Arriving in the UK this autumn to expand Mazda’s award-winning SUV range, the all-new Mazda CX-60 joins the UK line-up above the ever-popular 2022 Mazda CX-5. The Mazda CX-60 flagship SUV is launched with Mazda’s first plug-in hybrid technology powertrain, which combines a Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a 100 kW electric motor and a 17.8 kWh high-capacity battery.
Crafted in Japan, the all-new Mazda CX-60 represents everything that Mazda has built into its DNA over the last 100 years, from outstanding exterior and interior design to the finest Japanese craftsmanship, plus world-leading powertrains and the uniquely Mazda sense of being at one with the car. Offered in the UK in three highly specified 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 on Exclusive-Line.
The cabin of the all-new Mazda CX-60 sets new standards for interior quality, design and technology – highlighting Mazda’s uniquely Japanese premium brand direction. The interior introduces the ideas of Kaichou – an element of disruption which mixes different textures and materials. In the Exclusive-Line and Homura models, the cabin mixes black leather, dark dash trim and chrome surrounds, while the range-topping Takumi takes the principles of Kaichou to the next level by mixing different materials and textures such as white nappa leather, maple wood, chrome and high quality fabrics.
In another example of the influence of unique Japanese craft in the cabin of the CX-60, Takumi models also feature the Japanese stitching technique of Kakenui, which is a hanging stitch that leaves a seam with spaces between the trim fabrics revealing a glimpse of the material beneath. This traditional Japanese style can be seen in the Takumi’s fabric dash panel, which is a standout feature of the cabin that was also inspired by Musubu – the art of traditional Japanese binding.
The Mazda CX-60 Takumi also features maple wood trim on the doors and central transmission tunnel and treatment of the wood reflects the Japanese aesthetic of Hacho – asymmetrical balance or intentional unevenness. Matched on the doors to real metal trim, the maple wood works with the light nappa leather, the diverse patterns of the woven fabrics and Kakenui hanging stitching to deliver a uniquely premium cabin experience deeply rooted in Japanese heritage.
Optional on Homura and Takumi models the £1,000 panoramic roof delivers plentiful amounts of natural light into the CX-60’s beautifully designed cabin, while the optional Convenience Pack adds privacy glass.
The interior design concept of the CX-60’s cabin sees a wide instrument panel with continuous lines which run through the cabin, while the horizontally symmetrical layout is centred around the driver to deliver the same carefully considered cockpit design found on all Mazda cars. It offers an ergonomically excellent driving position that feels natural and supportive, with the ideal pedal and seat alignment.
With 45mm of rake and 70mm of reach adjustment the steering wheel adjusts through a wide range of positions, while the centre armrest is 230 mm longer and 37 mm wider than that of the CX-5. The Commander Control knob has been moved forward by 132 mm and raised 82 mm to allow its operation with the user’s arm resting comfortably on the centre armrest. Both the front door grips and armrests have been designed to offer enhanced grip and support. The door armrests are now set at the same height as the centre armrest for ergonomic symmetry and maximum occupant comfort.
Combining class-leading quality, new levels of technology and a premium cabin inspired by the precision and beauty of Japanese craft, the all-new Mazda CX-60 represents the very best standard of Mazda interior.