Road testing of a new Mazda CX-90 seven-seater flagship SUV is in full swing now. Its debut is slated for next year.
The Mazda CX-90 will arrive in 2023 as a 2024 model. It is one of five new SUV models announced by Mazda a year ago. Prototypes of the CX-90 catch the eye of spy photographers from time to time.
The company has already introduced the CX-60 for Europe and the CX-50 for the USA, as well as confirmed the 2-row CX-70 and the larger/longer 3-row CX-90 for North America, and the CX-80 for the European market.
The 2024 Mazda CX-90 is coming to take the place of the CX-9 in the brand’s model range. The 2023 Mazda CX-9 has just gone on sale with minor updates. This model itself is completing its life cycle.
The successor (new CX-90) will be available with gasoline inline 4- and 6-cylinder engines, and as a plug-in hybrid with a powertrain that is probably similar to the CX-60’s.
The Mazda CX-60 adapts a new 296-hp PHEV system comprising a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and an electric motor getting power from a 17.8-kWh battery pack.
Expect the CX-90 plug-in hybrid’s total output to be around 323 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.
UPDATE of 12.17.2022: In North America, the 2024 Mazda CX-90 will be available as a plug-in hybrid with an all-new, powerful, responsive, and efficient e-Skyactiv powertrain specifically tuned for that market. The world premiere is expected next month.