The CX-60 entered production at Mazda's Hofu Plant No. 2 in western Japan last month. Deliveries to Europe will begin this summer, and to Japan in the fall.
The crossover will sport a range of powerplants, starting with a plug-in hybrid setup that mates a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder Skyactiv-G gasoline engine to a 17.8-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery and a 129-kilowatt electric motor. Total system output is 241 kW, or about 328 hp.
The e-Skyactiv PHEV can cover 0 to 62 mph in 5.8 seconds and drive about 62 kilometers (39 miles) in EV mode.
Meanwhile, a newly developed 3.3-liter six-cylinder e-Skyactiv D diesel engine is combined with a 48-volt mild hybrid system that acts as a motor-assist to the engine. The diesel engine delivers 245 hp and does 0 to 62 mph in 7.3 seconds. Brawny torque is this setup's selling point.
Those specifications are for the European version, but they are indicative of the drivetrains Mazda will introduce in its other large vehicles and in other markets.
In the U.S. market, the CX-70 and CX-90 are expected to get the e-Skyactiv PHEV version as well as a 3.3-liter inline six-cylinder turbocharged gasoline power plant. In the U.S., the CX-90 is expected to arrive first, in 2023, replacing the CX-9. The CX-70 will arrive shortly thereafter.
Further down the road, Europe is also expected to get an inline-six variant of Mazda's Skyactiv-X engine. Japan, meanwhile, will also get non-hybrid variants of the I-6 diesel and I-4 gasoline.
The overall lineup looks like this:
- The CX-60 will have two rows, aiming at Europe and Japan
- The CX-70 will have two rows and a wide body, targeting North America.
- The CX-80 will have three rows, focusing on Europe and Japan.
- The CX-90 will have three rows and a wide body, also for North America.