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Mazda CX-60 debuts as the brand’s first-ever PHEV

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Mazda has taken the wraps off the CX-60 SUV for the European markets, with prices in the UK starting at £43,950. In addition to petrol-electric and diesel-electric mild-hybrid options, the CX-60 offers a petrol-electric PHEV powertrain option as well, which makes it the brand’s first-ever plug-in hybrid model.

Trim UK price
CX-60 Exclusive-Line £43,950
CX-60 Homura £46,700
CX-60 Takumi £48,050

A base Prime-Line will also be offered depending on the market, but Mazda appears to be a bit shy to share the price yet.

As with the new Mazdas, the CX-60 adopts the brand’s Kodo design language, which is all about clean and simple lines with a touch of sophisticated elegance. Although it sports a rather large grille, I think it looks fairly proportional with the rest of the elements on the front fascia. The range-topping CX-60 Takumi trim on the exterior gets chrome bits, body-colored mirrors, and 20-inch machined alloy wheels.

Visually, I think the mid-spec CX-60 Homura looks the best with gloss black elements and 20-inch Black Metallic alloy wheels. But anyway, a panoramic sunroof is a £1,000 option on Homura and Takumi trims.

For those interested to know the dimensions, the CX-60 measures 4,745 mm long, 1,890 mm wide, and 1,685 mm tall with 20-inch wheels. It boasts a wheelbase of 2,870 mm.

The CX-60 doesn’t offer any fancy air suspension system; it manages with a double wishbone setup at the front and a multi-link setup at the rear. However, it boasts something called Kinematic Posture Control or KPC, which is claimed to facilitate smooth body movement and stable cornering even at high speeds.

Inside, the range-topping CX-60 Takumi features maple wood accents, a combination of fabic and white Nappa leather upholstery, and a Japanese stitching technique called Kakenui (triangular stitching on the dashboard). The Homura features a sporty black theme to match the exterior.

Other key features include a 12.3-inch central touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, a 12.3-inch driver display, a HUD, dual zone-air-conditioning, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, and up to 1,726 litres of cargo space.

Standard active safety systems include Advanced Smart City Brake Support, Lane-keep Assist System and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The £1,100 Driver Assistance Pack gets you Adaptive LED Headlights, Front Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Brake, i-Adaptive Cruise Control, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Cruising Traffic Support.

Alright then. The PHEV powertrain combines a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor integrated with a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The ICE produces 141 kW (192 metric hp) and 261 Nm (192.5 lb-ft) of torque, while the e-motor offers 100 kW (136 metric hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. The combined figures are gonna be 241 kW (328 metric hp) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft). The output is channeled to all four wheels via Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system.

A 17.8 kWh battery pack is claimed to offer a combined EV range of up to 63 km (39 mi). This model claims a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 5.8 seconds and a limited top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).

A 3.0-litre straight-six petrol-electric mild-hybrid and a 3.3-litre straight-six diesel-electric mild-hybrid options will also be available. Download the 41-page press document here.

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