Prior to its June 2023 Australian arrival, local pricing and specifications for the 2023 Mazda CX-60 have finally been confirmed. Priced from $59,800 plus on-road costs and offering three models with three different drivetrains, the CX-60 is the first step of Mazda’s premium push in Australia, with other new models like the incoming CX-90 due in the coming years. It will sit above the popular CX-5 in the Mazda range, and will compete with cars like the Volvo XC60, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, BMW X3 and Audi Q5.
Commenting on the new flagship model’s significance, Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi said: “The Mazda CX-60 is more than an exciting new SUV; it’s the evolution of Mazda Premium – a high-quality concentration of design, driving dynamics, technology and comfort developed around our customers and what they want from a mid-sized SUV.”
Measuring 4,715mm long, 1,885mm wide, 1,680mm high and with a 2,870mm long wheelbase, the 2023 Mazda CX-60 measures 165mm longer, 45mm wider, the same height and has a 170mm-longer wheelbase than the CX-5 that sits below it. Its boot measures 477-litres with the rear seats up. Petrol and diesel CX-60s have a space-saver spare wheel – the plug-in hybrid has a repair kit instead.
Those dimensions makes the CX-60 roughy the same size as the Volvo XC60 – the Volvo is 6mm shorter in length, 22mm less tall and has a 5mm-shorter wheelbase, but is 114mm wider than the CX-60. Its boot is also slightly larger at 505L with the rear seats up.
In Australia, three powertrains will be available for the 2023 Mazda CX-60: a mild-hybrid 3.3-litre turbocharged 3.3-litre inline-six cylinder petrol engine making 209kW of power and 450Nm of torque, a mild-hybrid 3.3-litre turbocharged six-cylinder diesel making 187kW of power and 550Nm of torque and a 2.5-litre plug-in hybrid making 241kW of power and 500Nm of torque. All models are matched to a new eight-speed automatic transmission, and all feature a rear-biased all-wheel drive system as standard. The petrol can tow 2,500kg braked and the diesel 2,000kg.
With the six-cylinder petrol engine, the CX-60 is capable of a claimed 6.9-second 0-100km/h sprint time, while the six-cylinder diesel does the same in 7.3 seconds. The fuel consumption for the petrol engine is yet to be confirmed, but Mazda says that it is much better than the turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the CX-5, which is rated at 8.2L/100km on the combined cycle. The diesel, meanwhile, is rated at just 4.9L/100km and 128g/km of CO2 – amazing figures considering the CX-60’s size and weight.
The plug-in hybrid is Mazda’s first drivetrain of the type, and combines a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with a 100kW electric motor. The electric motor draws power from a 17.8kWh battery, and offers a claimed 76km of all-electric range. Its claimed 0-100km/h sprint time is just 5.9 seconds and its fuel consumption is rated at 2.1L/100km on the combined cycle. The plug-in hybrid can be fully charged in 2.5 hours using a 7.2kW AC charger.
Standard equipment on the entry-level 2023 Mazda CX-60 Evolve (from $59,800 plus on-road costs) includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic all-LED lighting with auto wipers, keyless entry and start with a remote tailgate, heated/auto-folding/auto-dimming mirrors, synthetic leather upholstery with eight-way manually adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control with rear air vents, a 10.25-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation, an eight-speaker sound system, a 7.0-inch digital driving display, a wireless phone charger, four USB-C ports and a cargo net.
The plug-in hybrid Evolve adds a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and a 1,500W rear AC power outlet.
Safety equipment includes eight airbags (including a front centre unit), auto emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian, cyclist and intersection assistance, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, blind-spot monitoring with safe exit warning, rear cross-traffic alert, auto high beam, a heads-up display, low speed rear automatic braking, traffic sign recognition, driver fatigue monitoring, a 360-degree parking camera and front and rear parking sensors.
The mid-spec CX-60 GT (from $67,800 plus on-road costs) adds a ‘dark’ exterior theme with gloss black 20-inch alloy wheels and exterior mirrors, dark badging and lighting elements, body-coloured lower cladding, leather upholstery with 10-way electrically adjustable front seats, heated front and outboard rear seats, a heated steering wheel with electric adjustment, a hands-free tailgate, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, a panoramic sunroof, dual-12.3-inch infotainment and driver’s display screens and automatic adjustment of the driver’s personalisation settings.
Finally, the top-spec CX-60 Azami (from $74,154 plus on-road costs) adds different 20-inch wheels, Matrix LED headlights with adaptive high beam, front cross-traffic alert, lane trace assist, black nappa leather upholstery, wool dashboard trim, LED ambient interior lighting, leather door trim, ventilated front seats, a frameless interior mirror, a see-through function for the 360-degree camera, bright exterior badging and automatic seating position adjustment for the driver.
Optionally available for the Evolve and GT is the Vision Technology Pack ($2,000), which adds: lane trace assist, Matrix LED headlights (GT only), the ‘see-through’ function for the 360-degree camera, the larger 12.3-inch digital driver’s display (Evolve petrol and diesel only – it’s already standard on the Evolve PHEV and all GTs), driver monitoring and front cross-traffic alert.
The $4,000 Luxury Pack (Evolve only) adds: the content of the Vision Technology Pack, plus leather upholstery, heated front seats, 10-way driver/6-way front passenger electric seat adjustment with driver’s memory and exterior mirror memory.
The $2,000 Takumi Pack (Azami only) adds: a bright decoration panel, a cloth dashboard panel with ‘Kakenui’ stitching, white Maple wood console panelling and white Nappa leather upholstery or buyers can choose the $2,000 SP Pack for the Azami, which adds dark exterior finishes from the GT, like the 20-inch alloy wheels, side signature, front bumper with honeycomb grille and exterior mirrors, as well as a suede dashboard panel, tan Nappa leather upholstery and a two-tone steering wheel.
Pricing for the CX-60’s colour range is yet to be confirmed, but ‘Jet Black’, ‘Deep Crystal Blue’, ‘Sonic Silver’, ‘Machine Grey’, ‘Soul Red Crystal’, ‘Platinum Quartz’ and ‘Rhodium White’ will be available.
2023 Mazda CX-60 pricing (plus on-road costs):
- Evolve petrol: $59,800
- Evolve diesel: $61,800
- Evolve plug-in hybrid: $72,300
- GT petrol: $67,800
- GT diesel: $69,800
- GT plug-in hybrid: $80,492
- Azami petrol: $74,154
- Azami diesel: $75,000
- Azami plug-in hybrid: $87,252
- Vision Technology Pack (Evolve and GT): $2,000
- Luxury Pack (Evolve): $4,000
- Takumi Pack (Azami): $2,000
- SP Pack (Azami): $2,000
- Premium paint: $TBC
The 2023 Mazda CX-60 is available to order now and the first orders will arrive in Australia in June 2023. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.
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