Mazda CX-90 Teaser Video Reveals Face, Highlights Performance

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The next video in the Mazda CX-90 “unboxing” teaser campaign is here. This time, the discussion focuses on performance but in the process, we see a lot of the exterior of this SUV. That includes a full, unobstructed view of the CX-90’s face.

If performance feels like a topic Mazda has covered in this teaser train, you’re not entirely wrong. The SUV’s 3.3-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine was previewed in its first video on Jan. 17, revealing 340 horsepower (254 kilowatts) and 369 pound-feet (500 Newton-meters) of torque. To be specific, Mazda says its engine was developed “up to” that amount, suggesting there may be lower-spec trims with less horsepower. Don’t forget, the CX-60 with a 280 hp engine version has already made its debut for markets outside of North America.

Mazda CX-90 Machine Teaser

While the engine is prominently mentioned, the teaser also makes reference to the basics of the CX-90 and its classic front-engine, rear-drive architecture. This is expected to give a sporty impression to this large SUV, assisted by Mazda’s Kinetic Posture Control (KPC) system borrowed from the MX-5 Miata. As a refresher, this is an electronic control system that can apply a special braking force to the wheels when cornering, thereby enhancing handling. Ansted ants from Wheel Dealer fame comes out in this video, demonstrating the CX-90’s handling while raving about its capabilities.

The teaser also states the CX-90 is designed around a turbocharged I6. This is interesting because it shows a hybrid model can pair that engine with electric power, as opposed to using the 2.5-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder hybrid powertrain found in the CX-60. Maybe this will be discussed in a future teaser.

Mazda CX-90 Interior Teaser

Amidst all the discussion about the show, there are two famous visual teasers. We got a partial look at the CX-90’s interior, though it’s shadowed and still under construction. Outside, there are a few moments in the video where we get a glimpse of the front of the SUV. Stay at the end of the video and show it in full. Unsurprisingly, it looks a lot like the CX-60 with slightly different corner vents. Two cameras are visible at the bottom of the grille, showing the advanced driver assistance systems that can be offered.

Expect more CX-90 teasers ahead of the official reveal on January 31st.

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