TEST – The new flagship of the Japanese brand becomes the most powerful model in its history thanks to its rechargeable hybrid engine.
Lilliputian on the scale of the sector – its production is below 2 million vehicles per year -, Mazda has a singular way of designing the automobile which is not to displease us. This vision nourished by the pre-eminence of the engineers has just given birth to the CX-60, a large SUV of 4.75 m available in plug-in hybrid and 6-cylinder in-line diesel of 3.3 liters. The latter, launched in the first quarter of 2023, imposed a long bonnet architecture, in line with the house design, which contributes to the dynamism of the silhouette. As for the battery version, it is part of the brand’s strategy of only marketing electrified models by 2030.
The engine manufacturers did not skimp: the CX-60 becomes the most powerful model in the history of the brand with 327 hp and 500 Nm of torque. It combines the 191 hp of the 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with the 171 hp of the electric motor powered by a 17.8 kWh battery. We noted an electric range of 53 km and a consumption of 7.1 l/100 km over a varied route of 500 km.
A clean presentation
If regenerative braking dispenses with having to use the brakes on the secondary network, driving pleasure will have to be satisfied with a lack of fluidity during energy exchanges (thermal and electrical) and hectic suspensions on bad surfaces and under-damped. , especially at the rear axle. Too bad because the CX-60 takes care of the reception. The peaceful atmosphere is based, in the case of the top-of-the-range Takumi version, on white leather upholstery coordinated with light maple wood and stitched fabric. Thanks to facial recognition, we find its seat, air conditioning and audio system settings. The car can store up to six configurations.
Engines: 4 cyl., 2,488 cc, 191 hp + 1 electric motor (total: 327 hp)
Transmission: Integral, auto. 8 gears
Dimensions: L. 4.74, w. 1.89 a.m. 1.68m
Consumption: 1.5 l/100 km
CO emissions2: 33g/km
Price: from €54,650