The all-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV introduces the company’s first plug-in full hybrid technology to the European SUV market.
The most important model it has introduced for over a decade, Mazda’s new flagship represents everything that the company has built into its DNA over the last 100 years, from outstanding exterior and interior design to the finest Japanese craftsmanship, the latest innovations in human-centric technologies and a world-class powertrain.
The all-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV‘s beautiful and dynamic styling conveys the intelligence and elegance of the latest developments in Kodo design – the Japanese concept of Ma, which is the calm and dignified beauty of empty space – woven into the toughness of the striking front-engine, rear-wheel drive SUV architecture.
Uniquely Mazda and deeply rooted in Japanese heritage, the elegant, premium quality interior design further introduces the ideas of Kaichou – an element of disruption which mixes different materials and textures such as maple wood, nappa leather, uniquely worked Japanese textiles and chrome details, and Musubu – the art of binding which was the inspiration for a specially detailed instrument panel stitching.
The treatment of the maple wood trim reflects the Japanese aesthetic of Hacho – asymmetrical balance, or intentional unevenness. The woven fabrics’ diverse patterns and yarns respond sensitively to changes in light, and a Japanese stitching technique called Kakenui creates ‘hanging stitching’ seams with spaces between the trim fabrics revealing a glimpse of the material beneath.
Human-centric technologies have been rethought and refined to perfect the Jinba-Ittai driving experience and, more than ever, meet the individual needs of the driver. The ground-breaking Mazda Driver Personalisation System will recognise the occupant of the driver’s seat and automatically adjust the surroundings – seat position, steering wheel, mirrors, HUD, even the sound and climate control settings – to fit their physique as well as their personal preferences.
The Mazda CX-60 PHEV spearheads the European introduction of plug-in hybrid models with a powertrain which combines a Skyactiv-G 2.5, four-cylinder direct injection petrol with a large, 100 kW electric motor, an all-new eght-speed automatic transmission, and a 355V, 17.8 kWh high-capacity battery.
This combination of engine and motor delivers a total system output of 327 PS/241 kW and abundant torque of 500 Nm, making it the most powerful road car Mazda has ever produced. The Mazda CX-60 PHEV delivers highly impressive performance, accelerating from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 5.8 seconds.
Conversely the new Mazda PHEV displays outstanding environmental credentials. WLTP combined fuel consumption is just 1.5l/100 km (188mpg imperial), and WLTP combined CO2 emissions only 33g/km.
The Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv PHEV offers 63 km (39 miles) of motor-powered driving with the vehicle running at 100 km/h or less and 67 km (42 miles) of city EV range.
The new Mazda CX-60’s Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture features numerous enhancements that offer excellent driving dynamics. Adopting Mazda’s human-centric approach, these include bodyshell rigidity that ensures drivers can feel vehicle response without lag, seats that make it even easier for every occupant to maintain balance while the car is moving, suspension that stabilises vehicle posture while driving, and a Mazda-unique vehicle posture control system – Kinematic Posture Control (KPC).
The positioning of the high voltage battery between the front and rear axles and as low as possible within the bodyshell gives the new Mazda CX-60 PHEV a particularly low centre of gravity. This, combined with a permanent all-wheel drive system incorporating shaft-driven transfer of torque between the axles, gives the car superior handling characteristics on a par with the best in the premium segment.
The all-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV features a comprehensive range of the company‘s advanced i-Activsense driver-supporting safety technologies, delivering class-leading active safety performance and targeting a Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating.
The Mazda CX-60 is equipped with several new active safety systems: See-Through View – a next-generation 360o view monitor which improves visibility when driving at low speeds; Turn Across Traffic Assist; SBS-R pedestrian detection; Emergency Lane Keeping; i-Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC); and BSM Vehicle Exit Warning.
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.
With an entry-level price of £43,950, the Mazda CX-60 Exclusive-Line can be matched to all three of the option packs to offer maximum customer choice and complement the extensive CX-60 standard equipment tally. The £46,700 Homura is visually distinguished from the Exclusive-Line by body coloured wheel arch mouldings and a dark plated signature wing grille surround, plus gloss black mirrors and honeycomb grille treatment, while 20-inch black alloy wheels finish the stand out exterior look. Inside, the Homura grade features seat heating for the outer rear seats and ambient lighting, plus it’s equipped with the ground-breaking Mazda Driver Personalisation System that will recognise the occupant of the driver’s seat via facial recognition and automatically adjust the surroundings – seat position, steering wheel, mirrors, head-up display, even the sound and climate control settings – to fit their physique as well as their personal preferences. There’s also the option to add the Convenience Pack and Driver Assistance Pack to the Mazda CX-60 Homura.
At the top of the all-new Mazda CX-60 range is the £48,050 Takumi, which features 20-inch black machined alloy wheels and body-coloured mirrors, combined with chrome plated signature wing grille treatment and side window surround, while the gloss black bar type radiator grille design is another feature unique to this flagship grade. Like the Homura, there’s the option to add the Convenience Pack and Driver Assistance Pack. Highlights in the £1,000 Convenience Pack include privacy glass, 360 view monitor with see through view and wireless phone charging, while the Driver Assistance Pack adds a large tally of additional active safety technology for £1,100.
The £1,400 Comfort Pack is only offered with the Exclusive-Line, but adds high-grade features like 20-inch alloy wheels, electric front seats, front seat ventilation, rear seat heaters and the Mazda Driver Personalisation System technology. Across all three models in the CX-60 range there is a choice of eight body colours including the new Rhodium White premium metallic paint.
With the launch of CX-60 PHEV, Mazda takes an important step towards it’s ambition to be fully carbon neutral by 2050. Over the coming years Mazda will continue to develop electrification across a wide range of new products. The Mazda MX-30 REV will combine full-time electric drive with a rotary engine-powered generator to offer unlimited range. And in 2023 the company will launch a new model that is larger than the CX-60 and features three rows of seats.
In all, Mazda is launching five new electrified products that feature its multi-solution platform architecture in the next three years. After 2025, the company will launch its brand new Skyactiv EV Scalable Architecture – unique technology which will allow Mazda to efficiently build electric cars of all sizes using one common platform.