Mazda is increasing its SUV lineup to incorporate a brand new two-row mid-size mannequin known as the CX-70. It rides on a brand new platform and is predicted to be extra luxurious than the model’s smaller CX-5 and CX-50 SUVs. A plug-in-hybrid drivetrain is prone to be accessible, together with an inline-six engine with a 48-volt hybrid system—much like the powertrains discovered within the bigger CX-90, to not point out many BMW and Mercedes fashions. Whereas Mazda hasn’t but revealed the CX-70, we anticipate it to look much like the Europe-market CX-60 (pictured) however function a wider physique. Its inside will provide more room than the CX-5’s and can seemingly be wearing premium supplies.

What’s New for 2024?

The CX-70 is an all-new SUV that slots in between the compact CX-50 and the three-row CX-9. Mazda is within the strategy of upgrading its vary of crossovers and a brand new three-row mannequin known as the 2024 CX-90 will hit U.S. dealerships quickly, with the CX-70 to observe.

Pricing and Which One to Purchase

Pricing for the CX-70 hasn’t been introduced, however we anticipate it to supply an analogous vary of trim ranges as different Mazda fashions. All-wheel drive might be normal throughout the board, however we don’t know precisely which powertrain configurations might be normal and optionally available. Search for the plug-in-hybrid setup to value a bit further.

Engine, Transmission, and Efficiency

We expect the CX-70 will provide a selection of both an inline-six gasoline engine with a 48-volt hybrid system or a plug-in-hybrid drivetrain with a 2.5-liter inline-four. The inline-six will seemingly be the identical 340-horsepower, turbocharged 3.3-liter engine discovered within the CX-90, the place it places its energy by a 48-volt hybrid system and an eight-speed computerized transmission. The plug-in-hybrid mannequin is predicted to share its powertrain with the CX-60, which presents a mixed output of 323 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque and claims an electrical driving vary of 39 miles. Beneath the CX-70 is Mazda’s new platform that includes a longitudinal engine format, which in principle might allow each rear- and all-wheel drive—although all CX-70s will come normal with the latter. This format goals to offer dealing with, efficiency and refinement extra akin to luxurious SUVs from BMW and Mercedes in comparison with mainstream SUVs, which make the most of front-drive based mostly transverse-engine platforms. It additionally permits the designers to present the CX-70 the dash-to-front-axle proportions of the costly rear-drive luxurious sedans and SUVS.

Inside, Consolation, and Cargo

The CX-70 might be a two-row mannequin with area for 5 passengers. To associate with its extra upscale bent, the CX-70 could have a nicer cabin than many equally priced rivals. If the CX-60 and CX-90’s interiors are any indication, it’ll provide fancy supplies comparable to woven textiles, Nappa leather-based, and wooden trim that make for a gorgeous dashboard design.

Infotainment and Connectivity

We expect the CX-70 could have an infotainment display screen as giant as 12.3 inches, much like the display screen that is outfitted on the same CX-60 international mannequin. It will likely be managed by a rotary knob on the middle console. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone-connectivity options ought to be normal gear.

Security and Driver-Help Options

Most Mazda fashions provide a variety of driver-assistance options as normal gear and we don’t anticipate the CX-70 to be any completely different. Key security options will seemingly embody:

  • Commonplace computerized emergency braking
  • Commonplace lane departure warning and lane-keep help
  • Commonplace blind-spot monitoring

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