MAZDA CX-70 DELAYS LAUNCH SCHEDULE TO 2024

The Mazda CX-70, with exterior dimensions similar to the CX-90, will be equipped with hybrid electric technology similar to its predecessor.

According to recently revealed information, Mr. Tom Donnelly, CEO of Mazda North America, announced the delay in launching the Mazda CX-70 until 2024. Previously, it was expected that this SUV model would be launched this year.

Similar to the Mazda CX-90 equipped with combined hybrid drive technology, Mr. Donnelly confirmed that the CX-70 will also use hybrid technology. The upgraded version of the CX-90, equipped with a 2.5 liter gasoline engine combined with an electric motor, brings a total capacity of up to 323 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. An 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and four-wheel drive system will be used. The 14.8 kWh battery gives an indicated electric range of about 40 km, according to EPA ratings.

Compared to the Mazda CX-90, which can carry six to seven people, the Mazda CX-70 is designed with only two rows of seats. However, the exterior dimensions of the CX-70 are still comparable to its “larger” version, the Mazda CX-90.

In addition to information about the Mazda CX-70, Mr. Donnelly also revealed that Mazda will introduce a new electric SUV model under its brand in 2025, after the MX-30 model stops production from 2024. The company is also considering Consider expanding the electric vehicle product line if there is enough demand in the market.

Mr. Donnelly is confident that Mazda will sell more than 350,000 vehicles this year in North America and expects 500,000 vehicles by 2025. The company’s market share in this region has increased to 2.3%, the highest level since when Mazda started doing business in the United States in 1960. Notably, the Mazda CX-90, although newly launched, has surpassed the CX-9 model and is expected to stop production from 2023.

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