The brand-new 2023 Mazda CX-60 is coming to the markets. However, while the CX-50 SUV is heading to the United States, the new CX-60 will be available in Australia instead. Mazda is confusing us all right now, but this is the latest info we have. Anyway, the Mazda CX-60 will be a premium five-seat crossover. It will arrive by the end of 2022 and this is official.
On the other hand, some other things are still quite a mystery. That, of course, includes the powertrain options. However, there is a good chance that the CX-60 model will arrive with the plug-in hybrid variant. The first photos are here, so let’s see what Mazda plans to do with the new crossover.
Leaked Exterior Design
The new 2023 Mazda CX-60, which will have rear- or all-wheel drive, an inline-six engine, and be here in 2022, has been spotted completely unhidden. It looks like two CX-60 models are being filmed on a road in Japan. It’s a lot bigger than the CX-5 model, but it doesn’t have very different styling. It looks like a CX-5, but Mazda’s shield grille is more squared off. A BMW-style cutout is also in the bumper.
On top of that, the red CX-60 appears to be a sporty version, based on the lack of chrome accents. If you look closely, you can see how the beltline rises quickly at the C-pillar again, just like on the CX-5. In the video, we don’t get a look at the back of the CX-60. We don’t think it will be very different from Mazda’s other SUVs. It’s likely that closer, better-quality photos will show off the new CX-60’s different proportions better.
The upcoming 2023 Mazda CX-60 will have a more modern look than the current lineup of the brand’s SUVs. Passengers can expect a very comfortable cabin that can seat up to five. With a 10.25-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cloth seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the CX-60 is going to be a well-equipped SUV.
If you buy a higher-end trim, you’ll get things like a power sunroof, a bigger screen, and Bose sound system. Carbon Edition should also be available, with a more athletic interior that has a lot of black elements in it. While this is not official, the CX-60 model should also offer an optional third row of seats.
Mazda CX-60 Will Offer Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain
Under the hood, there is a good chance to see some sort of plug-in hybrid setup. Of course, the 2023 Mazda CX-60 will offer traditional combustion engines as well. Many predict the standard engine will be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit with almost 190 horsepower.
The optional 2.5-liter turbo-four engine should be available as well, producing over 250 horsepower. The CX-60 model will provide a standard rear-wheel-drive system and optional all-wheel-drive configuration. More details will become available in the coming weeks.
2023 Mazda CX-60 Release Date, Price
The all-new 2023 Mazda CX-60 will go on sale in Australia, later in 2022. We don’t know if this crossover SUV will reach the American shores as well. The price is not familiar at the moment. Some reports are predicting a starting price of around $30,000.