Mazda launches 4-pronged big product platform
The CX-60 entered production at Mazda’s No. 2 plant in Hofu, western Japan, last month. Deliveries to Europe will begin this summer and to Japan in the fall.
The crossover will sport a range of engines, starting with a plug-in hybrid configuration that pairs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G gasoline engine with a 17.8-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a 129-hour electric motor. kilowatts. The total power of the system is 241 kW, or about 328 hp.
The e-Skyactiv PHEV can cover 0-62 mph in 5.8 seconds and travel approximately 62 kilometers (39 miles) in EV mode.
Meanwhile, a new 3.3-liter six-cylinder e-Skyactiv D diesel engine is combined with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that acts as engine-to-engine assistance. The diesel engine delivers 245 hp and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. The muscular torque is the selling point of this configuration.
These specifications are for the European version, but they are indicative of the powertrains that Mazda will introduce in its other large vehicles and in other markets.
In the US market, the CX-70 and CX-90 are expected to get the e-Skyactiv PHEV version along with a turbocharged 3.3-liter straight-six gasoline powerplant. In the United States, the CX-90 should arrive first, in 2023, replacing the CX-9. The CX-70 will arrive soon after.
Further down the road, Europe is also expected to get an inline-six variant of Mazda’s Skyactiv-X engine. Japan, meanwhile, will also get non-hybrid variants of the diesel I-6 and gasoline I-4.
The overall range looks like this:
- The CX-60 will have two rows, aiming for Europe and Japan
- The CX-70 will have two rows and a wide body, targeting North America.
- The CX-80 will have three rows, focusing on Europe and Japan.
- The CX-90 will have three rows and a wide body, also for North America.