Fully uncovered videos like this rarely occur, so this could well be staged or just a lack of security at the shooting location. Right after unveiling the 2023 Mazda CX-50 for the North American market, a video has emerged on Youtube revealing the upcoming Mazda CX-60.
Uploaded by CSK Review Channel, the pair of completely undisguised new Mazda CX-60 in white and red were caught in action for a production of a commercial or internal company video. Design-wise, the front resembles all current-generation Mazda designs, with a large grille and wings that flow into the headlamps.
When viewed from the side, the window surround and D-pillar strongly follow the form of the latest Mazda CX-50. The body-coloured wheel arches and lower body panels remind of us the facelifted Mazda CX-5. However, a point of interest is the size of the front fender and the accompanying decorative trim.
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The distance between the front wheels to the front doors look a lot longer than the existing SUV models, even compared to the larger Mazda CX-8 and CX-9 models. Analysis by drive.com.au pointed out that this longer ‘axle-to-dash’ ratio confirms that the powertrain is mounted longitudinally or front-to-rear, as seen in key rear-wheel drive vehicles such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.
Apart from switching to a predominantly rear-wheel drive powertrain layout, Mazda has also earmarked their new six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with electrification for this new range of large SUVs that are made up of two-row (CX-60) and three-row (CX-80) interior spaces, with the North American market having wider designs (CX-70 and CX-90 respectively).
Looking at how complete the vehicles are in the video shoot, the preview of the new Mazda CX-60 could be as soon as spring of 2022 in at least the European market.
Note: The video by CSK Review has been taken down.