Mazda on Tuesday supplied a primary have a look at a brand new three-row SUV set for debut subsequent January. It can go on sale later in 2023 as a 2024 mannequin, together with within the U.S.
Referred to as the CX-90, the SUV relies on Mazda’s new rear-wheel-drive platform with longitudinal engine mounting, which debuted in March within the Mazda CX-60 compact crossover offered abroad. Each automobiles are a part of Mazda’s premium Giant Product Group, which can be set to spawn a U.S.-bound crossover dubbed the CX-70.
The CX-90 would be the greatest Mazda but. The automaker confirmed it is going to be longer and wider than the CX-9, which measures 199.4 inches lengthy and 77.5 inches vast. It is not clear whether or not the CX-90 will exchange the CX-9, or function a premium various. Mazda at the moment sells the newer CX-50 alongside the older CX-5.
A teaser picture exhibits a brand new Artisan Crimson exterior paint coloration Mazda will reserve for automobiles primarily based on the rear-wheel-drive platform. The teaser additionally incorporates a badge with an “Inline6” script built-in with what seems to be a pretend entrance fender vent.
The badge is a reference to Mazda’s new turbocharged inline-6 engine, which options mild-hybrid expertise and is available in gasoline and diesel flavors. The CX-90, a minimum of for the U.S. market, ought to solely function the gasoline engine. One other risk is a plug-in hybrid powertrain that pairs a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and an electrical motor. The plug-in hybrid is obtainable within the CX-60, the place it delivers a mixed 323 hp.