Just a day after the North American-exclusive Mazda CX-50 was released, the rear-wheel drive (RWD) CX-60 was also unofficially unveiled undisguised through spy shots.
These photos are courtesy of an Instagram account called Kurdistan Automotive Blog, which shows the midsize two-row SUV that’s exclusive to Europe and Japan, apparently being shot for a television commercial. The rest of the world will get the slightly wider CX-70 in lieu of the CX-60.
Unsurprisingly, the Mazda CX-60 has a similar design theme to the CX-50, though because the North American-only CX-50’s rugged looks aim to compete with the Subaru XV Wilderness or Toyota RAV4 TRD, the CX-60’s design is more road-biased. The body cladding in this SUV is body-colored rather than black, and the signature wing grille of Mazda in this vehicle is of an angular motif.
Hinting at its RWD drivetrain, the CX-60 has a characteristically long hood that should house the straight-six engine that the company has also confirmed. Since this is the European CX-60, Mazda is adopting this SUV to have a high degree of electrification due to their stricter emissions regulations.
No interior photos of the Mazda CX-60 have been shown, though we’re definitely sure that it will be a premium and upmarket interior with plenty of soft-touch materials and leather surfaces.
With the Mazda CX-60 already undergoing promotional shooting, expect this midsize two-row crossover SUV to be unveiled sooner rather than later.