The Mazda CX-60 has been revealed as a 323-horsepower plug-in hybrid SUV.
All-New 2022 Mazda CX-60 – Overview
While the CX-60 plug-in hybrid SUV will not be available in the United States, it is anticipated to be a close precursor to the CX-70, which will.
The CX-60, as its name suggests, is a more significant and more opulent vehicle than the CX-50, which was just unveiled.
Here are the major highlights:
- The Mazda CX-60 is a new plug-in hybrid SUV designed for the European market.
- It has a total output of 323 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque from its powertrain.
- This model will not be available in the United States, but the CX-70 will.
The CX-60 also features the company’s new design with a longitudinal engine configuration that’s meant to drive Mazda upscale.
In addition, it has a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and a 134-horsepower electric motor as standard.
The system produces 323 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, and Mazda claims that its 17.8-kWh battery pack will provide a range of 39 miles.
All-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission are standard.
The appearance of the CX-60 is a little weird from certain angles, but it appears like a larger CX-5 with more chrome overall.
The CX-70 will likely appear similar, but it will be broader and, hopefully, have a more athletic posture. The CX-60, on the other hand, has rear-wheel-drive proportions, with a long bonnet and a dash-to-axle ratio that ensure it won’t be confused with a more mainstream crossover with a transversely mounted engine and a front-wheel-drive-based platform.
Mazda’s interiors were already good, but the CX-60’s cabin seems to be a cut above the competition due to woven fabrics, Nappa leather, and wood trim for the dashboard and seats.
However, the CX-60 is a two-row vehicle, and the CX-70 is likely to be as well; a CX-90 will arrive later, with three rows of seats, and will eventually replace the CX-9.
While the CX-60 will initially only be available in Europe as a plug-in hybrid, the platform will eventually accept an inline-six engine with a 48-volt hybrid system.
Mazda has disclosed some details about its future powertrains, but we’ll have to wait until the CX-70 makes its appearance in the United States to hear more about its specifications.
In the United States, we expect the CX-70 to have this plug-in hybrid system.