According to media reports, Mazda is poised to launch the all-new CX-70 CUV, which will slot between the CX-50 and the also new-for-2024 (model year) CX-90 CUVs.
It will be a 2-row CUV with seating for five passengers and will ride on the same platform as the CX-90.
It is also expected to share propulsion systems with the new CX-90. This means a longitudinally mounted, all-new, turbocharged in-line 6-cylinder, displacing 3.3L, and which generates 340-hp. and 369 lb.-ft. (500 Nm) of torque (while burning premium fuel – output is reduced when using lower octanes), and is configured as a 48-volt, “mild” hybrid.
It could also receive the plug-in hybrid system from the CX-60, which uses a 2.5L 4-cylinder unit, again with a traction motor between the engine and transmission. Combined output for this propulsion system should be around 323-hp. and 369 lb.-ft (500 Nm) of torque. It has a 17.8 kWh lithium-ion battery capable of powering up to 39 all-electric miles (using the typically over-optimistic WLTP protocol).
It is expected to go on sale in the US in 2023 and will be priced around USD 38,000. It will compete against the Chevrolet Blazer, Honda Pasport, Toyota Venza, and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
(Multiple sources on January 31, 2023)