CX-70 debut information, pictures, discussion

How well CX-70 will sell depends on the price gap between a CX-90 and a CX-70.
Otherwise, like heywardjr said, just fold down the 3rd row seat.
 
We watched a real review of it on YouTube the other day. It's a CX-90 with the third row removed. I myself leased a CX-90 PHEV in September, 23 and thought when the lease is up I would prefer to "downsize" to the CX70 but it looks like it's just a CX-90 with chairs removed. I leave my third row down all the time anyway so I might as well go with another CX-90 in 2-1/2 years. I'd rather have the choice of folding the seats down versus not having them when I need them. In any event, I love the car and think it's the best I have ever owned my entire 69 years and I have had lots of different brands. This blows them all away in ride, 68 MPG, quietness, firm stance, rock solid materials inside and luxury (white interior with the faux wood and metal detailing looks awesome.).
That's a great first hand experience of ownership. Thank you for sharing that.
 
How well CX-70 will sell depends on the price gap between a CX-90 and a CX-70.
Otherwise, like heywardjr said, just fold down the 3rd row seat.
That's going to determine my path forward as well (price delta between 90 and 70)
 
How well CX-70 will sell depends on the price gap between a CX-90 and a CX-70.
Otherwise, like heywardjr said, just fold down the 3rd row seat.
I doubt that there will be much price difference. I could also see some differences between the trims for the CX-70 and CX-90 so a direct compare will be difficult to make.

It could then come down to what options you need and which trims for each of the CX-70/90 have those options and what that price comparison is.
 
I'd have liked about 5" shorter, but given its turning circle will likely be the same as on the shorter X5, and I don't have a garage problem, I'll definitely keep looking at the 70 as more information comes out.
 
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Government of Canada has posted fuel economy ratings for both inline-6 models (PHEV not available yet). They are exactly the same as the CX-90 fuel economy, so there is no appreciable weight savings.

 
Initial production will be for the top trims, similar to what occurred with the CX-90.


"I can say the regular 3.3 turbo will be coming later this year, just not at launch," said Jon Leverett, project manager for launch strategy at Mazda USA, during The AutoGuide Show Episode 5, adding "so there will be all three on offer towards the summer, but right now, just the high-power and the plug-in hybrid."
 
Bummer. Being forced to premium unleaded, with the highest HP version, was not something I wanted to see. That the base turbo variant will come out "later", given Mazda's already anemic approach to getting the 70 to market, doesn't provide confidence.

I'd really hoped to hear about both base and high output versions getting a boosted tuning, a bump in HP for 2024, while still running on regular and premium respectively. Likewise, release of both the base and high output versions simultaneously would have been good.

By now they should have had plenty of time to wring out the issues discovered in the CX-90 last year, and given this is essentially a 90-less-third-row there's no reason they shouldn't be able to move both 70 I6 variants out at a crisp pace.

They may think they're being clever, but at least for me (a 5X previous non-Mazda premium SUV buyer, $ available, ready to buy, willing to look at Mazda, the kind of potential new buyer they should be hoping to attract to a Mazda premium vehicle) they're actually pushing me away from the brand.

(There are multiple mid-size premium SUVs that have fewer HP than the higher output I6 turbo, and still sell well, although the 90 is at the hefty end of the weight range. Trying to sell to the, I suspect, smaller group of people who only care for higher HP, while leaving more mainstream premium buyers hanging, is dumb. Then again, Mazda did decide to stick with the maximum length for a 2 row...)
 
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