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2024 Mazda CX-60 PHEV review: Mazda’s electric upmarket gamble

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2024 Mazda CX-60 PHEV review: Mazda has been telling us for years it wants to be a premium brand. The CX-60 medium SUV is proof of that in the metal. It is the first of four SUV models it is launching to the world based on a new platform with all-new engines and featuring Mazda’s first petrol-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

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Mazda CX-60 plugs in: New flagship PHEV SUV will be “most powerful Mazda ever”

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The Mazda CX-60 PHEV will be the most powerful road Mazda ever when it arrives in Australia in the first half of 2023, with the flagship SUV to debut new electrified powertrains right across the range. litre turbo-petrol paired with a 48-volt hybrid system, delivering 209kW and 450Nm. Find out here.

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Why Mazda electric cars won’t be tackling Tesla any time soon

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Mazda says it will be offering internal combustion engined models in Australia for years to come because it anticipates the transition to electric cars to be gradual. The Japanese manufacturer also insists the time is not yet right to launch an electric model into the premium SUV space despite the overwhelming success of the Tesla Model Y.

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Mazda CX-60 PHEV to sell from $72,300 plus on-roads

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The new Mazda CX-60 plug-in hybrid EV will sell from $72,300 before on-road costs when it arrives in Australian dealerships from June 2023 – and it has its eyes on the world’s biggest luxury brands. Mazda CX-60 PHEV. litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a 100kW electric motor. PHEV the CX-60 hero.

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Mazda unplugs CX-90 PHEV for Australia, for now

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Mazda’s new three-row SUV, the premium-buyer-focused CX-90, will land in Australia without a plug-in hybrid option, with the brand instead opting for a pair of six-cylinder engines – one petrol and one diesel – instead of the Mazda CX-90 PHEV, at launch. It won’t be at launch.

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Why you’ll have to wait for new Mazda EVs: Dedicated electric vehicle platform slated for 2025

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Mazda might have recently doubled-down on its EV ambitions, but new Mazda EVs still appear to be some way off, with the brand’s dedicated EV platform not slated to appear until 2025. First to arrive will be the premium-focused CX-60 SUV , which will land in Australia in 2023 powered by a 2.5-litre

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Ford Explorer EV firms as replacement for soon-to-be-discontinued Escape SUV

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Ford has cracked the door wide open for the new Explorer EV to come to Australia following the decision to axe the Escape SUV locally. It also means Ford doesn’t have a competitor for some of the top selling vehicles in the country, including the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Nissan X-Trail.

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