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Mazda CX-60 (2022): All information about the new premium SUV

Mazda wants to go into the premium segment! This should succeed with the new top model CX-60, which is to compete against Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Co. In order to survive against the strong competition, the Japanese have their big SUV neatly ascended. Starting with the new “Large Platform” with longitudinally installed engines and rear wheel drive via a specially developed transmission to innovative drives, the CX-60 has a lot to offer.

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Prices: Mazda CX-60 from 47,390 euros

The big brother of the Mazda CX-5 (remains in the program at the same time) can now be ordered at prices starting at 47,390 euros. Customers can choose between four equipment lines:

● Prime line from 47,390 euros
● Exclusive line from 49,090 euros
● Homura from 51,390 euros
● Takumi from 52,890 euros

This makes the CX-60 several thousand euros cheaper than the German premium competition. For comparison: The Audi Q5 50 TFSI e is available from dealers from 56,500 euros, BMW even wants 60,300 euros for the X3 xDrive30e and a Mercedes GLC 300e 4Matic costs from 53,872 euros. The first customer vehicles are to be delivered as early as summer 2022. By the way: If the CX-60 is still too small for you, Mazda has announced the seven-seater CX-80.
Mazda CX-60

The front is dominated by the large chrome radiator grille, the headlights are narrow and set far to the outside.


Mazda CX-60 at market launch only as a plug-in hybrid

Even before the presentation of the CX-60, there was specific information about the engines. Since that SUV is based on the new “Large Platform”, longitudinally mounted engines are used. Contrary to the current downsizing trend, Mazda promised electrified early on in the development straight-six to want to offer. However, customers will have to wait a while for these engines.

CX-60 initially only as a plug-in hybrid

At the start of sales, the CX-60 will only be available as a plug-in hybrid CX-60 e-Skyactiv PHEV offered. Hard to believe: With the combination of a 2.5-liter in-line four-cylinder with 191 hp and 261 Nm and a 100 kW (136 hp) powerful electric motor, it is Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid. With a system performance of 327 hp and 500 Nm, the CX-60 is also the most powerful Mazda series model of all time. Speaking of the performance data, the sprint to 100 km/h takes care of that SUV in 5.8 seconds, at an electronically locked 200 km/h it’s over.

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Mazda CX-60 (2022)


Up to 63 kilometers are possible purely electrically, but it remains to be seen whether Mazda will add more battery capacity in the future. A longer electric range could well be necessary for the CX-60 to continue to benefit from the innovation premium beyond 2022.
Anyone who would rather have a newly developed in-line six-cylinder under the hood instead of the plug-in hybrid will have to be patient. From 2023 Mazda wants to offer the CX-60 with a 3.3-liter diesel (Skyactiv D) in two power levels and from 2024 with a 3.0-liter petrol engine (e-Skyactiv X) (both as mild hybrids). There is no information yet on the specific performance data. The burners are included as standard rear wheel drive and optionally offered with all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid is only available with four wheel drive.

New eight-speed automatic for the CX-60

Power is transmitted by an eight-speed automatic that was developed in-house. In this case, no torque converter is installed, but a multi-plate input clutch. The advantages according to Mazda: a slimmer design and less slip. In addition, the electric motor of the plug-in hybrid straight into that transmission integrated.

Mazda CX-60

The size of the CX-60 isn’t that clear in the pictures. With 4.75 meters he trumps the competition.


Bigger than the competition from Audi, BMW and Mercedes

Visually, the CX-60 makes a good impression. The design is calm, reminiscent of American SUV. The radiator grille stands steeply in the wind and is adorned with plenty of chrome in the top trim “Takumi”. The narrow and positioned far out headlight give the CX-60 a beefy appearance. And brawny is the right keyword, because in terms of dimensions, the CX-60 surpasses the competition from Audi, BMW and Mercedes in all areas. 4.75 meters long, 1.89 meters wide and a wheelbase of 2.87 meters are a statement.

The dimensions at a glance:

● Length: 4745mm
● Width: 1890mm
● Height: 1670mm
● Wheelbase: 2870mm
● Trunk: 570 to 1726 liters

The passenger cell is set far back, the overhangs are short. 18-inch wheels come as standard, with 20-inch wheels available as an option. No surprises at the rear, the elongated taillights are divided into two, the indicated tailpipes are fake. A trend I haven’t got used to even after several years.

Up to 1726 liters of luggage fit in the trunk

More important than the hinted tailpipes, however, is what is hidden behind the tailgate: 570 liters of luggage fit into the trunk of the CX-60. If you fold down the rear seats (in a ratio of 40:20:40), you can load up to 1726 liters – here too the Mazda is ahead of its German competitors. Incidentally, plug-in drivers do not have to do without storage space, since the 17.8 kWh battery is installed in the underbody between the axles.

Plenty of space in the Mazda CX-60

There is ample space at the front and rear, which is to be expected with a wheelbase of 2.87 meters. In the rear, however, there is one point of criticism: the outer seats are too hard upholstered.

Mazda CX-60

In the top equipment “Takumi” there is always light leather. Material selection and space are very good.



In the front row, on the other hand, there is almost a luxury flair. The top equipment “Takumi” trumps with light nappa leather, maple wood and more. The woven fabrics are reminiscent of traditional kimonos, and a 12.3-inch infotainment display and digital instruments are standard on board, as are wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The space is noticeably better than in the smaller CX-5 and the choice of materials is consistently good. Also positive: The simple operation, Mazda does without the current touch trend and instead uses knobs and buttons as well as a rotary pushbutton that make operation easier.

Top equipment always with light leather

If you don’t like the light leather interior or if it’s too susceptible, you have to go for the second-highest equipment “Homura”, which includes black leather. The top model “Takumi” is always delivered with a white interior.

The “Driver Personalization System” (only available for “Homura” and “Takumi”) is brand new. It uses facial recognition to automatically set and save the optimal driving position for up to six different drivers. Unfortunately, we were not able to test the system during the presentation, as it is currently still in the final test phase.

Mazda CX-60

18-inch rims are standard, 20-inch rims are available for an extra charge (photo).


In theory, it should work like this: A new driver gets into the CX-60 and enters his height in the infotainment system. The car then uses a camera to recognize all the important parameters and automatically adjusts the optimal seating position, steering wheel, mirror and head-up display. The driver can then adjust the settings according to personal preferences and finally save them. The next time you get in, the CX-60 recognizes the driver through eye tracking and restores the last saved settings.

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