Published on February 17th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
RHD Mazda CX-60 For UK Market Debuts With 2.5L PHEV Configuration
This Mazda CX-60 might be the configuration Malaysians can expect.
If you’re happy with your Mazda CX-5 but are looking for something that’s just a rung above, the CX-60 might just be the perfect upgrade. Malaysian customers might be wondering which new powertrain the CX-60 will be specified with for Malaysia and the UK market might be a good place to look for a clue.
In the UK, the Mazda CX-60 has just debuted with a plug-in hybrid powertrain configuration. The powertrain is longitudinally mounted and sends power to the rear wheels via a new 8-speed conventional automatic.
This set up marries the familiar 2.5L naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder engine with a 129kW (173hp) electric motor. Believe it or not, this is actually the most powerful road car Mazda has ever produced with a combined output of 327PS and 500Nm of torque. 0-100km/h acceleration time is impressive at just 5.8 seconds.
More impressive is the everyday economy owners will enjoy. Mazda is claiming 80km/l on the WLTP cycle. Plus, the 17.8 kWh battery allows for 63km of emissions-free driving when fully charged under speeds of 100km/h. It can be fully-charged with AC charging in 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Besides the 2.5L PHEV drivetrain, the CX-60 will also be offered with a 3.0L e-Skyactiv X mild hybrid 6-cylinder petrol engine and a 3.3L e-Skyactiv D mild hybrid 6-cylinder diesel engine. All models are available with i-Activ All-Wheel Drive as an option.
The CX-60 is built on the new Skyactiv Scalable Architecture, which has excellent rigidity, double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. The boots space is quoted at an impressive 570 litres. The new Mazda Driver Personalisation System uses facial recognition to identify which driver is in the seat and adjusts settings accordingly. The CX-60 also comes with Kinetic Posture Control technology, which mitigates roll when cornering.
Te CX-60 is being offered with loads of equipment including:
- a panoramic roof
- gloss black exterior contrast look
- 360 view monitor with ‘see through view’
- wireless phone charging
- 20″ alloy wheels
- nappa leather upholstery
- maple wood interior trim