Mazda Motor Europe has today premiered the First-Ever Mazda CX-60, a new crossover SUV. The First-Ever Mazda CX-60 is the first of Mazda’s Large Product group models with greatly enhanced driving pleasure, environmental and safety performance.
Mazda plans to introduce four new SUV models from its Large Product group across the globe by the end of 2023, helping Mazda to meet the varied needs of its customers in different markets around the world.
Offering outstanding environmental and safety performance, First-Ever Mazda CX-60 is a two-row, mid-sized SUV with a focus on “driving entertainment”. Mazda’s human-centric design philosophy means that the driver will enjoy every journey in the Mazda CX-60, no matter the distance.
The European specification of the First-Ever Mazda CX-60 revealed today is equipped with e-Skyactiv PHEV. The powertrain is Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid system, which uses a 2.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor. Order acceptance for the model started on March 8 in Europe and the sales start is slated for mid-year.
Mazda will begin production of the First-Ever Mazda CX-60 at Hofu Plant No. 2 in Yamaguchi prefecture on March 11, 2022. The Japanese specification model will be introduced in early April.
The all-new Mazda CX-60 introduces the company’s first plug-in full hybrid technology to the European SUV market. Expanding Mazda’s SUV line-up, the all-new Mazda CX-60 is the first of two new models from the company’s Large Product group to be introduced throughout Europe during the next two years.
Demonstrating Mazda’s commitment to a multi-solution approach to sustainable mobility and the principal of the right solution at the right time, the Mazda CX-60 meets the growing needs of the segment with a wider choice of SUVs combining the latest environmental performance with the driving pleasure inherent in every Mazda.
Showcasing the company’s first plug-in full hybrid powertrain, Mazda’s new flagship model, the Mazda CX-60 PHEV, represents everything that Mazda has built into its DNA over the last 100 years, from outstanding exterior and interior design to the finest Japanese craftsmanship, the latest innovations in human-centric technologies and world-leading powertrains
The imposing strength of the Mazda CX-60’s beautiful and dynamic styling conveys the intelligence and elegance of the latest developments in Kodo design woven into the toughness of the striking front-engine, rear-wheel drive SUV architecture.
The elegant, premium quality interior design mixes different materials and textures such as maple wood, nappa leather, uniquely worked Japanese textiles, chrome details, and a specially detailed instrument panel stitching.
Human-centric technologies have been rethought and refined to perfect the Jinba-Ittai driving experience and, more than ever, meet the individual needs of the driver. The ground-breaking Mazda Driver Personalisation System will recognise the occupant of the driver’s seat and automatically adjust the surroundings – seat position, steering wheel, mirrors, HUD, even the sound and climate control settings – to fit their physique as well as their personal preferences.
The Mazda CX-60 PHEV spearheads the European introduction of plug-in hybrid models with a powertrain which combines a Skyactiv-G 2.5, four-cylinder direct injection petrol with a large, 100 kW electric motor and a 355V, 17.8 kWh high-capacity battery.
This combination of engine and motor delivers a total system output of 327 PS/241 kW and abundant torque of 500 Nm, making it the most powerful road car Mazda has ever produced. The Mazda CX-60 PHEV delivers highly impressive performance, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds, and on to a limited maximum speed of 200 km/h.
Conversely, and most notably when running on electric motor power alone, the new Mazda PHEV displays outstanding environmental credentials. WLTP combined fuel consumption is just 1.5-1.6 l/100 km, and WLTP combined CO2 emissions only 33-37 g/km.