Unveiling the All-New Mazda CX-90

Posted: 9/06/2023
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The new Mazda CX-90 is finally here, featuring a new standard of quality and premium design. First of its kind, the CX-90 was unveiled in California in early 2023 showcasing a sophisticated and thoughtful design. 

There are a ton of new features to discuss, so let’s jump right in and find out why the Mazda CX-90 is getting so much acclaim. There’s a lot more to this car than a sleek appearance, as it is packed with quality-of-life improvements that make it feel truly modern.

Elegant Design

Both the interior and exterior of the CX-90 have been designed with elegance and comfort in mind. Drivers will find that the panoramic sunroof and spacious interior are welcome additions inspired by the KODO design principle. 

The full cabin experience has been elevated, with each passenger having their own space offering first-class treatment. The interior spans a wide three rows, each with its own set of cup holders, USB-C ports, and HVAC vents. As far as the exterior is concerned, it is sleek as ever and is available in Artisan Red upon release. 

Endlessly Customizable 

The CX-90 is also extremely customizable, offering open interior plans to maximize the space. The third row folds down to offer more open space and the hands-free power tailgate reveals extra cargo room. This level of versatility makes it appropriate for all sorts of commutes. 

Improved Safety Technology 

Mazda has introduced several new advanced safety technologies into the framework of the CX-90. Some of the best new safety features include Smart Break Support, which helps gives drivers more control over their brakes. 

The adaptive cruise control has also been improved and optimized with safety in mind. With the help of a camera, the cruise control can now read the speed limits on signs and set the speed automatically. Radar Cruise Controllers and Traffic Support are also available and can be used to help reduce driver fatigue. 

The classic 360 view monitor makes a return in the CX-90, ensuring that drivers always have a clear view of their surrounding environments. 

Packed With Modern Technology 

Mazda has packed in a ton of the most advanced automotive technology into the new CX-90. Some of the highlight features include facial recognition technology that allows for automatic adjustments to ensure an ideal driving position during each commute. 

After setting up facial recognition, every time a recognized driver is in the driver’s seat, the CX-90 will automatically set to the preferred driving preferences. These custom preferences can include sound settings, safety alerts, and ambient light settings. 

The 360-view monitor also makes a return, allowing for easy reversals and parking. One of the most innovative features of the CX-90 is the new hands-free power tailgate, which can be opened by simply moving a foot under the sensor. All of this advanced driving technology makes for a truly modern driving experience. 

Performance Powerhouse

The Mazda CX-90 is the most powerful petrol car ever produced by Mazda. It features an all-new 3.3-litre inline 6-cylinder engine that provides more than enough powerful for a satisfying drive. A mild hybrid system is utilized by the engine to provide efficiency without compromising performance. 

For those looking for a strictly diesel engine, a model is available that contains an e-Skyactiv turbocharged diesel engine. The petrol and the diesel both provide 254 kW and 187 kW of power respectively and around 500 Nm of torque. 

The CX-90 is even powerful enough to tow boats, caravans, or small trailers. This is unprecedented for an SUV, so many people may find that they have more power to work with than ever before. No matter which engine type is chosen, both offer plenty of performance power. 

Mazda Intelligent Drive Select 

The Mazda Intelligent Drive Select technology allows for custom driving settings that can help balance performance and fuel economy. There are several different driving modes available, each with its own advantages. 

Normal mode is the standard setting and is intended to deliver a comfortable ride for everyday driving. Fuel economy and performance are balanced in Normal Mode, allowing drivers to still enjoy the all-wheel-drive system and stabilizing Kinematic Posture Control system.

Sports mode is the best setting for drivers who want to unleash the full potential of the high-output engine and dynamic 8-speed transmission. Off-Road mode takes it a step further and automatically optimizes the All Wheel Drive and Traction Control systems to prioritize off-road performance. 

Finally, the Towing Mode optimizes the engine and transmission output to account for the heavier load when pulling a caravan, boat, or trailer. All of these different modes can come in handy depending on the situation, adding to the overall versatility of the Mazda CX-90. 

Each model of the CX-90 comes with Intelligent Drive Select already installed, so drivers can make use of it right away. 

Options and Financing 

Upon release, the Mazda CX-90 comes in three different options. These include the basic Touring model, which comes with Mazda Connect technology, 360 view monitor, and 19-inch Silver Metallic Alloy Wheels. 

The next tier, the GT model, comes with all of the features of the Touring model plus a 12.3 inch Widescreen display and a panoramic sunroof. The top-tier model of the CX-90, the AZAMI, features upgraded 21-inch black metallic wheels and more personalization options. 

There are a variety of different financing options available including Mazda Assured, which offers low monthly payments. 

Final Thoughts 

The Mazda CX-90 will be made available in Australia with exclusive hybrid powertrains and an inline six-turbo petrol engine. It is already set to become Australia’s newest flagship SUV, with Mazda managing director Vinesh Bhindi stating that the Mazda CX-90 is bringing more power, performance, and versatility to the table than ever before. 

Like all Mazda vehicles, the CX-90 has been designed with the driver in mind. All of the successful features of Mazda’s previous lineup have been improved upon. Pre-orders for the vehicle are going fast, so be sure to build yours today to ensure you can hop into the driver’s seat once they reach Australia. 

For more information please visit: https://www.redlandsmazda.com.au/new-mazda/CX-90