The upcoming CX-70 will join the CX-60 and CX-90 SUVs in Australia with turbo straight-six power
Mazda Australia has confirmed its worst-kept secret – the brand will bring the new CX-70 SUV to local shores.
This means that the 3.3-litre petrol inline-six with 209kW/450Nm, and the 3.3-litre turbo-diesel six with 187kW/550Nm, are certain to feature.
Although its exact size is yet to be confirmed, we expect the CX-70 to be around 4900mm long, 1900mm wide and 1700mm high, or essentially a slightly wide-bodied version of the current CX-60 SUV.
Mazda Australia has confirmed to Chasing Cars that the CX-70 is set to arrive in Australia by the end of 2024.
Further information on specification and pricing is expected at a date closer to launch.
It might take the average punter a few looks to tell the difference between a CX-70 and a CX-90.
In terms of styling, the CX-70 looks much like the CX-60 and CX-90 models with the continuation of the brand’s Kodo design language.
On the inside, Mazda has confirmed the use of a new burgundy colour for specific highlights and for the leather seat upholstery. An electric fold function for the second row will feature, with a switch located in the boot.
Mazda will implement its Cruising and Traffic Support (CTS) unresponsive driver support system in the upcoming CX-70, which will either alert the driver if the car detects closed eyes or drowsiness, or bring the vehicle to a complete stop where necessary “to reduce damage in the event of an accident”.
Other new features will include a trailer hitch view camera and a 2500kg braked towing capacity, a rating that Mazda Australia confirmed will apply for both diesel and petrol variants.
This is unlike the current diesel version of the CX-60 that can only currently tow 2000kg braked.
Pricing is yet to be determined, however it’s likely that the CX-70 could have a starting price of around $70,000-$75,000 here in Australia.
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