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Friday, April 8, 2022

Mazda Details 2023 CX-60 Engines, New Transmission


After its global reveal last March, more information has started to trickle in on the first member of Mazda’s Large Product family: the 2023 CX-60.

Photos may not do it justice, but the five-seater CX-60 measures in at 4,740 mm x 1,890 mm x 1,685 mm (L x W x H) while a wheelbase measuring in at 2,870 mm. The front and rear tracks are 1,640 mm and 1,645 mm, respectively. By comparison, it’s longer, in both overall length and wheelbase, than a BMW X3.

As revealed before, the CX-60 debuts Mazda’s very-own plug-in hybrid system which pairs a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine with an electric motor. This results in Mazda’s most powerful production car with 327 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque.

Aside from that engine though, Mazda has also revealed the three other engines available for the CX-60. Two were already revealed during the European debut: the 3.0-liter e-Skyactiv-X and the 3.3-liter Skyactiv-D, both of which have inline-6 configurations and mild hybrid boost. These two will be joined by a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G which is presumably the PHEV powertrain minus the electric motor. Mazda hasn’t directly mentioned it, but this version is likely turbocharged. It’s also mounted longitudinally like the 6-cylinder engines.

Whatever the engine, the CX-60 gets a new innovative gearbox. The 8-speed automatic ditches the torque converter. Per Mazda, the new transmission shifts gears in the same manner as a torque converter gearbox—via planetary gears and multi-plate clutches—but it does not have a hydraulic converter as an input clutch, instead it has a multiplate clutch as well as an integrated electric motor/generator. The main advantage, Mazda says is that torque is transmitted directly with a “similar fast and rhythmic shifting feel akin to a manual transmission.” Basically, it sounds like Mazda’s own take on dual-clutch technology.

Furthermore, the CX-60 rides on front double wishbones and a rear multi-link suspension. And because it is rear-wheel drive as standard, it gets the MX-5’s newfangled Kinetic Posture Control (KPC) technology.

Finally, the CX-60 launches the Driver Abnormality Response System or DEA. DEA works in conjunction with the driver monitoring system. If it detects that the driver cannot return to driving after blaring out visual and auditory warnings, it will flash the hazards and brake lamps, and will blow the horn to notify people near the vehicle of a “driver abnormality.” It will then automatically bring the CX-60 to a halt, unlock the vehicle, and call emergency services.

9 comments:

  1. do we have a timeline on when is this coming here? also when are we gonna get the updated cx5? :)))

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    1. Unlikely we'll be getting the CX-60 this year. Probably next year at the earliest. As for the updated CX-5, none so far. Since we source it from Malaysia, we'll have to wait for them to update first...

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    2. thank you sir, are there differences in units sourced/made from malaysia and those sourced from japan? i read some comments here that some models are sourced directly from japan. tia

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    3. So far, we source our CX-5 and CX-8 from Malaysia. Mazda2, BT-50 from Thailand. The rest from Japan. No word if there will be changes to sourcing.

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    4. Hi sir, any idea on when will be the updated CX-8 coming here?

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  2. Hi there, how much do you think will this upcoming vehicle sit? Around 3M PHP? hehehe TIA :)

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  3. Hi sir, do both gas and diesel variants have the same output or no? Do you think the diesel one would be more expensive?

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    1. Diesels would normally have more torque, gas engines more horsepower. As for pricing, diesels are typically more expensive.

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