8 March 2022
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Mazda CX-60

Mazda introduces CX-60 PHEV

8 March 2022 - Mazda launches the CX-60. The all-new Mazda styling conveys the style 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 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.

The treatment of the maple wood trim reflects the Japanese aesthetic of Hacho; asymmetrical balance, or intentional unevenness. The woven fabrics' diverse patterns and yarns respond sensitively to changes in light, and a Japanese stitching technique called Kakenui creates 'hanging stitching' seams with spaces between the trim fabrics revealing a glimpse of the material beneath.

Mazda CX-60

Human-centric technologies have been rethought and refined to the driving experience and, more than before, meet the individual needs of the driver. The 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 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 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.8 seconds. WLTP combined fuel consumption is 1.5l/100 km, and WLTP combined CO2 emissions 33g/km. 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 new Mazda CX-60's Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture features enhancements that claim excellent driving dynamics. Adopting Mazda's human-centric approach, these include bodyshell rigidity that ensures drivers can feel vehicle response without lag, seats that make it even easier for every occupant to maintain balance while the car is moving, suspension that stabilises vehicle posture while driving, and a Mazda-unique vehicle posture control system - Kinematic Posture Control (KPC). 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 low centre of gravity.

The all-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV features a range of the company's 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.