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The Mazda CX-60 PHEV will produce ‘over 300hp’

New flagship CX-60 SUV will be Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid, comes with much power

Published: 08 Feb 2022

This isn’t Mazda’s first plug-in car: strangely the Japanese firm bucked the trend by going fully electric with the MX-30 before considering a charging socket and a fuel filler cap.

But that’s about to change with the arrival of the CX-60 PHEV, described as the brand’s new ‘flagship’ SUV and due to be launched on 8 March.

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According to Mazda it’ll run a 2.5-litre, straight-four petrol engine in conjunction with a single electric motor. The result? More than 300hp, which - just to be pedantic - means at least 296bhp.

That’s about it on the details front. Mazda says the CX-60 will be the first of two new cars being added to its ‘Large Product Group’ over the next couple of years, the other newbie being the CX-80 SUV.

The latter will get a third row of seats, putting it in the same league as the Volvo XC90, Kia Sorento, Peugeot 5008, Skoda Kodiaq and Seat Tarraco, to name but a few.

Other ‘wide body’ members of the LPG gang include the CX-70 and CX-90, but they’re intended for other markets so don’t expect to find any in Europe.

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More info and pics to come in the near future. In the meantime, what do we think of the, er… driver’s side headlight? No, you’re clutching at straws.

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