The Mazda CX-90, when launched in North America in January 2023, will have a ‘high-performance’ plug-in hybrid version as the mainstay.
Mazda in the middle of this week confirmed that its upcoming 3-row SUV in North America, the Mazda CX-90, will have a plug-in hybrid option. This is the first Mazda North American model equipped with this structure and the new version is said to be at the top of the Mazda CX-90 lineup, above the previously announced inline 6-cylinder engine.
According to Mazda, “Mazda CX-90 PHEV will retain the responsiveness, performance, and driving dynamics that have defined Mazda vehicles in the past” and “gives users the ability to operate and fuel efficiency. the best”.
The Mazda CX-90 PHEV version promises to upgrade the system used on the CX-60 that combines a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor. The capacity of the model that was previously launched in Europe is 323 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque.
The Mazda CX-90 is designed to serve North American customers, so it is larger than the European 3-row SUV, the CX-80, which will be released later. It is temporarily unclear whether the Mazda CX-90 will be sold in parallel with the CX-9 or replace the previous model in the same segment. Currently, Mazda still sells the CX-50 and CX-5 in parallel in the US