New Mazda CX-60 PHEV
Mazda is releasing its first PHEV (Plug in Hybrid), the new CX-60 model should be available in the UK from September.
The Plug-in version of Mazda’s well-equipped Crossover/SUV should be capable of doing up to 39 miles in full electric mode.
The new CX-60 hybrid packs a punch too, combining a 2.5 litre petrol engine with an electric motor, it outputs 323bhp and can pull you from 0-60mph in under 6 seconds.
If you are mainly doing short round trips, you could feasibly run it in electric most of the time, as long you keep the battery charged. Running costs should be low regardless, with WLTP Figures of 188mpg and CO2 emissions of 33g/km.
The new CX-60 PHEV should be an attractive proposition as a company car but will also make a great family vehicle as a spacious SUV with a decent sized boot (570 litres or over 1700 litres with the rear seats down).
Mazda are releasing the PHEV CX-60 version initially as they expect it to account for three quarters of sales, diesel and petrol options will follow at a later date.
The new Mazda CX-60 will be available in three trim-levels and have something of a premium feel and feature generous levels of standard equipment.
All models get alloy wheels (18-inch on entry-level models and 20-inch on the rest of the range), LED highlights, a large 12.3-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system that it coupled with another 12.3-ich digital driver display. The infotainment includes integrated navigation, wireless smartphone mirroring with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and USB sockets can be found in the front and rear.
Inside, all models get heated front seats and dual zone climate control, Mazda have resisted the current trend of moving controls for climate control to the touchscreen and keep more traditional dials which are generally easier to use anyway. You also get a rotary dial for moving though menu options on the infotainment system.
The interior has a premium feel with plenty of soft touch finishes and high-quality material on show. It also offers plenty of storage with generous sized door bins and glovebox.
Standard driver aids include cruise control, front/rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, blind sport monitoring, traffic sign recognition, rear cross traffic alert, driver attention alert, intelligent speed assist, lane keeping assist and lane departure warning.
You can extend the list of driver aids by adding an optional Driver Assistance Pack which includes adaptive LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, front cross traffic alert, rear cross traffic braking and rear smart city brake.
You can further upgrade the spec with the Convenience Pack which adds extras like rear privacy glass, a 360 around-view monitor and wireless phone charger. The Comfort Pack adds features like electrically adjustable front seats, front seat ventilation and heated rear outer seats.
The Homura model is the next grade up, in addition to the entry-level model it adds dashes of gloss black exterior trim, ambient interior lighting, heater outer rear seats and a premium Bose sound system.
The top-grade Takumi model adds mostly aesthetic upgrades with body colour door mirrors and a black gloss front grille. Inside it gets white Nappa leather upholstery which coordinates with a white maple finished centre console and white door linings.
First UK deliveries of the new Mazda CX-60 PHEV should be from September, you can contact UK Car Discount on 0161 946 3500 for details about pricing, ordering and availability.