The new Mazda CX-60 e-SKYACTIV PHE combines a 2.5 l gasoline engine. Direct injection four-cylinder Skyactiv-G with a 100 kW electric motor, a 17.8 kWh 355 V high-capacity battery and an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. The combination of a petrol engine and an electric motor makes it possible to develop a total power of 327 hp/241 kW and a torque of up to 500 Nm.
It is the most important model for Mazda in more than a decade and is destined to become a new reference because it represents everything that the brand has been incorporating into its DNA throughout a century: an extraordinary design both in the exterior and in the interior. the interior, finished in the best Japanese tradition, advanced human-oriented technologies and a range of state-of-the-art engines.
The new Mazda CX-60 exploits the Japanese concept of the Ma, which represents the calm and majestic beauty of empty space, and which fits perfectly with the solidity of a typical SUV architecture, with front engine and rear wheel drive.
The interior design is unmistakably Mazda, with nods to Japanese aesthetics. For example, it plays with concepts such as Kaichô, which is the mixture of different materials and textures to generate a point of irregularity, combining maple wood, nappa leather, refined Japanese fabrics and chrome details. Musubu or the art of knotting and connecting is also present, which has served as inspiration for the details of the seams on the dashboard panel.
The treatment of the maple wood moldings is inspired by the Hacho, another Japanese aesthetic concept that exploits asymmetry and intentional irregularity. The fabrics used have different fibers and patterns that respond to changes in lighting. A Japanese sewing technique, called Kakenui, has also been used, which produces ‘hanging’ seams and leaves gaps between the trim fabrics, allowing a glimpse of the material underneath.
Mazda has rethought and refined its human-centric technologies to perfect the Jinba Ittai driving experience and cater more than ever to the individual needs of each driver. Mazda’s innovative Driver Personalization System recognizes the driver and automatically adjusts the environment based on their physical characteristics and personal preferences: seating position, steering wheel, mirrors, Head Up Display, and even audio and radio settings. air conditioning.
The Mazda CX-60 e-SKYACTIV PHEV is the first in a series of plug-in hybrid models that the brand will introduce in Europe. Its motorization combines a 2.5 l gasoline engine. Direct injection four-cylinder Skyactiv-G with a 100 kW electric motor, a 17.8 kWh 355 V high-capacity battery and an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission.
The combination of a petrol and an electric motor makes possible a total power development of 241 kW/327 hp and a torque of up to 500 Nm, making the Mazda CX-60 PHEV the most powerful series production model in the world. the history of the company. Its performance is impressive, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds.
But, in addition, its environmental credentials are extraordinary. WLTP combined cycle fuel consumption is just 1.5 l/100 km. WLTP CO2 emissions in the combined cycle have been lowered to 33 g/km.
The Mazda CX-60’s e-Skyactiv electric motor offers a range of 63 km while the vehicle is traveling at less than 100 km/h. The battery is fully charged from empty in 4 hours, with a normal AC charger compatible with the 220-240 V mains.
The Skyactiv multi-solution scalable architecture of the new Mazda CX-60 incorporates important improvements that round out the dynamic behavior. For example, and in line with Mazda’s human-centric approach, body rigidity helps the driver feel the vehicle’s response immediately, without delay; the seats help the occupants to maintain their balance naturally while the car is moving; the suspension helps stabilize the vehicle’s poise, with the additional intervention of Kinematic Posture Control (KPC), a Mazda-exclusive poise control system.
The high-voltage battery has been placed between the front and rear axles, in a position as low as possible within the bodywork, so that the center of gravity is particularly low. This feature, combined with a permanent all-wheel drive system with torque transfer between axles, provides this model with extraordinary maneuverability, on a par with the best in the premium segment.
The new Mazda CX-60 is fully equipped with advanced i-Activsense driver-assistive safety technologies for exceptional active safety performance. Mazda expects the vehicle to achieve a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
There are several novelties in active safety: a 360° vision monitor that improves visibility through the vehicle during low-speed driving (See-Through View); intersection assistant (TAP); rear pedestrian detection (SBS-R); emergency lane keeping (ELK); intelligent speed assistant (i-ACC) and assistance function when leaving the cabin (BSM Vehicle Exit Warning).
The launch of this model is a very important step for Mazda towards its goal of fully decarbonizing its range by 2050. In the coming years, it will continue to adopt electrification technologies in a wide range of new products. The Mazda MX-30 e-SKYACTIV R-EV will complement its all-electric operation with a rotary motor that will be used to generate electricity and offer unlimited range. In 2023, Mazda plans to launch a new model larger than the Mazda CX-60, with three rows of seats.
In total, Mazda will introduce five new electrified products with its multi-solution architecture over the next three years. Beyond 2025, the brand will launch a new SKYACTIV EV Scalable Architecture: an advanced technology that will allow Mazda to build electric models for all segments using a common platform.