The new Mazda CX-60 | an evolution of the Kodo design at PortalAutomotriz.com

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 The new Mazda CX-60 |  an evolution of the Kodo design at PortalAutomotriz.com

The new Mazda CX-60 flagship SUV launches with Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid technology powertrain and visually the new SUV reflects the latest enhancement to Kodo design, a design philosophy that debuted a decade ago with the launch of the first generation. . Mazda CX-5, which was the first production car to feature the Kodo design. Having entered phase two with the Mazda3 in 2019, the launch of Mazda’s latest SUV sees Mazda designers take on the challenge of creating a design that instantly reflects the advancement of the ‘Kodo-Soul of Motion’ design philosophy.

Conceived under the ‘Noble Toughness’ design concept, the imposing force of the Mazda CX-60’s beautiful and dynamic styling conveys the intelligence and elegance of Kodo’s latest developments in design: the Japanese concept of Ma, which is beauty. quiet and dignified of empty space, woven into the toughness of striking front-engine, rear-wheel-drive SUV architecture.

The deeply sculpted face, long nose and short rear silhouette of the CX-60 create a powerful, dynamic frame and commanding SUV-like presence in a form with the simple beauty and elegance that Kodo design is known for. has made famous. At the same time, the powerful and dynamic shape of the Mazda CX-60 follows Kodo’s concept of “bringing a car to life” by creating a way in which the car as a moving object resembles a living creature running at full speed. velocity.

The shape of the CX-60 expresses stability, just as a living organism uses its skeletal structure and muscles to firmly grip the ground. This is the essence of Kodo’s design. The Mazda CX-60 uses its solid frame to convey its skeletal appeal when viewed from any angle. The front grille adopts a tight aspect ratio that shows off the grille height more than on other Mazdas, while the signature spoiler now features lighting functionality with built-in indicators to further accentuate the grille’s powerful look. The headlight design is also new for Mazda, unlike previous models, the Mazda CX-60’s headlight arrangement features vertically stacked lights and an L-shaped lighting signature to create a new expression that conveys the strength of an SUV.

In profile, the relatively rearward position of the cabin on the body gives the vehicle a dynamic sense of movement. The SUV’s commanding tough feel is enlivened by a stylish surface treatment, with a beam of light projecting from the rear edge of the cabin and grazing the rear wheel arch before hitting the ground. This simple yet powerful movement represents a boldness seen in Japanese calligraphy and modern art, refusing to be bound by the canvas frame. In keeping with the practice of adding an emblem to the front spoiler of sports cars, the Mazda CX-60 features a side signature to reflect the excellent handling performance offered by its front-engine, rear-wheel-drive architecture.

Created through a further evolution of Mazda’s Takuminuri paint technology, a new Rhodium White color joins the company’s Soul Red Crystal and Machine Gray as a third signature body color. In contrast to a conventional Pearl White finish, Rhodium White has a rich gloss with an even denser particle texture, accentuating the Mazda CX-60’s sleek and powerful form. In total, a choice of eight body colors is available: Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Platinum Quartz, Arctic White, Rhodium White, Machine Gray and Soul Red Crystal.

Offered in the UK in three very specific trim grades – Exclusive-Line, Homura and Takumi – customer choice is further enhanced with the ability to add two option packs across all grades – Convenience Pack and Driver Assistance Pack, with a Comfort Pack available in Exclusive -Line. An additional option to specify a panoramic roof on Homura and Takumi models is also unique to the CX-60.

Starting at £43,950, the Mazda CX-60 Exclusive-Line can be combined with all three option packages to offer the ultimate customer choice and complement the CX-60’s extensive list of standard equipment. The £46,700 Homura is visually distinguished from the Exclusive line by body colored wheel arch moldings and a distinctive dark plated wing grille surround, plus gloss black mirrors and honeycomb grille treatment, while the 20-inch black alloy wheels complete the standout exterior look. Inside, the Homura grade features heated outboard rear seats and ambient lighting, plus it’s equipped with Mazda’s innovative Driver Personalization System that will recognize the occupant in the driver’s seat through facial recognition and automatically adjust the environment. : seat position, steering wheel, mirrors, head-up display, even sound and climate control settings, to suit your physique and personal preferences. There is also the option to add the Convenience Package and Driver Assistance Package to the Mazda CX-60 Homura.

At the top of the new Mazda CX-60 range is the £48,050 Takumi, which features 20-inch black-machined alloy wheels and body-coloured mirrors, combined with the car’s unique chrome grille treatment. wing and side window frame, while the gloss black bar-type radiator grille design is another exclusive feature of this flagship model. Like the Homura, there is the option to add the Convenience Package and the Driver Assistance Package. Highlights of the £1,000 Convenience Pack include privacy glass, 360 view-through monitor and wireless phone charging, while the Driver Assistance Pack adds a host of additional active safety tech for £1,100. The £1,400 Comfort Pack is only offered with Exclusive-Line, but adds premium features such as 20-inch alloy wheels, power front seats, front seat ventilation,

Commenting on the launch of the Mazda CX-60, Mazda Motors UK Ltd Managing Director Jeremy Thomson said: “The Mazda CX-60 heralds the start of a new chapter for Mazda, not only is it our first car with a plug . -in the hybrid powertrain, but also sets new standards for interior quality, design and technology, highlighting Mazda’s unique Japanese premium brand direction.” He added: “I can’t wait for our customers and dealers to experience the CX-60 later this year, with the location of the high-voltage battery in the center of the car and as low down as possible, this is a PHEV with a center. low gravity. This, combined with a permanent four-wheel drive system incorporating torque transfer between the axles, gives the car superior handling characteristics on par with the best in the premium segment.”

The new Mazda CX-60 is the first of two new models from the company’s large product group to be introduced across Europe over the next two years, the second being the three-row Mazda CX-80. Also joining the 2.5-liter e-Skyactiv PHEV powertrain in the CX-60 lineup at a later date will be two new Mazda engines that have been developed using the “right-sizing” concept that calls for optimized displacement to improve fuel efficiency. fuel and power.

The new generation of 3.0-litre e-Skyactiv X in-line six-cylinder petrol and 3.3-litre Skyactiv-D diesel engines, featuring M Hybrid Boost, Mazda’s 48V mild-hybrid system, combine high performance with excellent fuel economy and emissions performance. the CX-60 range in the future. Both engines are mated to the same eight-speed automatic transmission and i-Activ All-Wheel Drive as the PHEV, but the e-Skyactiv D diesel unit and e-Skyactiv X petrol engine have also been developed to be equipped with -wheel drive only.

Available to order now for early fall delivery, the new Mazda CX-60’s e-Skyactiv PHEV powertrain combines a Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with a 100 kW electric motor and a high-speed battery. capacity of 17.8 kWh. . This engine and motor combination offers a total system output of 327ps and a hearty 500Nm of torque output. Mazda’s first PHEV also displays excellent environmental credentials with a WLTP combined fuel consumption of 188 mpg and WLTP combined CO2 emissions from only 33g/km. Heralds a new chapter in Mazda’s SUV success story and joins the battery-electric Mazda MX-30, Mazda M mild hybrid-equipped Mazda CX-30 and recently updated 2022 Mazda CX-5 in the comprehensive lineup of Mazda SUVs.

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