Mazda's CX-60 Marks a Luxurious Milestone in South Africa

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Mazda's CX-60 Marks a Luxurious Milestone in South Africa

Mazda is making a bold statement in the South African automotive market by introducing the CX-60, symbolising the brand's upscale transition. Launched last year, the CX-60 is not just any midsize SUV; it's a declaration of Mazda's premium ambitions. Constructed on a novel rear-wheel drive platform for high-end vehicles, the CX-60 captivates with its sophisticated cabin, setting a new standard for Mazda's luxury line-up.

Initially, the CX-60 hit the market with a single engine option – a 2.5-litre petrol engine generating 141kW and 261Nm. However, Mazda is expanding its repertoire by introducing the Takumi, a potent 3.3-litre six-cylinder turbodiesel model. Slated for release in early March 2024, the Takumi variant has already sparked interest with its listed price of R1,049,200 on Mazda's local website, marking it as the priciest Mazda ever sold in Mzansi and the brand's first venture over the million rand threshold. This price sets the 3.3L Takumi model a significant R205,300 above the next in line, the 2.5L Individual AWD, priced at R844,500, with the entry-level 2.5L Dynamic RWD starting the range at R739,800.

The Takumi is not just about power, although its 3.3-litre turbodiesel engine, complemented by a mild hybrid system, impressively delivers 187kW and 550Nm. It's also about efficiency, boasting a commendable combined fuel consumption figure of 7.3 l/100km, alongside a swift 0-100km/h sprint time of 7.3 seconds, thanks to its eight-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.

But Mazda's attention to detail doesn't end under the hood. The 3.3D Takumi variant distinguishes itself with exclusive design elements such as 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, a unique front bumper, and a sophisticated bar-type black piano grille enhanced by bright metal finish body adornments.

Inside, the Takumi exudes luxury with black Nappa leather seat upholstery, front seat ventilation, and door courtesy lamps, building upon the already lavish amenities of the 2.5L Individual. Both models share various features, including a 12-speaker Bose sound system, integrated navigation, wireless phone charging, and adaptive cruise control. The pricing also encompasses a comprehensive five-year unlimited kilometre warranty and service plan, ensuring peace of mind for the discerning buyer.

With the launch of the CX-60 and the introduction of the high-end 3.3D Takumi, Mazda solidifies its position in the luxury segment, offering a blend of performance, elegance, and cutting-edge features, all while setting a new benchmark for luxury in the South African market. As Mazda continues redefining luxury, the CX-60 is a testament to the brand's commitment to excellence and innovation.



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