The Mazda CX-60 is 4,745mm long, 1,890mm wide and 1,680mm high with a 2,870mm wheelbase. The 570-litre boot can be extended to 1,148 litres with the rear seats folded flat and 1,726 litres when loaded to the ceiling.

Available in eight exterior colours, the Mazda CX-60 sees the debut of Rhodium White, the latest of Mazda’s premium metallic signature body colours. Like Soul Red Crystal and Machine Grey it is created using Mazda’s Takuminuri painting technology. Other colours available are Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Sonic Silver, Platinum Quartz and Arctic White.

The entry-level Mazda CX-60 Exclusive-Line features 18-inch grey metallic wheels and body coloured mirrors, while the Homura is marked out by body colour wheel arch mouldings, 20-inch black metallic wheels, matched to gloss black mirrors, front grille and side grille trim. The flagship Takumi has 20-inch silver and black machined alloy wheels, a chrome signature wing trim and black bar type grille, a chrome side-window surround and body colour mirrors. These subtle accents give each model of CX-60 a unique look.

The latest interpretation of Mazda’s Kodo design philosophy, the Mazda CX-60’s proportions and lines express strength and visually confirm the CX-60’s longitudinal front-engine, rear-wheel drive SUV architecture. The deeply sculpted face, long nose and powerfully accentuated rear silhouette create a dynamic form that makes the CX-60’s sporty, high-class, large SUV attributes clear to see.

With a high aspect front grille that features Mazda’s signature wing surround design, the CX-60’s signature wing features an illumination function for driving lights and indicators. The vertically stacked front-lamp design gives the CX-60 a unique light signature. All three grades feature LED highlights with auto levelling as standard, while optional on Homura and Takumi models the optional Driver Assistance Pack includes adaptive LED headlights.

Mazda’s first PHEV powertrain, the CX-60’s 2.5-litre 4cyl Skyactiv-G petrol engine is combined with 129kw electric motor and 17.8Kw battery to deliver a combined output of 327ps with 500Nm of torque – making it the most powerful Mazda road car ever produced. The powertrain is exclusively mated to an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission and Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive system.

Positioning of the high-voltage battery between the front and rear axles and as low as possible delivers a low centre of gravity for improved vehicle dynamics. The CX-60 features a double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension configuration and also benefits from Mazda’s new Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) system, which helps reduce body roll when cornering by braking the inside rear wheel to draw the car body downwards.