Mazda CX-90 Teased Further

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

mazda cx 90 teased further

The Mazda CX-90 teasers continue. We talked specs yesterday, but a new teaser video from Mazda itself gives us a glimpse of the vehicle.

Yours truly is planning on flying to California next week to see the CX-90 in person. For now, we can gaze at the video and see the very familiar Mazda family design themes, including a sculpted front end and doors. The grille has staggered vertical bars. We can't see black body cladding in the teaser video, but there is some body-colored cladding around the fenders. The grille is surrounded by what appears to be chrome and there's a strip of chrome running end to end on the front fascia, as well as along the side of the vehicle.

There's no torque converter for the transmission, in a space-saving move. That's thanks in part to the integrated electric motor that allows this setup to be considered a "mild" hybrid. Mazda bigwig Jay Chen says in the video that saving this space allows for more steering angle and a "proper" sports-car suspension. Zoom-zoom, of course.

The full monty will be revealed on January 31st at noon Eastern.

[Image: Screenshot of Mazda video]

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  • Verbal Verbal on Jan 19, 2023

    So how many variations of CX does Mazda have now?

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Jan 19, 2023

    So it's a longitudinal I-6, not transverse after all. Mazda's long hood makes that an easier task.

    The exchange of a torque converter for a pancake motor is interesting.

    Despite my criticisms of Mazda, I'm looking forward to seeing this car.

  • SPPPP SPPPP on Jan 20, 2023

    I know people think Mazda is impractical and not good at the business of cars. But I think the video shows their strengths. They seem to hire people who like cars and care about them. They know how to build cars that function well, feel right, and have a bit of style. I am not shopping for a large SUV, but if I was, test-driving this would be a must.

  • Nick Naylor Nick Naylor on Jan 23, 2023

    They're really putting a lot of tease marketing behind this launch. Not sure many other brands would do so when launching a family vehicle. That said, my family is paying attention, looking for a new family vehicle that is good on fuel, spacious, capable and interesting. This could potentially be it, although my fears are it won't be spacious enough (current CX9 much too small)