Ant Anstead and Hiroyuki Sanada study the ins and outs of Mazda’s 2024 CX-90

Mazda is getting ready to launch a flagship SUV on the finish of this month within the type of the 2024 CX-90.

Lately, superstar mechanic Ant Anstead and actor and martial arts knowledgeable Hiroyuki Sanada have been invited to take a look at the SUV and study most of the motivations behind its design, which Mazda has highlighted in a teaser video launched on Thursday.

The video supplies various revealing appears on the CX-90 which is proven in Artisan Pink—a brand new shade that Mazda is reserving for autos within the automaker’s Massive Product Group. The group additionally features a CX-60 compact crossover bought abroad, and is predicted to ultimately embody a CX-70 crossover that we’ll see within the U.S.

Autos within the Massive Product Group are all primarily based on Mazda’s newly developed rear-wheel-drive platform with longitudinal engine mounting. Additionally they function Mazda’s new inline-6 engines, with the CX-90 confirmed to be receiving a turbocharged 3.3-liter model of the inline-6, rated at 340 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, or greater than any earlier manufacturing Mazda. The CX-90 may even supply a plug-in hybrid powertrain, although Mazda is but to element the setup.

The video additionally confirms the addition of Mazda’s Kinematic Posture Management (KPC) system for the CX-90. Launched on the 2022 MX-5 Miata, KPC is an digital function designed to enhance stability throughout cornering. Just like brake-based torque vectoring programs, KPC intelligently applies brake drive to restrict physique roll by corners in addition to enhance grip.

The CX-90 is predicted to start out gross sales within the spring. It’s confirmed to be greater than any earlier Mazda, together with the CX-9 that measures 199.4 inches in size. It is not clear whether or not the CX-90 will substitute the CX-9 or function a premium various, although. Each SUVs might stay within the lineup, simply as Mazda sells the newer CX-50 alongside the older CX-5.