Published on April 11th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mazda CX-60 SUV Makes Its Appearance To Rival The BMW X3 PHEV
This CX-60 is said to enhance driving pleasure, outstanding environmental and safety performance.
So, it looks that Japanese auto manufacturer, Mazda is serious about knocking on the doorstep of the established European brands, especially the German auto brands.
For the past decade we have seen Mazda move its product lineup away from its Japanese rivals with re-engineered petrol and diesel engines. Mazda engineers also worked at getting delivering a premium ‘European’ driving feel which was their G-Vectoring Control Plus system that improved handling and returned a ‘heavy’ sporty steering feedback.
Then came their up-market cabin look and feel in even their most basic models, like the Mazda2 compact hatchback As the years progressed they started taking their even more utilitarian models like the Mazda BT-50 pickup truck and giving them premium touch and feel points inside the cabin which in Mazda ‘speak’ is Kodo design and also on the exterior.
They wanted to get closer to European brands that have dominated the term ‘luxury premium’ motoring. At Pounds Sterling 43,950, this plug-in hybrid Mazda competes directly with the BMW X3 xDrive 30e PHEV which is a little more at Pounds Sterling 47,565.
By the way, interesting fact, this is Mazda’s FIRST rear wheel drive SUV.
PRESS RELEASE: On March 8, Mazda Motor Europe unveiled its new crossover SUV, the CX-60. It is the first of Mazda’s Large Product group models, offering significantly enhanced driving pleasure and environmental and safety performance. This is also the first time the vehicle’s full appearance has been made public.
The all-new Mazda CX-60 will arrive in the UK this autumn to expand Mazda’s award-winning SUV range.
Joining the British motoring line-up above the ever-popular 2022 Mazda CX-5, the Mazda CX-60 flagship SUV is launched with Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid technology powertrain, which combines a Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a 100 kW electric motor and a 17.8 kWh high-capacity battery.
This combination of engine and motor delivers a total system output of 327ps and an abundant torque output of 500Nm – making it the most powerful road car Mazda has ever produced. Mazda’s first PHEV also displays outstanding environmental credentials with WLTP combined fuel consumption of 188mpg and WLTP combined CO2 emissions of only 33g/km.
The Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv PHEV offers 39 miles of combined electric motor-powered driving with the vehicle running at 62mph or less and 42 miles of city EV range, while the performance of the combined drivetrain delivers a 0-62mph performance of just 5.8 seconds.
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 by combining strong environmental performance with the driving pleasure inherent in every Mazda.
The all-new 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, plus 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.
Offered in the UK in three highly specified trim grades: Exclusive-Line, Homura and Takumi, customer choice is further enhanced with the ability to add two option packs across all grades: Convenience Pack and Driver Assistance Pack, with a Comfort Pack available on Exclusive-Line. An additional option to specify a Panoramic roof on Homura and Takumi models is also unique to the CX-60.