Mazda’s SUV vary has gotten barely extra crowded for the reason that introduction of the Mazda CX-30 with the numbers accompanying the letters now in multiples of ten, whereas the single-digit fashions are bought side-by-side.
Now, there’s additionally the Mazda CX-60 and although Bermaz has but to substantiate its arrival in Malaysia, it’s extra doubtless than not we’ll see its introduction right here. So, what’s the Mazda CX-60 all about and the place does it sit in Mazda’s CX vary? Properly, right here’s what we find out about it to this point.
The Mazda CX-60 can be launched in Malaysia?
Sources near the matter say the Mazda CX-60 is at present being studied by native Mazda distributor Bermaz, for an eventual launch in Malaysia.
A Bermaz Motor spokesperson stated, “We will’t touch upon the CX-60 but however in the event you have a look at our mannequin line-up, you will note that each one right-hand drive Mazda fashions can be found on the market in Malaysia.”
That each one however confirms the upcoming launch of the Mazda CX-60 in Malaysia.
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What’s the Mazda CX-60?
It’s the primary Massive Product Group mannequin, which makes use of rear-wheel drive (RWD) underpinnings and a spread of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and delicate hybrid (MHEV) in-line 6 engines.
It sits above the Mazda CX-5 in Mazda’s worthwhile SUV line-up and is initially aimed on the European and Japanese market. Consider it as going from a Mercedes-Benz GLA (front-wheel drive, FWD) to a Mercedes-Benz GLC (RWD).
How does it examine to the CX-8 and CX-9?
The Mazda CX-9 is developed primarily for North America whereas the marginally smaller Mazda CX-8 is for Japan, the place vehicles are taxed primarily based on their dimensions however markets like Malaysia and Australia are promoting each fashions side-by-side.
Each are three-row SUVs with as much as seven seats, whereas the CX-60 is a five-seater two-row SUV. Nonetheless, The corporate’s presentation supplies throughout its announcement implied that the present technology CX-8 can be changed by the CX-80, which can supply three-row seats primarily based on the Massive Product Group RWD platform.
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The Mazda CX-9 alternatively, can be changed by the Mazda CX-90 that was not too long ago revealed within the US. Similar to the CX-9, the CX-90 is aimed on the North American market and its introduction in different markets stays to be seen.
How massive is the Mazda CX-60?
Dimension sensible, the Mazda CX-60’s size measures at 4,740 mm (190 mm longer than the CX-5), whereas the width is 1,890 mm (50 mm wider than the CX-5), and peak is 1,675 mm (an identical to CX-5). The wheelbase stretches at 2,870 mm, which is 170 mm longer than the CX-5.
What engines does the Mazda CX-60 have?
In Australia, three engine choices can be found, all hybrids, all paired to an 8-speed computerized transmission with Mazda’s rear axle-biased i-Activ All-Wheel Drive.
First up, a 3.3-litre e-SkyActiv-G turbocharged direct injection six-cylinder (in-line) petrol engine. The ‘e’ designation signifies electrification, which is a 48V delicate hybrid system that makes 284 PS / 450 Nm. 0-100 km/h dash is accomplished in 6.9 seconds.
Subsequent is the three.3-litre e-SkyActiv-D turbodiesel, additionally 3.3-litre in-line 6 engine and is a 48V delicate hybrid. It makes 254 PS / 550 Nm, with a claimed 0-100 km/h time of seven.3 seconds. Claimed gasoline economic system is 4.9-litre / 100 km.
Lastly, the two.5-litre e-SkyActiv PHEV. The two.5-litre naturally aspirated SkyActiv-G 4-cylinder engine is shared with the CX-5 however put in longitudinally identical to the 6-cylinder variants. It’s supplemented by a 100 kW electrical motor to make a mixed system output of 328 PS / 500 Nm.
The motor is juiced up by a 17.8 kWh lithium-ion battery mounted on the ground. It helps as much as 7.2 kW of AC charging and has an electrical vary of 76 km, working at speeds of as much as 100 km/h.
How a lot will the Mazda CX-60 be priced when it arrives in Malaysia?
In Japan, costs of the Mazda CX-60 are inside the similar ballpark because the Toyota Harrier. The CX-60 is priced between JPY 2.99 million (~RM 96k) to JPY 6.26 million (~RM 202k), whereas the Harrier is priced between JPY 2.99 million (~RM 97k) to JPY 5.04 million (~RM 163k).
If the Mazda CX-60 arrives as a fully-imported (CBU) mannequin which – contemplating it will likely be a decrease quantity mannequin than the CX-5 and CX-8 – is probably going, we are able to use the CBU Toyota Harrier’s value as a gauge.
At present, the Toyota Harrier retails from RM 274,000. Upon the CX-60’s arrival in Malaysia, we are able to count on related pricing to the Harrier. In any case, the CX-60 is aimed on the demography because the Harrier, so it wouldn’t be shocking that the Mazda CX-60 is priced equally.
Additionally learn: Mazda CX-60 for Malaysia: Circa RM 250k price possible, aimed at Harrier
So, when will the Mazda CX-60 be launched in Malaysia?
Once more, we’ve but to obtain affirmation from Bermaz that the CX-60 can be launched right here however assuming that it’s, we’re nonetheless a while away from its introduction contemplating all our neighbouring nations have but to launch the mannequin.
A 2024 launch is possible, however we wouldn’t rule a launch this yr both.
Additionally learn: Malaysia-bound Mazda CX-60 launched in Australia as a hybrid-only model, 328 PS / 500 Nm