2024 Mazda CX-90 revealed – up to 345 hp, 500 Nm, AWD, three-row eight seater

Mazda has revealed the all-new CX-90 which will replace the CX-9 as the company’s new flagship SUV in the United States.

The CX-90 is built on Mazda’s Multi-solution Scalable Architecture with a longitudinal layout engine and rear-wheel drive configuration. The CX-90 is available with two powertrain options with the first being a 3.3-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and 48-volt mild hybrid system or M Hybrid Boost. With the aid of an electric motor, output is rated at 345 hp and 500 Nm

There’s also a plug-in hybrid powertrain option featuring a Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine petrol engine and a 17.8 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers an electric motor. The powertrain produces 327 hp and 500 Nm. Both powertrain come with (rear-biased) all-wheel drive capabilities. A Kinematic Posture Control system is also available to minimise body roll and improve stability.

Not much was revealed about the exterior features of the CX-90 except that wheel sizes are up to 21-inches along with the introduction of a new Artisan Red colour.

Inside, the CX-90 shares somewhat the same steering wheel, gear knob and dashboard design as the CX-60. Nappa leather upholstery is available, along with wood trims for a premium cabin feel. Features-wise, a digital instrument cluster is available measuring up to 12-inches, along with three-zone air-conditioning, and ambient lighting. The CX-90 is available in either six, seven or eight-seater layouts.

Prices have yet to be announced but for now, what are thoughts on the looks of the CX-90?



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