All-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV with over 300 hp to premiere early March

09 March 2022 | David Young

The all-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV introduces the company's first plug-in full hybrid technology to the European SUV market

All-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV with over 300 hp to premiere early March

The Mazda CX-60 PHEV's 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.

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 in just 5.8 seconds.

The Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv PHEV offers 63 km of motor-powered driving with the vehicle running at 100 km/h or less.

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.