Australian 2023 Mazda CX-60 range will have a new feature 3.3 liters turbocharged inline-six with 48V mild hybrid technology, different from technology 3.0 liter e-Skyactiv X Supercharged petrol for Europe.
With the output as 209kW (5000 rpm) and 450Nm (2000-3500 rpm), new 48V MHEV powered 3.3-liter inline turbocharged engine will join 241kW / 500Nm 2.5 liter e-Skyactiv plug-in connection (PHEV)as 187kW / 550Nm e-Skyactiv D 3.3 liter turbo-diesel inline sixsame with 48V mild hybrid technology.
A spokesperson for Mazda Australia confirmed the 3.3-liter turbocharged engine is confirmed to be part of the today’s CX-60 announcement will not be offered in other core markets of the CX-60, but will be coming to North America – however, North America will not have the CX-60, at least as far as we know.
Mazda won’t say whether this engine will power the CX-70 and CX-90 coming soonconfirmed for the North American market and leaves the door open for the e-Skyactiv X inline six to roll out beyond European borders after its initial release.
A spokesperson for Mazda Australia said: “Japan and Europe will not be offered Skyactiv-G inline-six at this time.
“Six-series gasoline specifications for the CX-70 and CX-90 in North America will be shared at a later date.
“As for the e-Skyactiv X petrol engine, Mazda plans to introduce it to Europe and will announce the launch date at a later date. For other markets, we will make an announcement at a later date.”
The CX-60 is the first Mazda based on the company’s new Grand Architecture, which allows rear- and all-wheel drive and six in-line petrol and diesel engines with 48V mild hybrid technology, as well as plug- in hybrid systems.
Earlier today, Mazda confirmed the CX-60 is expected to land in the first half of 2023, not the end of 2022 as originally planned, without the 2.5-litre four-cylinder atmo petrol leading. The previous price leader was expected to lead the market launch.
All versions of the CX-60 will be equipped with Mazda’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, featuring a multi-disc clutch with an integrated engine/generator instead of a torque converter, promising high efficiency. and quick gear shifting. Since its market launch, the CX-60 will be AWD only.
The CX-60 will be offered in Evolve, GT, and Azami trim levels, with standard equipment across the range including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless phone charging, a power tailgate, and entryway. Advanced keyless entry and heated, power-folding exterior mirrors. with auto dimming.
Alloy wheel sizes will range from 18 to 20 inches, and a new Rhodium white metallic color will be available in the range.
Measure Length 4740mm, Width 1890mm and Height 1685mm with one Wheelbase 2870mmMazda CX-60 is 190mm longer, 50mm wider and 10mm taller than the regular version CX-5with a longer wheelbase of 170mm.
For reference, it’s also 32mm longer, 1mm narrower and 9mm taller than BMW X3and has a 6mm longer wheelbase. In addition, it is 133mm shorter in length and 94mm thinner than Volkswagen Touaregwith a 24mm shorter wheelbase.
“The CX-60 represents an entirely new chapter for Mazda and introduces a series of firsts for the brand: an all-new platform; full plug-in hybrid technology; Mazda Australia CEO, Vinesh Bhindi, said.
“All of this is wrapped up in the development of our beautifully restrained Kodo Design, and as we move closer to the local showcase of this authentic premium car, more than 14,500 expressions. The interest we’ve received is a clear indication of the level of expectation that has surrounded the Mazda CX-60. “