Mazda’s CX-70 Set to Shine on January 30

Mazda’s upcoming CX-70 is gearing up for its debut on January 30, much to the anticipation of car enthusiasts and fans. Originally slated for a late 2023 launch as a two-row SUV for the 2024 model year, the automaker tweaked its plans about six months ago. Now, the spotlight is on early spring of this year for the release, with the CX-70 officially rolling out as a 2025 model. This shift mirrors Mazda’s recent pattern, with the CX-50 arriving in 2022 as a 2023 model, followed by the CX-90 in early 2023 as a 2024 offering.

A Peek Under the Tarp: What to Expect

Reddit user Mako3232 spotted a sneak peek of the five-seater CX-70 on Mazda’s Canadian website. The invitation to “Join us as we unveil the first-ever Mazda CX-70” is set for January 30 at 11 a.m. EST. All signs point towards this being a broader iteration of the CX-60, currently available in Europe, and it’s expected to share powertrains with the CX-90.

According to recently uncovered documents filed with the California Air Resources Board, the CX-70 is likely to boast two engine options—a turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder plug-in hybrid. Both variations will feature an eight-speed transmission and all-wheel drive. Although specific power and torque figures are still under wraps, insights from the CX-90’s powertrains suggest impressive performance.

Balancing Act: Where CX-70 Fits In

The CX-70’s pricing and positioning seem poised to strike a balance between the CX-50 and CX-90. With the CX-50 starting just over $30,000 and the CX-90 at just over $40,000, the CX-70 will likely find its sweet spot in the middle. Building on the CX-50’s reputation as “the fun and fashionable choice” and the CX-90’s acclaim for “excellent driving dynamics, classy interiors, strong powertrains, and good value,” the CX-70 seems set to offer a well-rounded package that caters to a broad audience. January 30 can’t come soon enough for those eager to witness Mazda’s latest addition to its SUV lineup.