Published on February 9th, 2022 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Mazda CX-60 PHEV Coming Next Month With Over 300 hp
That kind of power AND rear-wheel drive? Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid is definitely no slouch
Back in October 2021, Mazda announced that it would expand its SUV/crossover lineup with five new models – the CX-50, CX-60, CX-70, CX-80 and CX-90.
We’ve seen the CX-50 in all its glory just a month after the announcement was made and now, Mazda has released a teaser for the next model in line, namely the CX-60. According to the Japanese automaker, its latest offering is set to be revealed in full on 8 March.
Unlike the CX-50, which belongs to the Small Product Group (alongside the CX-30 and Mazda3) and is developed exclusively for the North American market, the CX-60 comes under the brand’s Large Group Product and is destined for the European and Japanese markets.
Not much of the CX-60 is shown in the short teaser video, save for a glimpse of its headlamp, grille and side profile. That being said, the SUV had already been leaked online in November last year, so this teaser is essentially just a confirmation that the front end design seen in the leak is accurate.
Technical details remain scarce but Mazda has confirmed that the CX-60 will be its first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model. It will come with a petrol 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that is combined with an electric motor to produce a total system output of more than 300 hp.
In addition, the CX-60 will also reportedly offer six-cylinder Skyactive-X and Skyactive-D versions with 48V mild-hybrid systems. It has been said that it will come standard with rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive likely to be available optionally.