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Flagship Mazda CX-60 PHEV to begin European SUV offensive

Teaser image: Mazda CX-60 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV

Mazda has revealed that its new CX-60 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will be the first of two new models to join its model range as part of a European SUV offensive.

The new addition to the Japanese line-up – set to be officially unveiled on March 8 – will become its flagship vehicle ahead of the later arrival of the larger CX-80.

Mazda said in a statement issued this morning (February 8) that the CX-60 will feature a 2.5 litre, straight-four petrol engine alongside a “performance-enhancing electric motor” to deliver a power output of over 300PS.

It added: “The CX-60 PHEV demonstrates Mazda’s commitment to a multi-solution approach to sustainable mobility and the principal of the right solution at the right time.

“It will be joined in the future by the CX-80 which will feature three-row seating.”

This month Mazda launched an updated version of the CX-5 SUV.

Among the model’s updates comes the introduction of Mazda Intelligent Drive select (Mi-Drive) and a series of exterior styling changes.

This year will also see the introduction of a new Mazda 2. Introduced through a partnership with Toyota, the hybrid model will be the brand’s second electrified model, following the MX-30 electric vehicle (EV).

Before the end of 2022, Mazda will also launch a new version of the MX-30 that combines a petrol range extender with the existing electric powertrain.

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

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

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