2023 Mazda CX-60 officially revealed
Mazda has officially revealed the new one CX-60 SUVbefore launching to the Australian market end of 2022.
The new, more upmarket crossover will arrive towards the end of 2022, with pricing and specifications to be announced closer to launch.
The focal point of the CX-60’s engine lineup will be Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid (PHEV). It combines a 2.5 liter gasoline engine do 141kW and 261Nmwith an electric motor do 100kW and 250Nmand a 17.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
It produces a total system output of 241kWinstead of the 223kW quoted in the previous trailer and the combined torque figure of 500Nm. This is the most powerful road bike the brand has ever produced.
This announcement dispels rumors that the CX-60 will get a version of the 2.5-liter PHEV powertrain from Toyota RAV4 Prime and Lexus NX450h +.
From 0 to 100km/h takes a claim 5.8 secondswith top speed limited to 200km/h.
However, what really matters for a PHEV is fuel consumption. CX-60 plug-in hybrid has 1.5-1.6L / 100km announced combined fuel use in the WLTP test cycle, with estimated CO2 emissions of 33-37g/km.
Supply 17.8kWh pin battery 60km of the electric range at speeds up to 100km/h. Mazda claims to be able to charge the battery in 4 hours Use a regular 240V outlet. Mazda says the CX-60 PHEV will be rated as towing up to 2500kg.
In addition to the Europe-friendly PHEV, there will also be 3.0 liters e-Skyactiv X gasoline and E-Skyactiv D 3.3 liters diesel engines, both inline six-cylinder units and with 48V mild hybrid support.
Outputs and performance figures for the six inline models are yet to be revealed in detail, but Mazda has confirmed the turbo-diesel’s MHEV setup offers the M Hybrid Boost function, which assists the engine under normal loads. through a small electric motor.
Interestingly, the 3.0-liter e-Skyactiv X petrol engine is not turbocharged. Mazda claims that developments from Skyactiv X compression ignition technology as well as a larger engine capacity will eliminate the need for a turbo.
Mazda also doesn’t release fuel economy figures for either six-cylinder powertrain, but claims the petrol “achieves the same fuel economy as the four-cylinder e-Skyactiv X engine.” ” through advanced lean combustion technology. We’ll have to wait and see that.
All engine variants of the CX-60 will be equipped with eight-speed automatic transmissionhas a multi-disc clutch and an integrated motor/generator in place of the hydraulic variator as the input clutch.
All-wheel drive is provided by a new system developed for Mazda’s first vertical platform, using an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch. Mazda says the technology “conserves the neutral cornering performance characteristics of rear-wheel drive but balances it with AWD stability.”
Also new is the CX-60’s Mi-Drive adjustable drive modes, which adapts the powertrain, driver controls, and electronic assistance to suit driving conditions and/or driver preferences. The Normal, Sport, Off-Road, Towing, and EV (PHEV only) vehicles are named, and they’re all pretty straightforward.
The CX-60 will also have Mazda features Kinetic posture control technology to brake the rear wheel inside during cornering to “minimize rollover and drag the body down”. This system was recently introduced on MX-5 Existing sports car, supporting G-Vectoring Control Plus performs the same function on the front axle.
Under the skin is a double wishbone front suspension with upper and lower control arms, as well as a rear multi-link design.
As has been the case with recent all-new vehicle launches, Mazda says it has put a lot of effort into enhancing the CX-60’s comfort, refinement and dynamics through a series of methods. The company has fine-tuned elements such as body structure, seats, suspension, steering and soundproofing to ensure an engaging and luxurious driving experience.
Measure 4745mm long, 1890mm wide and 1680-1685mm high with one Wheelbase 2870mmCX-60 is 37mm longer than BMW X3, although the width is 1mm thinner and boasts 6mm more wheelbase. It is also 133mm shorter in length but 6mm wider than Volkswagen Touaregwith a 24mm shorter wheelbase.
CX-60 e-Skyactiv PHEV offers 477L cargo capacity with all seats up to the straps, although the addition of additional underfloor storage brings the figure 570 liters. Drop the back seats, and yes 1725L capacity, including floor storage, measured to the ceiling.
In a plug-in hybrid guise, the CX-60 weighs in from 1980kg to 2072kg (roadside) depending on specification. PHEV will offer 18-inch and 20-inch alloy wheel options in Europe, wrapped in 235/60 and 235/50 rubber respectively.
347mm front brake disc and 328mm rear brake disc fitted to the plug – both placed ventilated – and fuel tank measures 50 liters.
In terms of safety, Mazda says it’s targeting a five-star Euro NCAP rating. The CX-60 will feature a number of new safety technologies, some of which are evolutions of existing systems.
The headline action is See-Through View, which is an extension of the 360-degree camera that creates images of the front and rear corners of the vehicle, allowing the driver to easily spot hidden objects hidden by the body of the vehicle.
Other new features include hill descent control, speed limit assist for adaptive cruise control using traffic sign recognition, and Vehicle Alerts that detect oncoming pedestrians close to opening.
Rounding out the safety suite will be technologies like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian/cyclist detection, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-keeping assist. Rear emergency brake assist with pedestrian detection, traffic sign recognition and drowsy driver detection.
Orders for the Mazda CX-60 will open in Europe from March 8, with sales expected to begin in the region by the middle of the year. The Japanese specification model will be introduced in early April, with the start of production at the brand’s Yamaguchi-based Hofu Factory No.
Stay tuned CarExpert for all the latest CX-60 news ahead of its Australian market launch later this year.