New PHEV SUV’s And Range Extender MX-30 To Be Launched By Mazda From 2022

Mazda will expand its SUV lineup in 2022 with two new plug-in hybrid models and a range-extension version of the MX-30 electric car.

The new CX-60 and CX-80 will be available in Europe over the next two years, bringing two-row and three-row formats to the brand's extensive product lineup.

The new models will sit above the existing SUV lineup, which includes the CX-5 and CX-30, and will pave the way for the European introduction of plug-in hybrid models powered by straight-four petrol engines and an electric motor.

Mazda's new-generation straight-six Skyactiv-X petrol engine and Skyactiv-D diesel engine will also be available, both of which will be combined with a 48V mild hybrid system and are said to provide "high output with excellent environmental performance."

Mazda has also confirmed that it will launch a range-extended version of the MX-30 electric SUV with a rotary engine in the first half of 2022. The model, which is based on the CX-30, was designed from the start with a small rotary engine under the hood, but plans had been put on hold.

Mazda is expanding its lineup outside of Europe with new CX-70 and CX-90 SUVs, as well as a CX-50 model from its small platform group, which will be available in the United States and a number of other markets.

Longer-term plans call for the carmaker to launch a number of new products on a new EV-specific platform beginning in 2025, in support of its goal of electrifying its entire lineup by 2030.