2023 Mazda CX-60 Full Hybrid Technology

2023 Mazda CX-60

The all-new Mazda CX-60 introduces the company's first plug-in full hybrid technology to the European SUV market. Expanding Mazda's SUV line-up, the all-new Mazda CX-60 is the first of two new models from the company's Large Product group to be introduced throughout Europe during the next two years. Demonstrating Mazda's commitment to a multi-solution approach to sustainable mobility and the principal of the right solution at the right time, the Mazda CX-60 meets the growing needs of the segment with a wider choice of SUVs combining the latest environmental performance with the driving pleasure inherent in every Mazda. Showcasing the company's first plug-in full hybrid powertrain, Mazda's new flagship model, the Mazda CX-60 PHEV, represents everything that Mazda has built into its DNA over the last 100 years, from outstanding exterior and interior design to the finest Japanese craftsmanship, the latest innovations in human-centric technologies and world-leading powertrains.

2023 Mazda CX-60

The imposing strength of the Mazda CX-60's beautiful and dynamic styling conveys the intelligence and elegance of the latest developments in Kodo design woven into the toughness of the striking front-engine, rear-wheel drive SUV architecture. The elegant, premium quality interior design mixes different materials and textures such as maple wood, nappa leather, uniquely worked Japanese textiles, chrome details, and a specially detailed instrument panel stitching. Human-centric technologies have been rethought and refined to perfect the Jinba-Ittai driving experience and, more than ever, meet the individual needs of the driver. The ground-breaking 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.

2023 Mazda CX-60


Taking a further step towards realising its 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030' declaration, Mazda has set a goal to electrify all vehicles it produces by 2030. Hence the new Mazda CX-60 not only launches the company's first PHEV, but also includes 48V Mazda M Hybrid Boost technology in its line-up. The all-new Mazda CX-60 adopts Mazda's Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture for its longitudinal power units. This makes it possible to take further steps in electrification and satisfy environmental requirements with the company's newly developed in-line six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, as well as Mazda M Hybrid Boost vehicles and PHEVs. The Mazda CX-60's longitudinal powertrain format offers many advantages. These include the ability to mount motors and batteries of different sizes in the same layout for both the Mazda M Hybrid Boost vehicles and PHEV versions, and the facility to place the motor on the same axis as the engine and transmission.

2023 Mazda CX-60

The Mazda CX-60 powertrain line-up features three new engines: Mazda's first PHEV -a 2.5 litre, four-cylinder e-Skyactiv G petrol unit with electrification technology, and two straight-six engines: a 3.3 litre e-Skyactiv D diesel unit and a 3.0 litre e-Skyactiv X petrol engine. All three powerplants are mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission and Mazda's i-Activ All-Wheel Drive system. The e-Skyactiv D diesel unit and the e-Skyactiv X petrol engine may also be equipped with rear-wheel drive only. Mazda Intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive) offers a choice of four drive modes (plus EV mode for the PHEV) to provide optimum control and driving pleasure in every driving scenario.

2023 Mazda CX-60


Mazda's first PHEV powertrain combines a modifi ed version of the Skyactiv-G 2.5, four-cylinder direct injection petrol engine found in the CX-5 with a large, 100 kW electric motor and a 355 V, 17.8 kWh high-capacity lithium-ion battery. The petrol engine develops a maximum power output of 141 kW at 6,000 rpm and 261 Nm of torque. The electric motor delivers 100 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque from zero rpm. With intake tuning to improve torque at the most frequently used mid- to low-speed ranges - 1,500 to 3,000 rpm, 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 e-Skyactiv PHEV delivers highly impressive performance, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds, and on to a limited maximum speed of 200 km/h. Conversely, and most notably when running on electric motor power alone, the new Mazda PHEV displays outstanding environmental credentials. WLTP combined fuel consumption is just 1.5 l/100 km, and WLTP combined CO2 emissions only 33 g/km. The Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv PHEV offers 63 km of motorpowered driving with the vehicle running at 100 km/h or less.


The 3.0 litre inline six-cylinder e-Skyactiv X takes advantage of the good vibration balance inline six-cylinder engines are known for, and combines this with enhancements to the precise combustion control technology developed for the four-cylinder e-Skyactiv X, resulting in another unit that responds to the issue of right-sizing. The larger capacity enables the pushing of more air into the engine removing the need for turbocharging. This enabled Mazda to create a unit with a simple base structure to which is added a double overhead camshaft and variable valve timing that changes the camshaft phase reliably and instantly. As a result, internal EGR control achieves combustion with a low ratio of fuel to air. The engine delivers smooth acceleration and an engaging sound. Moreover, due to enhanced lean combustion technology, the unit also achieves the same fuel economy as the four-cylinder e-Skyactiv X engine.


Adopting a right-sizing approach and calculating the optimal emissions from the Mazda CX-60 based on its weight, Mazda's inline six-cylinder diesel engine features a capacity increased from 2.2 to 3.3 litres, as well as an increase in the speed range at which lean burn (Highefficiency combustion with minimal fuel consumption) is possible. As well as enhancing output performance through increased engine capacity, Mazda has designed the unit to use surplus air to improve combustion. This results in a more agile acceleration response, lower NOx emissions at high rpm and output, and better thermal efficiency due to a greater lean burn speed range. Two technologies in particular ensure all surplus air is used during combustion, regardless of engine speed: the use of egg-shaped combustion chambers that divide the air-fuel mixture into two regions within the piston bowl, resulting in a greater lean burn area with minimal unburned residue; and high pressure fuel supply technology that enables fast and precise injection. Together, these two technologies contribute significantly to the Mazda CX-60's outstanding driving range. Additionally, the inline six-cylinder unit uses a simple structure, resulting in an engine weight similar to that of a conventional four-cylinder diesel, thus minimising the difference in handling balance despite the higher engine capacity.

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