Mazda is preparing for the imminent debut of the first crossover on a new rear-wheel drive platform, called the CX-60 PHEV. Meanwhile, prototypes of the machine are actively being tested in Germany.
One of these prototypes was captured by Autocar’s photo spies. As you can see, the car has a dense camouflage, so you won’t be able to see the details. However, something interesting is still noticeable – this is a four-pipe exhaust system. However, this is just a sham, as the real exhaust is on the right.
The main question that these photos have given rise to is where is the charging port located? In many hybrids, it is located on the front right wing, but it is not here. It can be assumed that it was installed on the front left fender, or even hidden in some unexpected place, as was done on the Mercedes-AMG SL PHEV.
The power plant of the novelty will include a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, with which an electric motor will work. The total power will be about 300 horsepower. According to the manufacturer, the car meets all European environmental standards. Following him, Mazda will bring the three-row CX-80 SUV to the market.
Both models will be on sale within two years. In the US market, the first-born on a rear-wheel drive platform will be the hybrid CX-70. It will differ from the European CX-60 PHEV only in larger dimensions. A three-row crossover is also planned, it will be called the CX-90, and, as many have probably already guessed, it will become an analogue of the CX-80, but in a larger dimension.
By 2025, the company intends to introduce three new electric vehicles that will be built on the new Skyactiv EV Scalable Architecture modular platform. So far, the only electric car in the brand’s lineup is the Mazda MX-30 crossover.