Mazda is preparing for the next addition to the crossover line. Next in line is a large all-terrain vehicle CX-60, which will be the firstborn of the Large Product Group line of “big products” announced in the fall on a new rear-wheel-drive platform. The first teaser was published by the European division, and the local market, along with the Japanese one, will become the main one for the novelty. In addition, Mazda revealed some technical details and called the premiere date — March 8, 2022.
The appearance of the car is no longer a secret: in November last year, the CX-60 was filmed without camouflage during the filming of an advertising video. It was designed in the corporate style of the Japanese brand, but with some features — an elongated hood, as well as diode strips of daytime running lights that “cut into” the frame of the radiator grille.
The CX-60 will become a large and expensive crossover, which will be based on a new architecture with a longitudinal motor arrangement, a main rear-wheel drive, and a front axle coupling.
In Europe, it is planned to sell it in a plug-in hybrid version — there was no such model in the Mazda line before. The unit will include a gasoline “four” 2.5 and an electric motor, the total output of which will exceed 300 horsepower. At the same time, the crossover will comply with strict European economic standards, Mazda says.
In addition, the engine range of the novelty will include inline six-cylinder engines — gasoline Skyactiv-X and diesel Skyactiv-D, a pair of which will be a 48-volt starter generator. Such options will appear on both the European and Japanese markets.
The CX-60 in the Large Product Group line will be followed by the seven-seat CX-80, which will also be sold in Europe over the next two years. For the USA, Mazda has other models in store — the CX-70 and the three-row CX-90, both with a wider body compared to European novelties.
Source: Mazda Europe