Mazda has launched its latest SUV, CX-90. For car enthusiasts, this latest Mazda SUV is really no mystery. A large number of spy photos of test vehicles and official "trailer" show its appearance. basically confirmed, but new car can still make people feel sincere enough.
However, if you do not tell in advance that this is a CX-90, you may mistake it for previously released CX-60. The design of front panel is almost completely copied from that of CX-60. If you're tired of mainstream design elements, this Mazda-inspired front end still has a lot of appeal. The oversized central grille has no through-type elements, but uses a honeycomb design to enhance sporty vibe. , coupled with chrome bezel on outer ring, let CX-90 also have some luxurious design elements.
Naturally, there are not so many new ideas in headlights. The LEDs extending from main body of headlights correspond to design of CX-60. Even details inside headlights are almost same. Mazda is clearly "lazy" in terms of lamps suspected. The front bumper has a simple style and overall layout is relatively traditional, but look of front end is improved with full shape and proper details.
The side has momentum that a big car should have, thanks to a significant increase in size that makes side lines look more stretched, but there aren't many designs to show off.
The design of tail deserves a detailed mention. The shape of group of lanterns echoes appearance. The width indicator light is very similar to Japanese "Goyu" shape. The details extending to tailgate are also quite beautiful. After lighting, this is not only a recognizable High, but effect is very attractive. On CX-90, a large number of performance elements are hidden, replaced by a luxurious atmosphere. Mazda has made great progress in texture, and rear gives a good sense of luxury.
Interior interior design can lead to polarized ratings. If you like a traditional interior layout, you will naturally be moved by this flat center console with physical buttons. The application, combined with suede material of center console, has a Japanese style. fragrance home design style.
However, compared to today's new cars for tech-hungry users, this interior design feels too simple, and there's a lot that should be in CX-90. If you don't look closely, you might be fooled by traditional instrument panel and mistaken for a mechanical instrument, but it actually features a full LCD instrument panel and other aspects such as an electronic shift lever and central control. it's all right, nothing to complain about.
It's just that today, when you're used to large screen operations, you still need to use knobs on center console to operate menu, which seems nostalgic, but if you like such a real experience, then this system will not let you nitpick mistakes.
The power aspect is also a highlight of this Mazda flagship. The new car also has an inline-6 badge engraved on fender, but it doesn't look artificial on CX-90. The 3.3T L6 engine can develop a maximum power of 340 horsepower and a maximum torque of 500 Nm. Compared to competitors with similar displacement levels, it is also Mazda's most powerful model. The 8-speed automatic transmission is also preceded by a micro-hybrid system that can use motor to propel the car at low speeds, and is equipped with an all-wheel drive system.
If you want to do your part in protecting environment, then 2.5L PHEV is better choice. The performance is equal to L6 with a maximum output of 323 horsepower and a maximum torque of 500 Nm.
According to released official images, Mazda CX-90 has characteristics that a flagship model should have in all aspects, and there are also many surprises in terms of power characteristics. According to related news, Mazda CX-90 will hit North American market in late 2023. In addition to CX-90, more compact and sporty CX-70 will be launched on this platform. In domestic market, likelihood of a CX-90 is still relatively high as Mazda has had a great year of product upgrades and has plenty of opportunity to become a flagship model after CX-50. However, 3.3T L6 model is unlikely to appear in domestic product catalog, and 2.5L and PHEV hybrid models may become real main force.