Just a few days ago, the upcoming Mazda CX-60 was spotted in public during test drives. The Japanese automaker has kept a low profile on the car so far, as it’s only the second time the SUV has been spotted in the wild. But the world premiere is imminent and the company has already released an official teaser of the CX-60, the first Mazda-branded PHEV.
While we already have an idea of what the CX-60 might look like from a virtually undisguised sighting last year, our colleagues at Bikes tries to undress the cloaked prototype.
The result is not surprising because the unofficial rendering shows an evolution of the current one Kodo-Designsprache by Mazda. The biggest difference to the current Mazda crossover models, however, is the square grille and the different daytime running lights. Here the brand had already given a foretaste on the teaser.
Apart from that, the CX-60 looks as you would expect from a Mazda. Don’t let the quad tailpipes fool you though – the ones we saw on the prototype were fake.
Despite looking like a typical Mazda, the CX-60 is meant to be very different under the skin: it rides on an all-new rear-wheel-drive platform designed for in-line engines. More importantly, the PHEV we’ve already seen is said to be rated at over 300 horsepower, according to the teaser.
The CX-60 is part of the “Big Product Group” announced in October 2021. It will have a wider counterpart dubbed the CX-70 in the US, while a larger three-row CX-80 is destined for Europe. A thicker version of the latter will also have an American counterpart and will be called the CX-90.
But before all of those cars step into the limelight, Mazda will officially unveil the CX-60 on March 8, 2022. By then we will know more about the PHEV and its technology. Perhaps the Toyota RAV4 donated the drive train here.