2023 Mazda CX-60: the good pix…

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These are the very first official photos of the brand-new Mazda CX-60 for the European market.
I still think the exterior design is just too close to the current CX-5. It’s not that bad looking, it’s just nothing new. And still trying too hard to look more expensive than the CX-5. 
The interior does look much nicer in these better photos. If priced well below luxury brands, this could actually be quite tempting for many. It reminds me a bit of Volvo interiors. Although the Volvos are a much simpler and more elegant interior design. Something that still looks great year after year.
This has a lot of small details and shapes everywhere that could age quickly.
Powertrains options are quite interesting with 2 brand new choices. 
There is a brand new PHEV model. A 2.5 Liter engine with an electric motor for a total of 323HP.
Which seems great. Although it only offers about 37 miles of EV range (and that’s probably in the European test cycle)
Another new option is a brand new 3.0 Liter inline 6 cylinder engine with a 48-Volt mild-hybrid system. No official specs yet.
This is basically an option no one will be getting in Europe. Between super-high gas prices and taxes on larger engines, the new 6 is pretty much DOA over there.
As far as pricing, the base CX-60 seems to be priced at about 4000 Pounds over a loaded CX-5 in the UK. (non-turbo)
Which is about $5200. Assuming the US CX-70 is priced about the same, this could mean around $40 000 for the US CX-70.
That actually sounds pretty realistic. Although the move into a more premium segment will put Mazda dangerously close to Volvo or Genesis. 
Let’s also hope that PHEV comes over here too. Since the “probably great” new 6 cylinders will be of very limited appeal considering rising gas prices.
We’ll see…


Conversation 5 comments

  1. Speaking of greenhouses this looks like the same greenhouse of the Genesis GV80 and Acura RDX. Are car manufacturers running out of ideas of greenhouse designs?

  2. Ok, the exterior is starting to grow on me a little, with the exception of the grille which is still horrible. I am seeing a little GV80 in the profile though, which isn't a bad thing at all. Still hoping the US CX-70 and 90 will look much better than this though.

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