Finally, the long-awaited Mazda CX-60 SUV is available for Ukraine! This is an important car – both for the Mazda company in general and for the local dealership in particular. After all, this is another powerful indicator that even a full-scale war cannot stop the Ukrainian debut of automotive novelties of the civilized world. So: hello Mazda CX-60 SUV! What have you got?
Many times “first”: platform, engines, status
Why is the Mazda CX-60 SUV very important to the Japanese? Because this car is in many ways the first.
For example, in the use of a new platform focused on rear or all-wheel drive and longitudinal arrangement of engines. Currently, the Mazda CX-60 SUV is the first representative of the Large Product Group series to use this platform. And also the appearance of a PHEV version, also for the first time in the history of Mazda, and very powerful in-line 6-cylinder engines. Finally, the Mazda CX-60 car is a new attempt (remember Eunos and Xedos) to enter the “premium” segment to compete with well-known “players” in the class: BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace, Lexus NX, Volvo XC60, etc.
Mazda CX-60 SUV is 4.75 meters long, 1.89 meters wide, 1.68 meters tall, wheelbase – 2.87 meters. The basis is a new platform: all-wheel drive, longitudinal arrangement of engines, independent suspensions. In terms of size and layout, the Mazda CX-60 car is similar to the на BMW X3 and Jaguar F–Pace, but will probably also compete for customers looking at Lexus NX та Volvo XC60. By the way: clearance – 18 cm, trunk volume – 570 liters. In addition to the new platform, the Mazda CX-60 SUV is also interesting with the debut of the PHEV version. However, such a modification has not been announced for Ukraine at the moment. Similarly, as well as diesel. And what is declared?
The Mazda CX-60 SUV will debut in Ukraine with two gasoline engines. First, it is a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine that offers 192 hp. and 261 Nm of torque. Such an engine is paired with all-wheel drive and a classic 8-speed automatic transmission. The maximum speed of the Mazda CX-60 with this engine is 201 km/h, and acceleration to a hundred km takes 9.9 seconds.
However, “secondly” turns out to be much more interesting. This is a 6-cylinder turbo engine with a volume of 3.3 liters, which also has MHEV-hybrid technology. In total, the power is 284 hp, and the torque reaches 450 Nm. The transmission is unchanged – all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission. However, the maximum speed in this case is equal to 219 km/h, acceleration to a hundred km is declared at the level of 6.9 seconds. Finally, this version gets larger front brakes – discs with a diameter of 347 mm versus 328 mm for the rest of the cases.
Inside: new design and new technologies
Often, car manufacturers become hostages of their own success: having found a successful solution, they only scale it for different models, but do not change it radically. The same thing happened with the Mazda company, which in recent years created very similar interiors for the popular models Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-9: only the details changed, but not the layout of the interior in general.
In fact, the Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30 cars became the first “new breath”. And the new Mazda CX-60 SUV imitates them both in the general design – for example, pay attention to the curves of the sides of the body – and in certain details of the interior: look carefully at the display of the multimedia system and the control unit, take a closer look at the steering wheel.
At the same time, the Mazda CX-60 SUV brings many new “fresh” solutions. First of all, we are talking about a fully digital instrument panel based on a 12.3-inch display. The MI-DRIVE switch has also appeared for a comprehensive change of the car’s character and control parameters. Finally, an internal camera in the cabin is used: it can monitor the driver’s fatigue and recognize their face and adjust the position of the seat from memory.
The new interior is interesting both in general and in details – the shape of the front panel, trimming and decor. Everything looks modern and “expensive”. How will it be perceived in reality? We’ll see when we get to know the car in person.
Mazda CX-60 price: from UAH 1.86 million to UAH 2.4 million
Finally, a few words (but important!) about the cost of the car. The Mazda CX-60 SUV starts in Ukraine at the mark of UAH 1.86 million or $46.5 thousand. Also, the 2.5-liter version is offered in the PREMIUM-LINE configuration at a price of UAH 2.087 million or $52,000.
If you want to get a powerful 3.3-liter turbo engine, you will have to pay at least UAH 2.12 million ($53 thousand) for the EXCLUSIVE-LINE configuration. And the maximum variant Mazda CX-60 with a 6-cylinder “turbo” in the PRE configuration MIUM-SPORT is valued at about 2.4 million UAH or $60,000.
So, we have come to this – a Mazda car for $50-60 thousand: in terms of dimensions, the novelty is slightly larger than the СХ-5, but in terms of cost, we get the level of the СХ-9. Will the Ukrainian car market accept such a Mazda SUV? We’ll see later. But the fact that we will get an interesting new car is already an accomplished and positive fact.