There Mazda CX-60 has finally arrived. Let’s talk about a new SUVthe first of two models that will arrive in Europe by 2023. The new CX-60 is important as it is also the first car of the Japanese brand equipped with a Plug-in hybrid powertrain and is set to become Mazda’s new flagship model. Let’s see all its main features.
DESIGN AND INTERIORS
Measures The new Mazda CX-60 is 4,745mm long x 1,890mm wide x 1,680mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,870mm. The trunk has a capacity of 570 liters. By folding down the rear seats, the capacity rises to 1,148 liters (1,728 liters filled to the ceiling). The new Mazda CX-60 is based on the Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture (Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture) which offers a number of enhancements to improve the SUV’s handling on the road.
The design of the new CX-60 is an evolution of the Kodo design that characterizes all Mazda cars. This model features a sculpted front and a silhouette with a long muzzle and truncated tail. The new grille stands out, designed to highlight its height much more than on other Mazdas. The design of the front headlights is also new. The arrangement features vertically developing lights and an L-shaped light signature.
The rear light signature also adopts an L-shaped design to match that of the headlights. The new Mazda CX-60 can be equipped with 18 or 20-inch alloy wheels. In total, you can choose from eight body colors: Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Platinum Quartz, Arctic White, Rhodium White Premium Metallic, Machine Gray and Soul Red Crystal.
Speaking of the interior, we find a large dashboard characterized by continuous lines that cross the side air intakes and arrive in the door trim. A choice to offer a feeling of greater space. The interior lighting also stands out, with bank-tinted LEDs on the front door trim and premium finishes such as natural wood and high-quality woven fabrics. The Mazda CX-60 medium and high-end trim levels feature a large panoramic roof as an option.
The new Mazda CX-60 can also count on a new driver personalization system which includes three functions: automatic setting for the driving position; automatic reset of settings; and assistance in entering / exiting the passenger compartment.
The automatic setting for driving position uses a camera to detect the position of the driver’s eyes and provide information about his height to estimate his physique, then automatically adjusts the seat, steering wheel, head-up display and exterior mirrors to match with the optimum position of the driver. Automatic settings reset uses facial recognition and data on more than 250 adjustments and settings stored in the vehicle – including driving position, audio controls and air conditioning – to quickly and automatically restore settings for each when the driver changes. The system can store settings for up to six people, plus guests. In addition, the entry / exit assistance function facilitates the driver’s entry and exit from the car by sliding the steering wheel and seat in order to facilitate the driver’s entry and exit from the passenger compartment.
The SUV also offers the digital instrumentation with 12.3-inch screen. Same size for the display of the infotainment system. You can also have a Head Up Display. The Mazda CX-60 is equipped of the latest version of Mazda Connectwhich includes improvements such as faster startup, better picture and sound quality, a built-in 3D gyro sensor, and a free word search feature that allows users to search for destinations by entering a combination of keywords.
Obviously, there are supports for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For lovers of sound, the SUV offers an advanced version of the Mazda Harmonic Acoustics system originally developed for the Mazda3. Alternatively, you can have a 12 speaker Bose sound system.
Finally, through theMyMazda application you can manage the new CX-60 remotely through your smartphone.
ENGINES AND SAFETY
Coming to the engines, the biggest news is the introduction of the new Plug-in powertrain which will not, however, be the only one available for this SUV. Speaking of the PHEV version, we have a four-cylinder Skyactiv-G 2.5 direct injection petrol engine with 141 kW (192 hp) and 261 Nm of torque combined with an electric unit of 100 kW (136 hp) and 250 Nm of torque. Overall, available there are 241 kW (327 hp) with 500 Nm of torque.
The performance is very good since the CX-60 reaches 200 km / h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.8 seconds. The electric motor is powered by a 17.8 kWh battery capable of offering an electric-only range of 60 km. This powertrain is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and Mazda’s i-Activ AWD all-wheel drive.
Subsequently, in addition to the PHEV model, the SUV will be offered with a six-cylinder 3.0-liter Skyactiv X petrol engine and a six-cylinder 3.3-liter Skyactiv-D diesel with two different powers. The six-cylinder in-line units are equipped with M Hybrid Boost technology, Mazda’s Mild Hybrid 48V system. In addition, they always adopt an 8-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. Of these 6-cylinder engines, for the moment, no details on specifications and performance have been provided.
The Mi-Drive system (Mazda Intelligent Drive Select) the Mazda CX-60 offers five switchable driving modes – Normal, Sport, Off-Road, Towing and EV (for PHEV only) – to optimize grip, traction, performance, handling and safety to the widest possible extent. range of driving contexts.
Speaking of safety, we find the i-Activsense driving assistance systems. Many technologies debuting on the Mazda CX-60: See-Through View, a new generation 360-degree view monitoring that expands the field of vision at low speeds; Descent Control (HDC) which assists in the safe descent from steep slopes with slippery or unpaved surfaces; Cruise Control (i-ACC), which now integrates speed limits through the traffic sign recognition system; and Vehicle Exit Warning (BSM) which warns when reversing if other road users are approaching.
Other i-Activsense systems are: Advanced Smart City Brake Assist (Advanced SCBS) with pedestrian and cyclist detection and intersection assistance function, Rear Emergency Brake Assist (SBS-R) with pedestrian recognition, Lane Keeping Assist with Steering Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) and Drowsiness Detection (DAA).
EQUIPMENT AND PRICES
The new Mazda CX-60 is available in 4 different versions: Prime-line, Exclusive-line, Takumi and Homura. The equipment is particularly rich already from the basic version. The exterior features a black honeycomb grille, full LED headlights, black bezels in the glazed areas and metallic gray 18-inch alloy wheels. The interior is finished in sturdy plastic, while the fabric upholstery is complemented by a black interior with titanium-like accents, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever. We also find electric windows, driver and front passenger seats adjustable in 6 directions, dual-zone air conditioner, 12-inch TFT color central touch screen and HMI Controller Command, DAB radio with 8 speakers, Bluetooth, Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto , satellite navigator and automatic cruise control.
The Exclusive-line trim adds a high-gloss black bar-type grille, high-gloss black bezels, 20-inch metallic silver alloy wheels, front and rear light signature, Smart Key and Winter Pack package with heated front seats, steering wheel and windshield electrically. We also have Head-Up Display (HUD), 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, front, rear and door courtesy lights, dashboard drawer and front footwell lighting.
The Takumi trim is recognized by an uniquely designed front bumper, glossy black bar-type grille, chromed metal finish for the characteristic front wings, side signatures and window frames, and 20-inch diamond-coated alloy wheels. black metallics. The specifications of the Takumi equipment match those of the Exclusive-line trim level, with the addition of rear footwell lighting and a steering wheel covered in black leather with white stitching and electric adjustment.
Finally, at the top of the range we find the Homura set-up which is characterized by the uniform external color of the bodywork. The exterior trim combines a glossy black honeycomb grille with signature wing and side emblems in Jet Black and exterior mirrors, tailpipes and 20-inch metallic black alloy wheels. The black interior features a leather upholstery. The specifications of the Homura equipment correspond to those of the Exclusive-line trim level, with the addition of rear footwell lighting and electric steering wheel adjustment.
Speaking of pricescurrently only those for the PHEV model are available. It starts from 49,950 euros.
- Mazda CX-60 PHEV Prime-line: 49,950 euros
- Mazda CX-60 PHEV Exclusive-line: 51,950 euros
- Mazda CX-60 Homura: 54,350 euros
- Mazda CX-60 Takumi: € 55.850
The presale starts immediately, with deliveries in Italy of the PHEV model starting in September. An introductory offer is also planned for the debut on our market. For contracts signed by August 31, 2022, Mazda will include the “Convenience & Sound Pack” and the “service plus 3 year” maintenance program.
[Aggiornamento 04/04/2022 con video]