New Mazda PHEVs Are On The Way

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Mazda will add the new CX-60 crossover and the bigger CX-80 SUV to its European SUV lineup starting in 2022. The two new models will be part of Mazda's 'Large Product' group and will sit above the current CX-5 in the brand's redesigned lineup. The new enhancements will not immediately replace that model, which was recently upgraded.

Mazda's initial plug-in hybrid vehicles for the European market will be the CX-60 and CX-80, which will have two and three rows of seats, respectively.

An in-line four-cylinder petrol engine plus an electric motor will power it. The all-new Skyactiv-X straight-six petrol and Skyactiv-D diesel engines will also be available, with a 48V mild-hybrid element incorporated for lower emissions and enhanced performance.

Mazda will soon begin selling the MX-30 electric SUV's long-awaited range-extender variant. With a low-output rotary petrol engine that tops up the battery as needed, this will come in the first half of 2022. It will be the first time rotary combustion technology has been used in a mass-produced vehicle since Mazda's RX-8 coupé debuted in 2012.

The larger CX-70 and CX-90 will be introduced to the US and Canadian markets by the Japanese company. In some non-European locations, a smaller CX-50 will also be introduced. Mazda will also introduce its first custom EV architecture in 2025, which will underpin a variety of vehicles as the company strives to electrify its whole lineup by 2030.

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