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New Mazda CX-60 flagship for South Africa – Pricing and launch date

The new Mazda CX-60 Takumi flagship will launch in South Africa in February with a more powerful diesel-hybrid motor than what is currently available in the line-up and an exclusive design.

The SUV will retail for R1,049,200 once it lands in showrooms, which will be accompanied by a 5-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty and service plan.

Takumi specs

The new CX-60 Takumi is visually differentiated from its Dynamic and Individual-badged siblings through an exclusive front bumper design; a bar-type piano black grille; a bright metal finish to the front signature wings, side signatures, and glazing surrounds; body-coloured wheel arch mouldings; and unique 20-inch alloy wheels.

It’s also sold in a new Rhodium White Premium Metallic exterior colour that joins the existing palette of eight paints.

As the pinnacle model in the Mazda stable, the Takumi is kitted to the nines with its standard fittings comprising a 12.3-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a digital instrument cluster, a windshield heads-up display (HUD), a 12-speaker Bose stereo, dual-zone climate control, a wireless charger, leather upholstery, electric front seats with ventilation, reclining rear seats, an electrically-adjustable steering column, a panoramic sunroof, a hands-free tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, and keyless entry and start.

Assistance and safety features further encompass hill-hold assist and descent control, adaptive LED headlights, driver attention alert, radar cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist with lane-departure warnings, advanced smart city braking assist, distance and speed alert, front and rear cross-traffic alert, 360-degree cameras, and front, side, and rear radar.

The party piece of the SUV is the Mazda Personalisation System that, once the driver enters their height into the system, uses in-car cameras to detect their eye placement and automatically adjust the seat, steering wheel, HUD, and wing mirrors to the ideal positioning.

“The system can save profiles for up to six users and access and implement preferences for over 200 settings,” said Mazda.

In the back, the Takumi’s boot provides 570 litres of loading capacity that increases to 1,148 litres with the rear seats folded flat, and 1,726 litres when loaded to the ceiling.

The main draw card of the new Mazda is the electrified diesel underpinnings that consist of a 3.3-litre, turbocharged engine paired with a small electric motor that generates 12.4kW and 153Nm by itself.

Together, the units produce a maximum system output of 187kW and 550Nm – an impressive 46kW and 289Nm more than the rest of the CX-60 range – and thanks to electrification, the average fuel consumption is pegged at a low 4.9l/100km.

Feeding power to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, the SUV accelerates from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds and goes on to a maximum of 219km/h.

The Mi-Drive system is included, too, bringing Off-Road, Sport, and Towing drive modes. In the latter, the CX-60 is capable of pulling a trailer with a mass of up to 1,500kg behind it.

Mazda CX-60 Takumi

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