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Mazda confirms model names of expanded European SUV line-up

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Mazda Motor Company has announced plans to expand its SUV line-up from 2022 onwards.

Two new models from the company’s product group, the Mazda CX-60 and Mazda CX-80, will be introduced throughout Europe during the next two years.

Featuring two-row and three-row seating respectively, the CX-60 and CX-80 will spearhead the European introduction of plug-in hybrid models with straight-four gasoline engines combined with an electric motor.

The new generation straight-six Skyactiv-X petrol engine and Skyactiv-D diesel engine will also be introduced in combination with a 48V mild hybrid system.

At the same time, new CX-70 and CX-90 wide-bodied models, and the CX-50 from the small platform group, will be launched in the US and some other non-European markets.

During the first half of 2022, a new version of Mazda’s first mass-production electric vehicle (EV), the MX-30, will be introduced that incorporates electrification technologies using Mazda’s rotary engine as a generator.

From around 2025, the company will introduce several new products on a new EV-dedicated platform.

With the introduction of these models, Mazda said it is on track to complete the electrification of its complete range by 2030.

Alongside the new models, the Mazda CX-5, which has been recently updated, remains one of the core models driving Mazda’s business globally, it said.

Mazda said the CX-5, and other models such as the CX-30, will continue to play a key role in Mazda’s crossover SUV line-up.

The new European models will create ‘positive business growth’ over the medium-to-long term, said the manufacturer.

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