The upcoming Mazda CX-70 is set to make its debut on January 30, 2025. Described as a “spacious two-row SUV designed for life’s greatest adventures,” the CX-70 is generating anticipation among car enthusiasts. While the exact release date for the U.S. market has not been disclosed, it is expected to be a mid-size crossover with inline-six and hybrid variants.
Following the successful launch of the three-row CX-90 SUV, Mazda is now preparing for the arrival of its smaller counterpart, the CX-70. Initially planned for release by the end of this year, Mazda’s North American CEO, Tom Donnelly, revealed in an interview with Automotive News that the CX-70 is now scheduled for launch in 2024.
Mazda’s decision to introduce the CX-70 aligns with its goal of expanding U.S. sales by offering a diverse range of SUV options. The lineup will soon include the subcompact CX-30, compact CX-50, CX-5, as well as the mid-size CX-70 and CX-90.
The CX-70 is expected to draw inspiration from the CX-60, an SUV already available in Europe, and will likely be a wider version. Despite having a shorter wheelbase than the CX-90, it will share the same longitudinal-engine platform and is expected to offer similar powertrains. Mazda has confirmed that the CX-70 will be available with a hybrid powertrain, similar to the CX-90 PHEV, which uses a 2.5-liter inline-four gasoline engine. Additionally, the CX-70 is expected to feature the turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six from the CX-90, producing either 280 or 340 horsepower depending on the trim level.
As the release date approaches, more details about the CX-70 will be revealed in the coming months. Mazda has not specified the exact timeframe for the SUV’s official debut, so enthusiasts will have to stay tuned for further updates on this exciting addition to Mazda’s SUV lineup.