Mazda CX-90 confirmed for Australian launch

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The new large CX-90 SUV from Mazda will launch in Australia following its reveal at the start of next year.

Mazda’s all-new CX-90 large SUV will debut in January 2023 and later launch in Australia, the Japanese carmaker has confirmed.

The largest of Mazda’s new SUVs (CX-60, CX-70, CX-80, and CX-90) on its Large Architecture platform, the model will come with an in-line six-cylinder engine and is likely to offer the same 2.5-litre petrol PHEV hybrid as the CX-60. The platform also uses a rear-drive layout for the drivetrain.

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The new model will also debut a new red paint called Artisan Red, and the model as a whole is likely to replace the CX-9 seven-seater.

“The CX-90 continues Mazda’s Kodo Design philosophy of infusing life into the body of the vehicle through passion and precision,” says Mazda in its media release. “It’s bold, dynamic design and exceptional craftsmanship are highlighted by an all-new premium paint colour option, Artisan Red.”

Details remain thin, but Mazda says the model will make its full debut in January 2023. No Australian launch timing has been confirmed for the CX-90 yet, and before then we are waiting for the CX-60 to make its first arrival on local shores.

If it does indeed use the same petrol six-cylinder as the CX-60 we can expect an output of 209kW and 450Nm, and a new six-speed automatic transmission.

A PHEV model would likely offer around 50km electric driving range before needing the petrol engine to kick in on account of the extra heft in the CX-90 over the CX-60, which has a claimed 60km driving range.

The new Mazda CX-60 is the first Large Architecture model to launch in Australia and it is expected that full pricing and details will be announced soon.

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