Mazda has unveiled the 2025 CX-70, a new six-cylinder SUV set to join the Australian market. This model is part of Mazda's Large Product Group, which includes the CX-60, CX-80, and the CX-90. The CX-70, designed as a two-row vehicle, complements the larger CX-90 and is poised to rival the Volkswagen Touareg.
The CX-70 will be available with both petrol and diesel 3.3-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder engines. These engines incorporate 48V mild-hybrid technology and are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system. While Mazda has not released the specific power outputs for the CX-70, the CX-90's petrol engine delivers 254kW and 500Nm, and its diesel variant produces 187kW and 550Nm in Australia.
Visually, the CX-70 closely resembles the CX-90, both inside and out. It features distinctive black exterior accents and a new burgundy interior option. The SUV also introduces a power-folding function for the second row, enhancing cargo flexibility. The flat load bay and additional storage spaces under the boot floor add to its practicality.
In terms of safety and convenience, the CX-70 debuts an emergency assist function for its Cruising and Traffic Support feature. This system monitors driver attentiveness and can slow down or stop the vehicle if necessary to prevent accidents. Additionally, a trailer hitch guide and a 2500kg towing capacity enhance the SUV's utility, though it's unclear if this capacity is uniform across all models.
Comparatively, the CX-70 is expected to be priced lower than the CX-90, which ranges from $74,550 to $101,130 before on-road costs. However, the exact price difference remains unspecified.
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