Mazda CX-60 price confirmed ahead 2023 launch


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Mazda CX-60 price and specs confirmed for the brand’s most premium SUV ever; new six-cylinder turbo starts at under $60k.

Mazda Australia has announced pricing and specifications of the all-new CX-60 SUV, available to order now. The pricing covers all grades, from CX-60 diesel to petrol and PHEV drivetrains, and while it can be ordered now, the model will not be launching in Australia in 2022.

The new model represents a step change in terms of design philosophy, positioning, and – most importantly – electrification.

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A petrol-based PHEV – with Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid powertrain – is joined in Australia by two six-cylinder engine options.

The new six-cylinder engine – an unusual highlight in this segment – was chosen against the industry trend towards inline-four power, acknowledges Mazda, because 500cc cylinders give the best balance of torque and thermal efficiency, so it’s better to boost the outright count rather than individual capacity.

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It will join its plug-in hybrid sibling (PHEV), which combines a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with an EV motor. The PHEV powertrain is paired with a new eight-speed wet-clutch transmission to produce a combined 241kW and 500Nm, making this the brand’s most powerful road car yet. Meanwhile, a 17.8kWh battery supplies an engine-off driving range of 76km. All these figures stack up favourably against PHEV rivals at higher price points, namely the Volvo XC60 Recharge and Lexus NX.

The CX-60 PHEV‘s powertrain – entirely unrelated to the one seen in strategic partner Toyota’s RAV4 PHEV – is expected to get it from 0-100km/h in 5.8sec and emit just 33g/km of CO2 on the WLTP combined cycle.

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Due to the PHEV’s large 17.8kWh battery, it gains additional functionality with a boot-mounted 1500W AC power outlet.

The pair of 3.3-litre turbo engines – petrol and diesel – are electrically assisted with a mild 48v hybrid system.

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The power output of the petrol turbo, which is the most affordable version of the CX-60 and expected to be a popular choice, is 209kW and 450Nm, giving enough shove for 0-100km/h in 6.9sec.

The diesel straight-six turbo provides more torque but lower on power, producing a total output of 187kW and 550Nm. The diesel is just slightly slower of the mark, getting from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds.

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The maximum braked towing capacity of the models is 2500kg for the PHEV and six-cylinder petrols, and 2000kg for the diesel.

The CX-60 sits atop an all-new native rear-wheel-drive platform – a layout Mazda says allows for improved dynamic balance (as proved by the MX-5) and refinement – which will be used for four new models by 2025, including the three-row CX-80 and the wider CX-70 and CX-90 SUVs. However, all CX-60 models are all-wheel drive.

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Mazda’s commitment to the dynamic appeal of its mainstream models was a driving factor in the architecture’s development. As well as optimising weight distribution and being fitted with double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, it’s equipped as standard with a new Kinematic Posture Control function, as used by the Mazda MX-5, which promotes flatter cornering and sharper turn-in by varying braking force to each wheel.

Measuring 4745mm long by 1890mm wide and 1675mm high, it is distinctively larger than the CX-5 it will be sold alongside, and while the visual resemblance is obvious, the CX-60 marks an evolution of the brand’s Kodo design language, with heavy influence from 2017’s stunning Vision Coupe concept. The most obvious differences are a flatter treatment for the front end and a markedly altered silhouette, which are cues expected to define the model.

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Inside, the CX-60 follows the driver-centric ‘Jinba Ittai’ (horse and rider) philosophy common to all its models, but with a tangibly enhanced focus on high-quality materials and attention to detail. One notable upgrade over the CX-5 is a significantly larger 12.3-inch central touchscreen – up from 10.25-inch – but only in the top two specifications (more below).

Available to order in Australia now ahead of deliveries in June 2023, there are three trim grades available – Evolve, GT, and Azami.

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The cheapest engine option is the 3.3L petrol, followed by the diesel (a $2000 premium) and then the PHEV, which adds $12,500 over the six-cylinder petrol.

Mazda CX-60 price before on-road costs:

Evolve GT Azami
3.3L – petrol $59,800 $67,800 $73,000
3.3L – diesel $61,800 $69,800 $75,000
2.5L – PHEV $72,300 $80,300 $85,500


Mazda CX-60 Evolve spec list:

  • 10.25-inch full colour widescreen display (Mazda Connect)
  • Active driving display
  • 7-inch TFT LCD multi-information meter display (3.3L)
  • 12.3-inch TFT LCD multi-information meter display (PHEV)
  • 18-inch grey metallic alloy wheels
  • 360° view monitor
  • 8 speaker audio with DAB+ digital radio
  • Black Maztex seats with 8-way manual adjustment
  • Bright “In-line 6” side signature (3.3L)
  • Bright “PHEV” side signature (PHEV)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) with Vehicle Exit Warning
  • Body colour exterior mirrors
  • Cargo net
  • Exterior mirrors with power adjustment, auto fold, heating and auto dimming
  • Honeycomb grille
  • Front & Rear parking sensors
  • High beam control (HBC)
  • Leather shift knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • LED headlamps with auto on/off and High Beam Control (HBC)
  • Manual steering wheel adjustment
  • Black wheel arches and lower cladding
  • Remote operated power tailgate (open/close)
  • Rear console with USB-C and 150W AC outlet
  • Rear 1500W AC power outlet socket (PHEV)
  • Dual-zone climate control with rear vents
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Satellite navigation
  • Smart Brake Support (SBS) with Turn-across traffic
  • Advanced keyless entry
  • Vanity mirror with lamp
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto (wireless and USB)
  • Wireless phone charger

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Mazda CX-60 GT spec list:

  • 12.3-inch full colour widescreen display (Mazda Connect)
  • 12.3-inch TFT LCD multi-information meter display
  • 20-inch black metallic alloy wheels
  • Gloss black exterior mirrors
  • Body colour wheel arches and lower cladding
  • Dark “In-line 6” side signature (3.3L)
  • Dark “PHEV” side signature (PHEV)
  • Driver monitor
  • Electric steering wheel adjustment
  • Gloss black honeycomb grille
  • Exterior mirror position memory
  • Hands-free remote operated power tailgate (open/close)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather seats with power adjustment (driver & passenger) and position memory (driver)
  • Leather steering
  • LED headlamps with dark signature
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Personalise system (Auto Restoration of settings)
  • Premium Bose amplifier with 12 speakers
  • Heated seats (front & rear)
  • Rear combination lights with signature illumination

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Mazda CX-60 Azami spec list:

  • 20-inch black metallic and machined alloy wheels
  • 360° view monitor with see through view
  • Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH)
  • Black nappa leather seat trim
  • Body colour exterior mirrors
  • Bright “In-line 6” side signature (3.3L)
  • Bright “PHEV” side signature (PHEV)
  • Cruising & Traffic Support (CTS)
  • LED ambient lighting
  • Frameless interior mirror
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Front bumper with bar type grille
  • Leather side door trim with courtesy lamp
  • LED headlamps with bright signature
  • Personalise system with Easy Entry & Driving position guide

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Mazda CX-60 options packs:

Equipment on each model can be bolstered via options packs at varying prices.

Vision Technology package ($2000) – optional on Evolve and GT, standard on Azami

  • 360 view monitor with see through view
  • 12.3-inch TFT LCD multi-information meter display (standard on CX-60 PHEV and GT)
  • Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH) (GT only)
  • Cruising & Traffic Support (CTS)
  • Driver monitoring
  • Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA)

Luxury package ($4000) – optional on Evolve, standard on GT and Azami

  • Vision Technology plus:
  • Heated front seats (driver and passenger)
  • Leather seat trim
  • Exterior mirror memory
  • Power seat adjustments (10-way driver and 6-way passenger) with 2-position memory (driver)

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Takumi package ($2000) – optional for Azami only

  • Bright decoration panel
  • Cloth dashboard panel with “Kakenui” stitching
  • White Maple wood console panel
  • White nappa leather seat trim

SP package ($2000) – optional for Azami only

    • 20-inch alloy wheels in black metallic finish
    • Dark-coloured side signature
    • Front bumper with gloss black honeycomb-type grille
    • Gloss black exterior mirror
    • LED headlamps with dark signature
    • Suede finish dashboard panel
    • Tan nappa leather seat trim
    • Two-tone colour steering wheel

Mazda CX-60 paint colours:

Three signature paint colours are available: Rhodium White Premium Metallic, Soul Red Crystal Metallic, and Machine Grey Metallic. Standard colours available are: Jet Black Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic, Machine Grey Metallic, Soul Red Crystal Metallic, and Platinum Quartz Metallic.

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