• Mazda shares more details about its upcoming SUV, the 2024 CX-90.
• This car will offer a 340 horsepower inline 6 cylinder engine.
• In addition to the hybrid version that will be launched at the end of January, a hybrid version of the plug-in will be introduced later.
Mazda’s new SUV, the 2024 CX-90, will be fully unveiled at the end of January. Yours truly will also travel to Los Angeles to attend the launch of the model, and also take the opportunity to discuss with its designers.
Another SUV? Yes and no. Yes, because it is obvious to see the face of the model, but not in the sense that Mazda will introduce new mechanics and new methods with this car. In anticipation of its presentation, the company went there for another review today.
What will be special with this Mazda is that it will benefit from a 3.3-liter turbocharged inline-6, the type of engine found in many luxury products. This block will produce 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, which will take performance to another level.
Mazda claims it produces this power when fueled with premium gasoline, but does not provide mileage figures on 87 octane fuel. For the company’s turbocharged 4-cylinder, the difference is 23 horsepower between low and high power (227 and 250). . One can imagine a capacity of around 300 horsepower with regular gasoline, if there is any difference. We should learn all that by the end of the month.
This 6-cylinder turbo is assisted by a mild hybrid system. Power will be managed by a new all-wheel drive system that will give priority to the rear, as is the case with German luxury brands that are open to car manufacturers. A second system will also be announced (when remains to be seen), this time of the plug-in hybrid variety. It will also be performance driven.
An image shared today, along with powertrain information gives another idea of what to expect at the end of the month. It also proves that we should not expect a revolution in design. The signature adopted by the CX-50 certainly served as inspiration for this CX-90.
We will be able to confirm all this within two weeks.