Prices: Mazda CX-60 from 47,390 euros
● Prime line from 47,390 euros
● Exclusive line from 49,090 euros
● Homura from 51,390 euros
● Takumi from 52,890 euros
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
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.
Bigger than the competition from Audi, BMW and Mercedes
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
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.
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.