Mazda has released a teaser image of the CX-60 PHEV. Scheduled to make its global premiere on 8 March 2022, the Japanese car manufacturer says its new plug-in hybrid SUV will sit at the top of its European SUV line-up. Here’s what we know so far…

“The CX-60 PHEV demonstrates Mazda’s commitment to sustainable mobility”

The CX-60 PHEV is the first of two new models from the Fuchu-based automaker’s ‘Large Product Group’ that will be introduced throughout Europe during the next two years. The CX-80, which offers a three-row seating arrangement, will join the CX-60 PHEV at a later stage. 

Spearheading Mazda’s European introduction of plug-in hybrid models, the petrol-electric SUV’s powertrain will comprise a 2.5-litre, inline-four turbocharged petrol engine and “performance-enhancing”. According to Mazda, this PHEV powertrain will produce a power output “in excess” of 224 kW.

“The powertrain will offer smooth, efficient and powerful acceleration”

“The CX-60 PHEV demonstrates Mazda’s commitment to a multi-solution approach to sustainable mobility and the principle of the right solution at the right time,” said the firm. “Mazda’s first PHEV powertrain will offer smooth, efficient and powerful acceleration giving the driver greater confidence and driving enjoyment in the widest possible range of driving scenarios.”