New 2022 Mazda CX-60 – The long-awaited Mazda CX-60 has finally been revealed after months of speculation rear-wheel-drive successor to the mid-sized CX-5 is now named – Meet the brand new 2022 Mazda CX-60, due to be available in Australian showrooms by the end of next year.
According to rumors from Japan that the new mid-size SUV is expected to sport CX-5 or even CX-50 nameplates, Mazda has opted to use the latter nameplate for an American-only crossover, while allowing the rear-wheel-drive model to take the CX-60 designation.
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The CX-60 is only one of the four new SUVs that are based on Mazda’s most recent rear-wheel and all-wheel drive “Large” design. It is scheduled to launch between 2022 and 2023. The details are in a different story (click here for the story). As of the time of publication of this article, the ’60’ model is the only model that has been confirmed for Australia, and the business cases for the other three models are still being studied with Mazda’s regional division. The CX-60 will be available in showrooms at the end of 2022 however, a more specific date (and price) is not yet confirmed.
It is mainly marketed in European or Japanese markets that have “narrower roads and smaller parking lots” CX-60 CX-60 will have 2 rows of seats as well as a smaller, more urban-friendly footprint. European customers can choose between SkyActiv-X diesel or SkyActivX petrol inline-six engines, both with 18-volt mild-hybrid hybrid systems, believed to replace 3.0 and 3.3 Liters, respectively, and provide similar power outputs, which are around 220kW. Although the diesel engine is likely to be turbocharged, the petrol mill may remain to naturally aspirated technology (no turbo) with six cylinders that are force-inducted to be reserved exclusively for North American customers.
Plug-in hybrids are also available, built around the petrol four-cylinder engine. It’s unclear which options are available in Australia However, with the desire of local customers for performance, it’s highly likely at the very least at least one six-cylinder engine will be available from Down Under. Although spy images released in May were believed to show the brand new CX-60 (then being rumored to be sporting both the CX-5 and CX-50 badges) in the open it’s now believed that these photos show the US-market CX-50 in light of the proportions of the test car (particularly the bonnet) seem more similar to the front-wheel-drive model, as opposed to one equipped with a longitudinal engine as well as rear-wheel drive.
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Instead look for the CX-60’s style to be influenced by renderings made by highly educated Japanese magazines, including Best Car (below), that show a wider top, slimmer grille, and other differences in design. To find out everything we know about the brand new CX-60 before the announcement today (and the announcement made recently of the launch date) go here. It will be offered alongside the current mid-sized CX-5 – despite being in the same class – which has received an update to keep it current to be on display in the first quarter of 2022. Keep an eye on Drive for more information on the brand new 2022 Mazda CX-60 as its launch date in 2022 closes in.