Nearly half of Mazda CX-60 pre-orders are PHEVs

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Mazda Australia has confirmed the unsmooth pre-order divided for its upcoming CX-60 SUV, with Australian customers showing a beardown skew towards plug-in hybrid and inline-six petrol variants.

Despite commanding a $12,000-$12,500 premium implicit the equivalent turbo petrol depending connected grade, the ‘P50e’ 2.5-litre plug-in hybrid mentation of Mazda’s rival to the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC accounts for astir 40 per cent of its already ‘healthy’ bid bank.

The entry-level G40e 3.3-litre turbocharged inline six petrol mild-hybrid besides accounts for astir 40 per cent of existent CX-60 pre-orders, with the D50e 3.3-litre inline-six turbo-diesel mild-hybrid accounting for the remaining 20 per cent share.

Pricing for the CX-60 PHEV starts from $72,300 positive on-road costs successful entry-level Evolve trim, climbing to $87,252 earlier on-roads for the Azami flagship.

By comparison, the G40e kicks disconnected from $59,800, portion the D50e starts marginally higher astatine $61,800. The mid-spec GT versions of the mild-hybrid petrol and diesel models are likewise positioned beneath the basal PHEV ($67,800 and $69,800 respectively).

“This evidently continues to alteration arsenic caller orders are received, and the popularity of the PHEV truthful acold is not antithetic fixed aboriginal adopters volition privation to acquisition the latest Mazda technology,” said a Mazda Australia spokesperson.

“Ensuring we springiness customers everything they request arsenic aboriginal arsenic imaginable successful presumption of information, pricing and specifications and pre-ordering quality helps america to conscionable the indispensable request for our market.”

Pricing for the 2023 Mazda CX-60 range was announced precocious successful November 2022, with pre-orders opening soon after. First lawsuit deliveries are owed astir June 2023 astatine this stage.

The CX-60 P50e teams a 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with a 100kW/250Nm electrical centrifugal arsenic good arsenic a 17.8kWh lithium-ion artillery pack.

System outputs are rated astatine 241kW and 500Nm, portion zero-emissions scope “up to 76 kilometres” successful section ADR investigating – though this is based connected the dated and much lenient NEDC cycle. According to much close WLTP specs successful the UK, the CX-60 e-Skyactiv PHEV should beryllium capable to execute up to 62km.

Combined substance consumption, meanwhile, is rated astatine a thrifty 2.1L/100km.

Mazda claims the CX-60 PHEV tin dash from 0-100km/h successful 5.9 seconds, and up until precocious it was the astir almighty road-going conveyance the institution has each produced – until the caller CX-90 came on with its uprated 254kW 3.3-litre turbocharged inline six.

For the afloat rundown of the all-new 2023 Mazda CX-60 range, click here.

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