Ahead of its official market launch Mazda Australia is commencing an intensive local
testing program for the all new CX-60.

Two pre-production vehicles are undertaking a series of comprehensive on-road
assessments that will last for up to six months.

The program will measure key data in a series of high- and low-load scenarios that include
powertrain stress-testing, towing capability, quality assurance, in-depth analysis of real-
world driving range and other performance-related criteria. More than 30,000 kilometres
will be covered during the testing phase and all data collated will be shared with Mazda’s
Hiroshima Research and Development centre in Japan for analysis.

Australia is considered a key market for contributing to the worldwide vehicle testing
regime due to its unique road composition and climatic conditions. It also represents the
ideal environment for validation of Mazda’s acclaimed Jinba-Ittai driving experience, a core
philosophy in the development of the Mazda CX-60.

Welcoming the arrival of the two development vehicles domestically, Mazda Australia
Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi said: “We are fully invested in ensuring our ground-
breaking SUV will also masterfully deliver on the specific needs of our Australian

“Our engineering team will consistently push the cars to their extremes, and these
strenuous evaluations are a vital step in our absolute commitment to customer experience
and continuous brand improvement.”

Director of Marketing, Alastair Doak added: “These cars are some of the very first to come
off the production line, yet despite their early build schedule, the quality of fit and finish is
already indicative of the authentically premium offering that the Mazda CX-60 model range

“This rigorous and informative testing program is the ideal opportunity for our market to
contribute to the future success of this landmark model from the very beginning.”

The two development vehicles will also be utilised to reinforce and progress the
comprehensive training schedule already being rolled out internally and across the 140-
strong dealer network, strengthening local knowledge and understanding in readiness for
the arrival of the Mazda CX-60.

Pricing and local specification of the Mazda CX-60 will be confirmed closer to launch.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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