Mazda has announced the debut of its latest SUV, the CX-70, scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on January 30. Initially planned for a reveal last year, the launch of the new model was delayed to early 2024.
The official confirmation of the CX-70’s unveiling was noted on Mazda’s Canadian website, a discovery first made by Reddit user u/Mako3232. Although the website did not provide specific details about the model, Mazda disclosed in an investor presentation that the CX-70 is essentially a two-row variant of the CX-90.
This strategy of creating different versions of a model is not uncommon in the industry, as seen with vehicles like VW’s Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport or Mercedes’ GLE and GLE Coupe. It remains unclear if Mazda will modify the CX-70’s design to offer a sportier appearance, potentially at the cost of some practicality.
According to documents from the California Air Resources Board, the CX-70 will share its powertrain options with the CX-90. This indicates that the American market can expect two variants of Mazda’s turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine, equipped with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The standard engine in the CX-90 produces 280 hp (209 kW/284 PS) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque, while the more powerful Turbo S model boasts 340 hp (254 kW/340 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm).
Additionally, the CX-70 lineup will include a 2.5-liter plug-in hybrid powertrain, similar to that in the CX-90, which delivers 323 hp (240 PS/327 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. All versions of the CX-70 will come equipped with all-wheel drive as standard.
For comprehensive coverage of the CX-70’s unveiling, be sure to check back with us on Tuesday, January 30.