2023 Mazda CX-60: the good pix…
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.