The Mazda CX-60 has officially been teased, which will be the first vehicle to be unveiled under the brand’s Large Product Group. Vehicles under this category will be the highly-anticipated range of Mazda’s new rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles, and it will also spawn their first-ever plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).
Mazda has officially confirmed that the CX-60 will come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that’s mated to an electric motor. Its combined output will be more than 300 horsepower. No transmission has been revealed yet, but we hope that it won’t be the brand’s six-speed automatic anymore as this transmission is getting long in the tooth.
In addition, a teaser video has also been released, which showcases some of the CX-60’s details. The LED headlights feature a new design element for Mazda, wherein the daytime running lights stretch into the grille. Its side profile has also been shown for a few seconds, and it looks typical for a Mazda crossover SUV.
These teasers confirm the leaks from last November. At least in these photos, the variant that’s shown here does not sport any black plastic cladding, which is unlike the rugged looks of the recently-unveiled CX-50. The CX-60 also has a long hood and angular front fascia, plus there’s also a faux side vent which we’re not exactly keen on.
While only the plug-in hybrid has been officially confirmed, for now, it’s also expected to be powered by Mazda’s upcoming range of straight-six engines, as announced last year.
The Mazda CX-60 will officially be unveiled on March 8, and this will be exclusive to Europe, Japan, and the rest of the world. A three-row version will debut as the CX-80, which will also be unique to regions where the CX-60 will be sold. North America, on the other hand, will get the slightly larger CX-70 and CX-90 two- and three-row SUVs.