Mazda Australia has confirmed its upcoming rough pre-order division CX-60 SUVs, with Australian customers showing a strong preference for plug-in hybrid petrol and inline-six variants.
Despite commanding a $12,000-$12,500 premium over the equivalent turbo petrol depending on grade, the ‘P50e’ 2.5 liter plug-in hybrid version of Mazda’s rival to the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC accounts for about 40 percent of the already ‘healthy’ order bank.
The entry-level G40e 3.3-liter turbocharged inline-six gasoline G40e also accounts for about 40 percent of current CX-60 pre-orders, with the D50e 3.3-liter inline-six turbo-diesel mild hybrid accounting for the remainder. 20 percent share.
Prices for the CX-60 PHEV start from $72,300 plus on-road costs in entry-level Evolve trim, step up to $87,252 before on the road for Azami’s prime.
By comparison, the G40e starts at $59,800, while the D50e starts slightly higher at $61,800. Mid-spec GT versions of the mild hybrid petrol and diesel models are also slotted below the base PHEV ($67,800 and $69,800 respectively).
“This obviously continues to change as new orders are received, and the popularity of PHEVs so far is not unusual as early adopters want to experience Mazda’s latest technology,” a Mazda Australia spokesperson said.
“Making sure we give customers everything they need as early as possible in terms of information, pricing and specifications and pre-order capabilities helps us meet the necessary demand for our market.”
Pricing for the 2023 Mazda CX-60 range is announced late in November 2022, with pre-orders opening soon after. The first customer deliveries will be made around June 2023 at this stage.
Team CX-60 P50e a Four cylinder 2.5 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine by 100kW/250Nm electric motor as well as a 17.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The system output is evaluated at 241kW and 500Nmwhile the zero emission range “up to 76 kilometers” in the local ADR test – although this is based on the dated and looser NEDC cycle. According to the UK’s more accurate WLTP specification, the CX-60 e-Skyactiv PHEV should be able to reach up to 62km.
Combined fuel consumption, meanwhile, is rated at thrift 2.1L/100km.
Mazda claims the CX-60 PHEV can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.9 secondsand until recently it was the most powerful vehicle the company produced – until the new CX-90 came with a boosted turbocharged 254kW 3.3-litre inline-six.
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