Mazda’s crossover blitz continues with the introduction of the all-new CX-60 for the European, Japanese and Australian markets, highlighted by the introduction of a new platform and the brand’s first straight-six petrol and diesel engines, as well as plug-in hybrid powertrains.
The measurements of the car
The two-row midsize CX-60 is slightly larger than the CX-50 introduced for North America last year. It uses Mazda’s new four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive Skyactiv scalable multi-solution architecture, measuring 4,745 mm (186.8 in) long, 1,890 mm (74.4 in) wide and 1,680 mm (66.1 in). inches) high, while it ranges 2870 mm. (112.9 in) wheelbase.
Exterior and interior design
The CX-60’s exterior is based on Mazda’s ‘Kodo-Soul of Motion’ design philosophy and sports a deeply sculpted front fascia with an aggressive rear end. The vertically stacked headlight beams and L-shaped daytime running lights catch the eye. Customers will be offered eight colors namely Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Platinum Quartz, Arctic White, Rhodium White Premium Metallic, Machine Gray and Soul Red Crystal. The CX-60 is available with 18-inch and 20-inch wheels.
Part of your cabin
Inside are a number of features unique to the CX-60. For example, it features a full TFT-LCD digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, and a large head-up display that’s three times the size of the CX-30. There’s also an intriguing Driver Personalization System that incorporates automatic driving position guidance that uses a camera to detect the position of the driver’s eyes and input information about their height to automatically adjust the seat, steering wheel, head-up display front and rear view mirrors in the perfect position.
A spacious trunk
There is also ample storage space with the CX-60. With the rear seats upright, it can carry 570 liters (20.1 cu ft) and that increases to 1,148 liters (40.5 cu ft) with the rear seats folded and 1,726 liters (60.9 cu ft) when loaded. to the roof.
Powertrains, transmissions and performance
While Mazda hasn’t confirmed details for all markets, we do know that the CX-60 will be available with three engine options in Europe. The first of these powertrains is Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid to combine a modified version of its pre-existing 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor and 17-inch lithium-ion battery. 8 kWh. The 2.5-liter engine makes 189 horsepower (141 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 192 lb-ft (261 Nm) of torque, while the electric motor adds 134 hp (100 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) extra, resulting in a combined 323 horsepower (241 kW) and 368 lb-ft (500 Nm). This makes the CX-60 PHEV the most powerful road car Mazda has ever produced.
The Japanese automaker says this variant can hit sixty miles per hour from a standstill in about 5.8 seconds and continue to a limited top speed of 124 mph or about 200 kilometers per hour. The PHEV offers up to 60 km (37 miles) of all-electric range and the battery can be fully charged in four hours using normal AC charging. Combined WLTP fuel consumption is just 1.5 l/100 km (156 US mpg) with the 18-inch wheels and 1.6 l/100 km (147 US mpg) with the 20-inch wheels.
The second powertrain option consists of a 3.0-liter e-Skyactiv X in-line six-cylinder petrol that also features a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Mazda will also sell the CX-60 with a 3.3-liter e-Skyactive D inline six-cylinder diesel engine with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology. Performance specifications for these straight-six engines have not been announced.
All Mazda CX-60 models feature a new eight-speed automatic transmission that features a multi-plate clutch and an integrated electric motor/generator that replaces a traditional torque converter. An i-Activ AWD system also comes standard. There are several driving modes available, namely Normal, Sport, Off-Road, Towing and EV. The CX-60 PHEV has a towing capacity of 2,500 kg (5,511 lb).
New suspension system
Mazda also spent a lot of time on the CX-60’s suspension system. Up front, the CX-60 features dual wishbones and a multi-link setup at the rear. Mazda says the suspension “allows drivers to experience smooth vehicle movement no matter the driving situation.” The SUV also features Mazda’s Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) that stabilizes the CX-60 under high G-forces by slightly braking the inside rear wheel to mitigate roll.
Characteristics of technology and equipment
Several safety features come standard, including Mazda’s new 360-degree view monitor, Vehicle Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Advanced Smart City Brake Assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection and Intersection Assist, Rear Emergency Brake Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist with Steering Assist and Drowsiness Detection. There is also a lane keeping assist system, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control i, hill launch assist and an emergency stop signaling system.
Prices and availability
The new CX-60 is on sale now in Europe with UK prices starting at £43,950 for the exclusive line, with Homura and Takumi trim levels priced at £46,700 and £48,050 respectively. The PHEV version is now available for order and the first deliveries are scheduled for this fall.
other models are coming
A three-row, seven-seater model called the CX-80 will follow for the same markets, while wider-body versions of both SUVs are in development for North America, where they will be called the CX-70 and CX. -90.