Mazda CX-60 Revealed as a 323-HP Plug-in-Hybrid SUV
That is the primary automobile to experience on Mazda’s new longitudinal platform, and the U.S. will finally get a associated crossover mannequin referred to as the CX-70.
The primary automobile to experience on Mazda’s new platform is right here. Whereas this CX-60 plug-in-hybrid SUV received’t be coming to the U.S., it possible offers a detailed preview of the upcoming CX-70 that may make its approach to our shores.
As its identify would counsel, the CX-60 is bigger and extra luxurious than the just lately revealed CX-50. The CX-60 additionally makes use of the corporate’s new structure with a longitudinal engine structure that’s meant to push Mazda upscale. It comes commonplace with a plug-in-hybrid powertrain that makes use of a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and a 134-horsepower electrical motor. The system’s complete output is 323 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, and Mazda claims it’ll have an electrical vary of 39 miles because of its 17.8-kWh battery pack. An eight-speed automated transmission and all-wheel drive are commonplace.
The CX-60’s styling is a bit awkward from sure angles however total seems to be like a bigger CX-5 with extra chrome. We anticipate the CX-70 to look comparable, however it will likely be a bit wider and—we hope—have a extra athletic stance. However even on the CX-60, the rear-wheel-drive-esque proportions are clear, because it has a protracted hood and a dash-to-axle ratio that guarantee it received’t be mistaken for a extra mainstream crossover with a a transversely mounted engine and a front-wheel-drive-based platform.
Mazda’s interiors had been already good, however the CX-60’s cabin seems to be to be a degree above present choices because of elegant supplies for the dashboard and seats together with woven textiles, Nappa leather-based, and wooden trim. The CX-60 is a two-row mannequin and the CX-70 possible shall be too; a CX-90 will observe afterward and we anticipate that mannequin to have three rows of seats and finally substitute the present CX-9.
Whereas the CX-60 is launching in Europe solely with this plug-in-hybrid configuration initially, this platform will finally help an inline-six engine with a 48-volt hybrid system. Mazda has launched some data on its upcoming powertrains however we’ll have to attend for the CX-70’s debut to be taught extra about this engine’s U.S. specs. We anticipate the CX-70 to supply this plug-in-hybrid setup within the U.S. as effectively.