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Mazda has released specifications and pricing for the mild-hybrid diesel version of its CX-60 SUV, and comes in two-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. 

Available to order now, both are powered by an all-new 3.3-litre in-line six cylinder e-Skyactiv D engine.

It is claimed to be one of the cleanest diesel ICEs in the world, with the 197bhp rear-wheel drive model producing just 129g/km of CO2 emissions, as well as a WLTP average fuel consumption figure of 56.5mpg.

As the entry level model, it is priced from £42,990 and is offered in the Exclusive-Line trim. 

Meanwhile, the 250bhp i-Activ all-wheel drive version gives off slightly more CO2 emissions of 137 g/km, while average fuel consumption is 53.3mpg. 

It starts from £45,630, and comes in the same Exclusive Line Trim as the base model, though can be further specified with the Comfort Pack (£1,400) as well as the Convenience and Driver Assistance Pack (£1,900).

Further up the trim levels are the all-wheel drive exclusive Homura and Tukuma CX-90s, which cost £48,380 and £50,730.

Both drivetrains use a new 48v Mazda M Hybrid mild-hybrid system, which the company claims can deliver high output combined with high fuel economy. 

It joins the 323bhp plug-in hybrid model, which involves a smaller 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine paired to an electric motor. 

Inside the CX-60 features high-quality fabrics and leather across the dash for top-spec versions, as well as metal accents around the air vents and centre console. To navigate the car's widescreen infotainment display, Mazda have also chosen to ditch the touch-screen trend, opting for physical rotary controls instead, while physical buttons also feature to operate the climate control settings. 

With its opulent cabin and interior tech, The Mazda CX-60 is the Japanese firm's flagship model, and is poised to position the company as a premium, upmarket rival to German brands such as BMW and Mercedes.  

On the new mild-hybird diesel version, Mazda Motors UK, Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson, said: “Another demonstration of Mazda’s ‘Multi-Solution Approach’, the new diesel is designed to meet the needs of customers who want an efficient, long distance driving car with great towing capacity. 

“The company’s multi-solution strategy offers different products and technologies – including more efficient internal combustion engines and a wide range of electrified powertrains, that best suit the local market and society’s demand for sustainability.

“While the PHEV will be the biggest selling CX-60 in the UK, the new six-cylinder diesel is a fantastic example of Mazda’s long-standing reputation for engine innovation and it will be a superb choice for many retail customers looking for a high-quality large premium SUV with a clean and efficient diesel engine”. 

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Harry Leahey 29/12/22