Mazda has released all available details on its CX-60 plug-in hybrid SUV, which will make its European debut this summer. As Mazda's new flagship, it will be the brand's most significant vehicle for more than a decade, combining Mazda's award-winning exterior design, unique interior material selections, and robust construction quality with the newest plug-in hybrid technology.
Mazda will offer the CX-60 PHEV in three trim levels: Exclusive-line, Homura, and Takumi. The Exclusive-line is a well-equipped entry-level model priced from 47,000 euros. The Homura trim will be the more sporty option, with black 20-inch rims and black exterior accents complementing the interior's black leather upholstery. Finally, Takumi trim is the most exclusive offering is distinguished by a chrome grille, chrome window moldings, off-white leather upholstery, and exquisite light maple ornamental accents.
The new Mazda CX-60 plug-in hybrid SUV is introduced with a strong plug-in hybrid drivetrain with a system output of 327 hp. In addition, the 17.8 kWh lithium-ion battery, providing a range of 63 kilometers on pure electricity and full all-wheel-drive even when the car is driven solely by the electric motor. Standard equipment includes a new eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Driving enjoyment is ingrained in Mazda's DNA and is a given for the Mazda CX-60, prioritizing precise handling qualities and performance. When increased traction is necessary, the automobile travels 90 percent on the rear wheels and 50/50 on the front and back axles during normal driving. The newly designed Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) technology gives more compliance during heavy cornering, and the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 5.8 seconds. The towing capacity is up to 2500 kg, and the consumption in mixed driving is as low as 1.5 l / 100 km on the WLTP cycle.
Inspired by the Ma idea of harmony and tranquillity, the superb interior quality is paired with innovative technologies such as facial recognition for driver's seat settings, exterior mirror settings, head-up display settings, and cabin temperature and sound settings. In addition, the 360-degree parking camera now features a new transparent view, which depicts the car's form concerning its surroundings as a translucent contour. Furthermore, certain variants include an electrically adjustable steering wheel and a streamlined entrance method that involves separating the area between the steering wheel and the driver's seat. "This vehicle demonstrates Mazda's future brand ambitions and can compete on many levels with the top plug-in hybrids on the market," says Johan Lagerström, Mazda Motor Sweden's public relations and product manager.
Numerous new active safety features are included in the program, including automatic brakes for crossing traffic when turning left, automatic brakes for crossing traffic when reversing, and blind-spot monitoring with a warning signal while exiting a vehicle. In addition, Mazda includes a total of ten airbags as standard to provide the highest level of collision safety, and the company strives for a 5-star certification from Euro NCAP.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Germany are the Mazda CX-60's priority markets in Europe and will receive their SUVs first, in early June. Other European markets will follow later in the summer.
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