The 2024 Mazda CX-60 and CX-90 are powered by a range of inline-6 engines in both gasoline and diesel forms. These two premium SUVs also come with the M Hybrid Boost 48-volt mild hybrid system. Unlike most mild hybrid systems, however, the two Mazda SUVs operate differently from other 48-volt systems.
That’s because the M Hybrid Boost doesn’t use a belt-driven integrated starter generator (ISG). Instead, the electric motor is sandwiched in between the engine and the 8-speed automatic. This is why Mazda developed its own 8-speed automatic that uses a multi-plate clutch instead of a torque converter as a way for the transmission to shift between the engine and the electric motor. This allows the two Mazda SUVs to run in pure electric mode under certain scenarios with light throttle applications and coasting scenarios, and it’s why the Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the Mazda CX-60 and CX-90 to be classified as hybrid electric vehicles (HEV).
Yes, that’s right, when you purchase a brand-new 2024 Mazda CX-60 or CX-90, these two SUVs will benefit from every condition under the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (EVIDA), such as number coding exemption as well as discounted and priority registration.
As a recap, the 2024 Mazda CX-60 and CX-90 are fitted with a turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-6 gasoline and diesel engine. The gas mill produces 284 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque while the diesel produces 254 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. The diesel is only available in the CX-60, however.
As for their prices, you have to shell out P2,790,000 for the CX-60 AWD Turbo and P2,890,000 for the CX-60 AWD Turbo-D Sport. On the other hand, the CX-90 AWD retails for P3,680,000 while the CX-90 AWD Exclusive can be yours for P3,780,000.