Mazda CX-60 interior teased in latest image

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Mazda’s new SUV flagship will have an interior inspired by the ideas of Kaichō, with several premium materials.

The interior of the upcoming Mazda CX-60 SUV has been previewed by the Japanese company ahead of the model’s full reveal on 8 March. Mazda Australia is planning on launching the CX-60 locally towards the end of 2022.

The preview image shows the CX-60’s dashboard centrepiece with soft fabrics. Mazda claims the model’s interior will be a “totally new experience” for both drivers and passengers.

Mazda also suggests the interior will be inspired by the ideas of Kaichô, which it describes as “the harmony which comes from mixing different materials and textures.”

The model will be decidedly premium inside, with maple wood, Japanese textiles, chrome detailing and Musubu – binded textiles for the instrument panel stitching.

The CX-60 will be the first plug-in hybrid that Mazda has launched. A prototype of the CX-60 was previously spotted out on the road in the run-up to its unveiling.

Despite the camouflage, its relationship to the CX-5 is clear from similar design treatments at the front and rear, though the bonnet appears to be notably longer, and the quad-exit exhaust hints at its enhanced performance potential. There will also be the smaller CX-50 launching in the US.

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The CX-60 will be followed by a larger CX-80 – which will add a third row of seats – and the new range-extender version of the Mazda MX-30 EV, which will use a small rotary petrol engine as a power generator.

Official details of the CX-60 remain thin on the ground, but Mazda has confirmed that it will pair a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor for a combined power output of more than 220kW.

What’s unclear is whether that 2.5-litre engine will be the car maker’s own Skyactiv unit, as deployed in the Mazda CX-5, or the engine from technical partner Toyota that produces 225kW.

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