2022 Mazda CX-70: Model Preview & Release Date

Sarah Willis
Contributing Writer - October 11, 2021

Model Preview

Mazda is making an addition to its Large Products group with the announcement of the CX-70. One of the new SUVs the automaker is releasing in the U.S., alongside the CX-50 and CX-90, the CX-70 is part of Mazda’s expansion in this growing segment with the hopes of giving customers a great driving experience combined with environmental awareness.

Claiming to have made the CX-70 with North American preferences in mind, Mazda gave this SUV two-row seating and a wide-body style that is better suited to the bigger road presence that is sought after. This is unlike the CX-60 and CX-80 which Mazda will release in Japan and Europe, both of which have slimmer body styles to accommodate the smaller roads there.

Just like the outward style of the car, the engines will also vary based on the geographical release. While European models will mainly be the plug-in hybrid and Japanese models will see more diesel engines and plug-ins, the North American models will receive the turbo-charged straight-six gas engine with plug-in hybrid models also available. This is to meet the high-power performance that customers want while adhering to environmental regulations. Mazda plans to have electrified all of its models by 2030.

No new details have been given about any updates to safety features or technology, but Mazda has confirmed that they do plan to keep upgrading the CX-5 and installing the latest safety and tech features into it. If that is the case, then we should be able to expect some very modern touches and upgrades in this midsize crossover SUV.

Pricing & Release Date

While the CX-50 may be starting production in January of 2022, the CX-70’s release date hasn’t been set in stone yet. We know Mazda plans to have all their new vehicles introduced in 2022 and 2023, but the releases are going to be staggered and so we can’t say for certain when this model will come out.

Just like the release date, the price range has not been given for the CX-70. It’s very likely to be more expensive than the current CX-5 model, which goes up to $38,505, but that’s about all we know.

As so much of this vehicle is still unknown, we can’t be sure what other models will be the biggest competitors, but some likely contenders could be the Audi Q3, Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, Honda Passport, and Kia Sorento.

Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

Pictured: 2021 Mazda CX-5

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