Mazda CX-60 Diesel – Mazda said in Europe that the CX-60 lineup will include the all-new e-Skyactiv D diesel engine by 2023, along with the Mazda CX-60 PHEV, which is now available to order.
The new Diesel is meant to meet the demands of motorists who want a fuel-efficient long-distance driving vehicle with excellent towing capacity, as another example of Mazda’s Multi-Solution Strategy.
Mazda first introduced the e-Skyactiv D 3.3 litre inline 6 diesel engine with Distribution-Controlled Partially Premixed Compression Ignition (DPCCI) Technology that powers the new diesel powertrain that will debut in the CX-60.
The new e-Skyactiv D unit is one of the cleanest diesel engines in the world, with a thermal efficiency of over 40%, thanks to its advanced combustion technology.
The longitudinally mounted and longitudinally mounted 3.283cc e-Skyactiv D unit will be available with a variety of power outputs: 200ps with rear-wheel drive and 254ps with Mazda i-Activ AWD (all-wheel drive).
It was developed using the principle of proper sizing, which optimizes displacement for fuel efficiency and power.
The all-new diesel engine combines high output with excellent fuel economy, thanks to the new 48V Mazda M Hybrid Boost system.
Engine efficiency, emissions, and fuel economy are all improved by the redesigned DCPCI combustion system.
The Mazda CX 60’s driving range, performance, fuel efficiency, and low emissions are all helped significantly by these two technologies.
The E-Skyactiv D produces an average WLTP fuel consumption of 44.4 mpg in the US and CO2 emissions of 137g/km when it reaches 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds.
With CO2 emissions of 127g/km, the 200ps variant offers an average US WLTP fuel consumption of 48 mpg.
Due to its perfectly balanced characteristics, the inline six-cylinder arrangement produces less vibration than other configurations, resulting in a smooth, quiet engine tone.
The Mazda CX-60 has a towing capacity of 2,500kg trailer weight thanks to strong torque delivery, and the engine weight is similar to the Mazda Skyactiv D Mazda CX-5’s 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine.
At a later date, the Mazda CX-60 powerplant line-up will be equipped with the e-Skyactiv 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine.
Providing consumers with a range of technologically advanced and highly efficient powertrains fit for the extraordinary level of expertise and onboard technology offered by the Mazda SUV models list.
Mazda is taking another step on its journey to becoming completely carbon neutral by 2050 with the introduction of the CX-60, which will reduce emissions in its fleet.
Mazda’s multi-solution platform architecture will be used in five new electric products over the next three years, according to the automaker.
Mazda’s new Skyactiv EV Scalable Architecture will be available after 2025 and will allow the company to build electric cars of all sizes using one common platform.
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How much does the Mazda CX-60 diesel cost?
Pricing for the US market has yet to be revealed, however, we anticipate it to be a premium product with a premium price tag.
Although it is uncertain if the Mazda CX-60 diesel will be offered in a variety of trim levels, Mazda’s current lineup suggests this will be the case.
Starting less than $60,000 for the CX-60 2.5 AWD and climbing into the $70,000-$80,000 range for a high-spec PHEV is expected.
What is the Mazda CX-60 like on the inside?
The interior’s promise is fulfilled with premium materials and a focus on fit and polish. For us, judging in person was a little difficult.
The test cars may not be representative of how American-supplied automobiles would behave, as they were all pre-production models.
The inside seems to feel like an upgrade from Mazda’s current offering, based on what we’ve seen. The doors and centre console don’t really have a premium design and lack the refinement and quality of certain German rivals.
We believe the car’s being pre-production rather than a lack of materials was the real reason for this.
A white interior with maple wood and a fabric dashboard with Kakenui stitching was featured in the Takumi specification Mazda unveiled at the CX-60’s global debut.
We can’t wait to see it in person because it looks stunning in photographs. Save from the materials, the rest of the interior gives off a high-end and premium feel.
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The soft-touch materials on the dashboard, centre console, and door trims provide adequate coverage of high-frequency touch points. A knee rest in the centre tunnel, as well as more padding, were also nice additions.
A reduced centre tunnel surrounding the pedal box is possible thanks to a new transmission. As a result, there is more room and less strain on your posture when you meet the pedal position.
When a transmission housing pushes into the pedal box of a left-hand drive car, it’s not as noticeable, but it is evident enough.
Mazda claims that a big centre tunnel provides a sense of room inside the vehicle, making it seem bigger than it is.
Unfortunately, it squandered the extra room that this offers. Despite how large it seems, the centre console is exceptionally broad but shallow.
Mazda has included technology features in the front and second rows of the cabin, including USB-C connectivity.
Depending on the specification, wireless phone charging and a 12V outlet might be available. Both the driver’s dash and the infotainment display are 12.3 inches wide.
Our test vehicle’s infotainment system did not include touch response, and the unit was operated solely by voice or the circular controller in the centre of the cabin, according to Mazda.
With audio consisting of AM, FM, and DAB+, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mirroring is provided. A 12-speaker Bose audio system with a subwoofer beneath the boot floor is also available on select grades.
You may also adjust the look of the screen ahead of the driver, which includes options such as supersizing the text and adjusting the contrast.
Since materials are not being chopped any shorter, second-row passengers have the same level of quality as front-seat passengers.
Since they assume no one will notice, some companies cut corners on the second row. A comfortable centre armrest with cupholders, as well as soft-touch materials and adequate storage in the doors, are essential.
On the two outboard seats, as well as the heated seat, there are two USB-C ports and a 230V outlet.
The second row’s legroom and headroom are excellent, although they’re not quite as roomy as we anticipated.
It has more space than a Mazda CX-5, although it can be tight for knee space when the driver or front passenger seat is adjusted back.
A full-length glass roof with a motorized section for the front half of the vehicle is also available.
In the second row, there is 570L of cargo space, which is ideal. When the second row is folded flat, it increases to 1,725 litres.
In the second row, a 40/20/40 fold is used. If you desire it, there is a 1.5kW AC socket in the boot and a 12V socket. Underfloor storage is severely restricted due to the subwoofer and safety kit.
What’s under the hood of the Mazda CX-60 diesel?
The Mazda CX-60 will come equipped with a Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 138kW and 250Nm of torque when it arrives in the US market.
The PHEV has the same bore and stroke as this petrol engine, however, it does not have an electric motor or a lithium battery.
Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-60 PHEV features a 2.5-litre gasoline engine with a 100kW/250Nm electric motor and a 17.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The Mazda CX-60 Plug-in Hybrid is the most powerful road vehicle the company has ever created, with a system output of 241kW and 500Nm.
The official combined fuel economy figure for the PHEV is 1.5 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres with a CO2 output of 33g/km, but there isn’t a fuel economy figure available yet for the entry-level 2.5-litre variant.
AC charging is only available at a limited rate of 7.2kW for the PHEV’s battery. The new eight-speed automatic gearbox connects both drivetrains instead of a torque converter.
While the PHEV will feature a full-time four-wheel drive system, the basic 2.5-litre is expected to be rear-wheel drive with AWD as standard.
How much does it cost to operate the Mazda CX-60?
Mazda’s five-year, limitless-kilometre guarantee in the United States will apply to the CX-60 as well. Service costs have yet to be assessed, but there will be distinctions between the petrol and PHEV variants.
The Final Verdict
The Mazda CX-60 diesel has a lot to offer, but our evaluation will be mostly based on the prospect of paying its asking price in the United States.
When the PHEV goes on sale late this year or early next year, it might cost up to nearly $85,000 in European pricing, which is a little high for a mainstream brand.
We believe that modifications to the suspension should be made between now and the start of manufacturing in order to better suit American roads.
Despite the fact that PHEVs aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, we’re really looking forward to the six-cylinder petrol and diesel variants that are coming.
The powertrain, chassis, and drivetrain components should all make for a fun driving experience. In the meantime, we have the 2.5-litre four-cylinder version and PHEV to keep us busy until the six-cylinder engines arrive.