Mazda CX-60 PHEV SUV now ready to pre-order
Mazda has revealed more details about its flagship SUV that sits above the CX-5 in the marque’s product lineup.
It’s the first time Mazda has used a plug-in hybrid powertrain; its Skyactiv 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine snuggles up to a 100kW electric motor and a 17.8kWh battery. The combined output of the CX-60 is 327PS (around 325bhp) and torque is 500Nm. It’ll do 188mpg while emitting 33g/km of C02.
You’ll be able to cover up to 39 miles (WLTP) of combined electric power driving with the vehicle running at 62mph or less and 42 miles of city EV range. If the 0-60mph dash is your thing, the CX-60 will do it in around five and a half seconds.
What about the kit?
The UK gets three trims – Exclusive-Line, Homura and Takumi, and two option bundles Convenience Pack and Driver Assistance Pack, with a Comfort Pack available on Exclusive-Line. You can also add a panoramic roof on the Homura and Takumi models.
Prices start at £43,950 for the Exclusive Line. The £46,700 Homura adds body-coloured wheel arch mouldings and a dark plated signature wing grille surround, plus gloss black mirrors and honeycomb grille treatment, along with 20in black alloy wheels. Inside there’s seat heating for the outer rear seats and ambient lighting,
It comes with facial recognition capabilities that’ll automatically adjust the seat position, steering wheel, mirrors, head-up display, sound and climate control settings.
The top-of-the-range Takumi (£48,050) has 20-inch black machined alloy wheels and body-coloured mirrors, “chrome-plated signature wing grille treatment and side window surround” and a gloss black bar-type radiator grille design. Fancy.
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What about the options?
The convenience pack (£1000) includes privacy glass, a 360 view monitor with a see-through view and wireless phone charging, while the £1100 Driver Assistance Pack adds a suite of additional active safety technology.
Any special tech?
Why yes indeed: See-Through View is a 360-degree monitor with extended field of view at low speeds; Hill Descent Control (HDC), which assists in safely descending steep slopes with slippery or rough road surfaces; Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC), which can now incorporate speed limits from Traffic Sign Recognition.
Meanwhile, the Mazda Intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive) offers a choice of drive modes: Normal, Sport, Off-Road, Towing and EV, with the latter making it possible to drive under electric power alone. There’s also Mazda’s Kinetic Posture Control technology which “further stabilises vehicle posture when cornering by undetectably braking the inside rear wheel to mitigate roll and draw the car body downwards, while positioning the high-voltage battery between the front and rear axles and as low as possible, further helps the CX-60’s centre of gravity and stability”.
When can I buy it?
You can order it now, with the first cars due to be delivered in the Autumn,