Mazda has unveiled the all-new 2024 CX-90 three-row utility, touted as the brand’s flagship SUV and packing some interesting features.

This is the first CX-90 and, as such, it’s built on an all-new platform and boasts an all-new design (though you’ll pick up on the defining Mazda styling cues). The CX-90 features two available power plants, a plug-in (PHEV) variant and a mild-hybrid inline-six cylinder.

Yes, the CX-90 is powered by a new 3.3-liter inline-six engine, turbocharged to the effect of 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque (when using premium fuel). This engine also features Mazda’s “M-Hybrid Boost,” their version of a mild hybrid system. The electric motor, mounted between the engine and transmission, helps smooth out acceleration from a stop, as well as benefits to efficiency.

The inline-six is joined by a new e-Skyactiv plug-in (PHEV) powertrain “tuned specifically for the North American market,” according to official press materials. Leading the charge is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, paired up with an electric motor and 17.8 kWh battery. This results in 323 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque (again, with premium fuel).

All CX-90 powertrains benefit from standard all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as Mazda’s Kinematic Posture Control– a software feature first debuted on the MX-5 Miata, said to enhance grip and minimize body lift in tight corners. Mazda claims a focus was put on optimizing body rigidity, suspension and seat design in a way that provides “better balance, control and confidence” in a variety of situations. Our experience in Mazdas of all kinds usually emulates that– a sporty, controlled feeling on the road, and it sounds as if the CX-90 will live up to that.

And speaking of the seats, the interior of the CX-90 absolutely displays the flagship vibes Mazda is going for. Self-described as expansive and modern, the cabin introduces various materials like Nappa leather, wood and tone-on-tone fabrics for a premium fit inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics. For example, the dashboard incorporates hanging stitches, inspired by hand-bookbinding and an intricate Japanese weaving technique, Kumihimo. But speaking to the “utility” side of things, the CX-90 features three rows of seating, capable of holding up to eight occupants. Second-row captains chairs are available, and the third-row can be equipped with either two or three seats.

Of course, technology is ever-present in this new model. Driver’s can opt for an available 12.3-inch display for their infotainment, and an “Active Driving Display” serves as an available head-up unit, the largest in a Mazda so far. Other accouterments include available wireless device charging and an optional 12-speaker Bose audio system. Mazda’s i-Activsense safety suite is also standard.

No word on pricing just yet, though we’re sure more details will emerge late this year. Stay tuned to MotorWeek for more!