The 2023 Mazda CX-60 is the brand’s first Plug-In Hybrid that should debut this year. According to many reports, Mazda has officially begun mass production of the new mid-sized SUV CX-60 at its Hofu Plant No. 2 in Yamaguchi, Japan. As far as we know, this SUV will first hit the shores in Australia but is expected to debut soon after in other markets as well.
Unlike the smaller CX-5 model, the new CX-60 is based on the Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture, which will also underpin some of the upcoming models. The PHEV version will be combining a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor covering 63 kilometers (39 miles) in purely electric mode.
2023 Mazda CX-60 Design
The all-new 2023 Mazda CX-60 looks modern thanks to refreshed Mazda Kodo design language. In general, this SUV represents everything that Mazda has built over the last 100 years. A Japanese company this year has been focused on creating a fantastic SUV that is very eye-catchy.
The CX-60 dominates at the front, and is much wider than the CX-5 model. It features LED daytime running lights stretching into the grille and very attractive headlights. The rear of this SUV is also a head-turner thanks to taillights that extend onto the tailgate.
Modern and Roomy Interior
Inside, the 2023 Mazda CX-60 looks more stylish than the CX-5 model. The interior is quite posh, and it reminds us a bit of a Volvo. However, as the CX-70, the new CX-60 offers the same seating layout. There is enough room for five occupants inside.
Mazda used a new system, which can be controlled either by using the 12.3-inch touchscreen or the rotary knob. The digital instrument cluster is available as well and has the same diagonal as the main display. Overall, if you’re looking for a roomy and tech-rich SUV, then the CX-60 is worth considering. The Mazda CX-60 is a very safe SUV that offers a wide range of technologies. The highlight is definitively the new 360-view monitor that enables an all-around view.
2023 Mazda CX-60 Specs
The forthcoming 2023 Mazda CX-60 will be powered by a new PHEV system. This model combines a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor. Mazda claims that the combustion engine can produce 189 horsepower (141 kilowatts) at 6,000 rpm and 261 Newton-meters (193 pound-feet) of torque from 4,000 rpm.
As for the electric motor, they claim that it can develop 134 hp (100 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft). This means combined, the e-Skyactiv cranks out 323 hp (241 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft). The lithium-ion battery pack has a 17.8-kWh capacity, which is enough to cover 63 kilometers (39 miles). It is also worth noticing that the new CX-60 can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.8 seconds.
2023 Mazda CX-60 Price, Release Date
Mazda will sell the all-new premium CX-60 in trim levels Prime, Exclusive, Homura, and Takumi. So, the price will be ranging in Germany from €47,390 to €52,890.
Also, if you add some options on lower trims like a panoramic glass roof, a driver assistance package, leather upholstery, price will significantly jump. According to Mazda, buyers can expect this model to appear in showrooms later this year.