It was always expected but it’s good to know the team at ANCAP have tested and awarded the upcoming CX-60 the full five stars in safety. The new model launches next week.
The Mazda CX-60 is launching in Australia as quite an interesting SUV because it will debut a new 3.3-litre turbocharged inline-six engine for Mazda, in both petrol and diesel form. It will also debut a 2.5-litre four-cylinder plug-in hybrid system for the brand.
With three new engines and a stylish new interior and exterior design, the CX-60 is expected to be a very popular SUV among shoppers.
The 3.3L turbo-diesel produces 187kW and 550Nm, and covers 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds. The 3.3 turbo-petrol inline-six develops 209kW and 450Nm and can cover 0-100km/h in a claimed 6.9 seconds, while the 2.5 hybrid generates 241kW and 500Nm and does the sprint in 5.9 seconds.
Fuel economy averages range from 4.9L/100km for the diesel, and 2.1L/100km for the 2.5L plug-in hybrid. Figures for the petrol six-cylinder are yet to be confirmed.
Following recent crash tests by the Euro NCAP division, the local ANCAP team have assessed the data and provided its local rating. It scored 91 per cent for adult occupant protection, 93 per cent for child occupant protection, 89 per cent for its road user (pedestrian) protection, and 77 per cent for its on-board safety assist technologies.
The five-star rating applies to all three powertrain configurations. All come with a centre airbag for the front row, allowing it to pass the latest, more stringent protocols. ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg said:
“The CX-60 will be a welcome and safe addition to the Medium SUV segment, and provide varied choice to customers looking for a safe and environmentally friendly vehicle.”
The media official launch for the new model takes places this week, with reviews under embargo until July 18 (stay tuned). Check out the crash test video below to see how it performed.