- CX-60 to join medium SUV segment
- Choice of three powertrains, including Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid
- Local pricing and features closer to launch
Mazda has officially taken the covers of its new CX-60, bolstering its ever-growing line-up in the SUV market.
Announced in October last year and teased just last month, the CX-60 will launch later this year as a two-row, five-seater standing between the CX-5 and CX-8 in Mazda’s local model range, bringing with it a revised design language highlighted by its new-look front and rear lights.
As well as including two straight-six engines – available in petrol or diesel – the CX-60 becomes Mazda’s first-ever plug-in hybrid, with the PHEV variant boasting power figures surpassing any other road-going model from the Japanese manufacturer.
Available in four grades, the Prime-line opens the CX-60 range with standard equipment including:
|Kinematic Posture Control (KPC)|
|Black honeycomb grille|
|Black exterior trim|
|18-inch wheels grey metallic alloy wheels|
|Eight body colours; jet black, deep crystal blue, sonic silver, platinum quartz, arctic white, rhodium white, machine grey and soul red crystal|
|Adjustable steering column with 45mm of rake, 70mm of rake movement|
|12.3-inch digital dash|
|12-inch infotainment screen|
|Eight-speaker audio system|
|Apple CarPlay/Android Auto|
Stepping up to the Exclusive-line, buyers are treated to a host of equipment upgrades, such as:
|Piano black grille|
|Piano black exterior trim|
|20-inch silver metallic alloy wheels|
|Smart keyless entry|
|Front and rear signature illumination|
|Black faux-leather interior trim with titanium piping|
|Heated steering wheel|
|10-way power adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation|
|Glove box and front footwell illumination.|
The Takumi variant scores more exclusive features, from a redesigned front end to new interior materials:
|Exclusive front bumper design|
|Bar type piano black grille|
|Front signature wings, side signatures and glazing surrounds with bright metal finish|
|20-inch black metallic diamond-cut machined alloy wheels|
|White Nappa leather interior trim with natural wood grain and high quality woven textiles|
|Maple wood trim|
|Rear footwell lighting|
|Black leather wrapped steering wheel with white stitching and power adjustment|
|Driver Personalisation System (face recognition used for seat, HUD and door mirror adjustment).|
Finally, the range-topping Homura grade gains unique features to set it apart as the flagship of the range:
|Exclusive front bumper design|
|Piano black honeycomb grille|
|Jet black signature wing and side signature plating|
|All-black door mirrors and exhaust|
|20-inch black metallic alloy wheels|
|White ambient lighting (front and rear door trim).|
Engine and drivetrain
Headline figures for the CX-60’s flagship PHEV variant come courtesy of its 2.5-litre, Skyactiv-G four-cylinder petrol engine, paired up with a 100kW electric motor and 17.8kWh battery pack to produce a total system output of 241kW and 500Nm.
These numbers not only make it the most powerful PHEV in its class – the CX-60 also becomes Mazda’s most powerful road car in its history, with the electrified drivetrain, eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system allowing the SUV to complete the 0-100km/h sprint in just 5.8 seconds.
Fuel consumption is rated at a claimed 1.5 or 1.6L/100km (depending on whether the car is specced with 18- or 20-inch wheels respectively) while Mazda also says it can achieve an electric-only driving range of up to 69 kilometres – when driving in the city with the lighter 18-inch wheels fitted.
Compatible with 220-240V AC chargers, the CX-60’s onboard battery can be charged from empty in four hours.
Specifics have not yet been released, but the new model will also be available from launch with a choice of two internal combustion engines – a 3.0-litre, straight-six Skyactiv-X petrol or a 3.3-litre, straight-six Skyactiv-D diesel, both of which will feature Mazda’s 48-volt mild-hybrid system.
Coming in to the Mazda range above the existing and popular CX-5, the CX-60 measures up at 4745 millimetres in length, 1890mm wide, 1680 mm high with a 2870mm wheelbase.
The larger overall dimensions allow for it to carry up to 570 litres in the boot with the second row of seats up, with its capacity jumping up to 1726 litres when the seats are folded flat.
According to Mazda, CX-60 offers 1504mm of shoulder room in the first row and 1441 in the second row, an increase of 44mm and 50mm respectively over the CX-5.
At its minimum weight, the CX-60 tips the scales at 1980 kilograms when fitted with 18-inch wheels, bumping up to 1995kg when the 20-inch alloys are fitted, while its maximum permissible weight remains at 2667kg.
Mazda is targeting a five-star ANCAP safety rating for the CX-60, boosted by the fitment of a centre and rear side airbags as well as a host of tech equipment, including but not limited to:
|Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert|
|Electronic brakeforce distribution|
|Dynamic stability control|
|Hill launch assist|
|Hill descent control|
|Lane keeping assist with steering assist|
|Traffic sign recognition|
|Cruise control (i-ACC); now incorporating speed limits from Traffic Sign Recognition|
|Vehicle exit warning|
|Turn across traffic assist|
|Rear emergency brake assist with pedestrian detection|
|Advanced smart city brake assist|
|Emergency lane keeping.|
Mazda is set to roll out the CX-60 in Europe from the middle of the year, after production begins in Japan on March 11, although Australian buyers will have to wait until later in the year before local pricing and features are revealed.
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