Following the release of a teaser image, Mazda has finally whipped the wraps off the CX-60, the Japanese car manufacturer’s first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) offering.
“The Mazda CX-60 heralds the start of a new chapter for Mazda, not only is it our first car with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, but it also sets new standards for interior quality, design and technology – highlighting Mazda’s uniquely Japanese premium brand direction,” said Jeremy Thomson, managing director at Mazda Motors UK Ltd.
Sited above the CX-5 in Mazda’s UK line-up, the CX-60’s PHEV powertrain comprises the firm’s Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine and 100 kW electric motor, coupled to a 17.8 kWh battery. In terms of outputs, the PHEV arrangement produces 241 kW and 500 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful road car ever produced by the brand.
According to Mazda, CX-60’s combined fuel consumption figure of only 1.5 L/100 km. CO2 emissions are rated at 33 g/km. In addition, the company says the e-Skyactiv unit offers a range of 63 km when driving on only electric power.
Two other variants, incorporating 48 V mild-hybrid tech, will join the range in the future. These models include a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder e-Skyactive X petrol and a 3.3-litre Skyactiv D diesel, each featuring Mazda’s M Hybrid Boost system.
“The all-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV represents everything that Mazda has built into its DNA over the last 100 years, from the outstanding exterior and interior design to the finest Japanese craftsmanship, plus the latest innovations in human-centric technologies and world-leading powertrains,” said Mazda.
The CX-60 features an array of advanced driver assistance systems, “ensuring active safety at the highest level”. It also offers several brand-new technologies from the brand. These include ‘see-through view’, which comprises a 360-degree monitor with extended field of view at low speeds; hill-descent control; and adaptive cruise control.