shall be provided with a hybrid powertrain, nearly certainly the identical setup because the CX-90 PHEV that makes use of a 2.5-liter inline-four gasoline engine. The CX-90’s turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six, which produces both 280 hp or 340 hp relying on trim degree, must also make its manner into the CX-70.
Extra info on the CX-70 is definitely coming throughout the subsequent few months, though Mazda has not offered a particular timeframe for when it’ll debut.
Regardless of being raised on a gradual food regimen of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or maybe due to it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive trade all through his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He discovered a solution to write about vehicles for the varsity newspaper throughout his school years at Rice College, which finally led him to maneuver to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first skilled auto-writing gig at Vehicle Journal. He has been a part of the Automotive and Driver crew since 2016 and now lives in New York Metropolis.