Last week, Mazda orchestrated the first public release of its all-new CX-70 mid-size SUV.
The model, part of an SUV offensive led by the manufacturer for almost three years, is closely derived from the CX-90. However, he encroaches on his cousin's family vocation by ignoring a third row of seats.
The CX-70 therefore fits into the increasingly less niche sub-segment of mid-size SUVs with two rows of seats in which the Honda Passport, Nissan Murano and Toyota Venza operate, to name a few. Pure and simple product of the hyper-segmentation of models, it aims to make the arrival of Mazda's new rear-wheel drive platform profitable by targeting a different clientele.
No explanation has been provided in connection with the format of this newcomer which seems an almost carbon copy of the CX-90, except for certain slight details on the composition of the front bumper, the design of the rims and the rear bumper. . The interior is also similar, if we rely on the first images of the composition. A probably missed opportunity to offer something different.
On the technical side, the Japanese brand was also stingy with details, apart from the choice of mechanics which will essentially be taken from the CX-90, therefore a choice between a turbocharged six-cylinder (3.3 L) with hybrid assistance and a plug-in hybrid unit presumably composed of a 2.5L four-cylinder. Nothing has been said about the power of these engines, which should logically be similar to those offered under the hood of the CX-90, i.e. 280 hp or 340 hp for the 3.3L six-cylinder or 323 hp for the plug-in hybrid. The Mazda CX-70 should go on sale later this year.