Mazda has lifted the veil off its new crossover SUV, the CX-60 as part of plan to introduce four models from a large product group before the end of the year 2023.
As a two-row mid-sized SUV, the new CX-60 features a heightened Kodo-Soul of motion design while also promising to meet the strict standards of modern society.
It measures 4,745 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width, 1,670 mm in height and with a wheelbase of 2,870 mm, the CX-60 is marginally bigger than the current-gen Mazda CX-5.
For the European market, the CX-60 is the first Mazda model to be powered by an e-Skyactiv PHEV that features a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre in-line four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor.
The power produced by the engine is rated at 141 kW and 261 Nm of torque while the electric motor on the other hand produces 100 kW and 250 Nm. The whole setup is good for a combined power output of 241 kW and 500 Nm.
The new Mazda CX-60 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.8 seconds en route to a top speed of 200 km/h. In full hybrid, it can only reach a top speed of 140 km/h, thanks to a 17.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that also gives the SUV a range of up to 63 km.
As much as it is built on the Skyactiv Multi Solution Scalable Architecture, it features the i-Activ AWD setup primarily driving the rear wheels. The transmission comes courtesy of a newly developed 8-speed automatic gearbox.
It can be had with alloys that range from 18” to 20”.
As the brand pushes towards becoming a luxury marque, the new CX-60 houses a digitised interior with fewer buttons, thanks to a 12.3” touchscreen and a digital instrument cluster.
According to reports, other markets outside of Europe will likely receive inline-six petrol and diesel powertrains that are assisted by a 48V mild-hybrid system for better fuel economy and to meet tighter emission regulations.
The new Mazda CX-60 is set to go into production this March at the Hofu Plant No. 2 in Yamaguchi prefecture and sales should begin shortly after that.