New flagship for Mazda range in SA

Joining Mazda’s SUV line-up in South Africa is the new range topper, the CX-60. The CX-60 will slot in above the current C5 range.

23 Mazda CX60a

What’s new?

The all-new Mazda CX-60 represents everything that Mazda has built into its DNA over the last 100 years, from an outstanding exterior and interior design to the finest Japanese craftsmanship, the latest innovations in human-centric technologies and powertrains.

Inside:

The new Mazda CX-60 is 4 745 mm long, 1 890 mm wide and 1 680 mm high and has an 11.7 metre turning circle. Its 2 870 mm wheelbase offers spacious accommodation for all occupants, as well as generous load space.

The rear seats offer enough legroom for passengers to sit with their legs straight instead of needing to twist their lower body.

The Mazda Driver Personalisation System on the CX-60 will recognise the occupant of the driver’s seat and automatically adjust the surroundings – seat position, steering wheel, mirrors, HUD, even the sound and climate control settings – to fit their physique as well as their personal preferences.

The driver’s cockpit area features three main instrument displays: a full 12-inch TFT-LCD driver’s instrument meter display, a large window Head-up Display (HUD) and a 12.3-inch infotainment centre display.

The TFT-LCD instrument meter display welcomes the driver and further changes screen colour to display the current drive mode (Normal, Sports, Towing and Off-road).

The font size on all HMI systems has been enlarged, and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) settings and operation status information are optimally displayed to enable at-a-glance reading.

Technology:

The Mazda CX-60’s comprehensive range of advanced i-Activsense driver assistance systems ensures active safety at the highest level and targets a Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating.

Several new technologies debut in the Mazda CX-60 like the See-Through View – a next-generation 360-degree monitor with four cameras giving an extended field of view at low speeds, and the Mazda Radar Cruise Control automatically maintains the appropriate vehicle speed and optimum following distance, even if the vehicle ahead comes to a complete standstill.

The Mazda CX-60 Individual is equipped with Advanced Smart City Brake Support (Advanced SCBS) and uses cameras to detect vehicles and pedestrians – both by day and at night.

Other key i-Activsense driver-supporting technologies, which are added as standard across the range, include Mazda’s Lane-keep Assist System and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Engine:

The Mazda CX-60 will be available in two eight-speed automatic variants, both powered by the same 2.5L engine delivering 141 kW and 261 Nm of torque.

Price:

Mazda CX-60 2.5L Dynamic (R739 800) and the Mazda CX-60 2.5L AWD Individual (R844 500).

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