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3 types of auto lenders: Which is best for you?

3 types of auto lenders: Which is best for you?

When it comes to getting a car loan, there are a few different types of lenders that you can go through.

Each one has its own set of pros and cons, so it’s important to know what each one is before making a decision. We will outline the benefits and drawbacks of each one so that you can make an informed decision about which is best for you!

1. The three types of auto lenders: banks, credit unions, and dealerships

Most people only think of banks when they think of places to get an auto loan. In reality, there are three different types of lenders that you can choose from: banks, credit unions, and dealerships. At a quick glance:

  • Banks typically have the best auto loan rates, but they can be more difficult to qualify for.
  • Credit unions may have slightly higher rates, but they’re often more willing to work with borrowers who have less-than-perfect credit.
  • Dealerships usually have the highest rates, but they also offer more flexible terms and the convenience of being able to finance your purchase all in one place.

No matter which type of lender you choose, be sure to compare rates and terms before making a decision. The best rate isn’t always the best deal if the terms aren’t favorable. And remember, you can always negotiate! Don’t be afraid to ask for a better rate or more favorable terms. With a little bit of research and some negotiation, you can get the best deal on your auto loan.

2. Banks offer the best interest rates but have stricter qualifications

Auto loan interest rates can vary depending on the lender, but banks typically offer the best interest rates. However, banks also typically have stricter qualifications for borrowers, which can make it more difficult to get approved for a loan.

Ultimately, the best option for you will depend on your individual circumstances. If you have good credit and meet the requirements, a bank may be the best place to get a loan. However, if you have less-than-perfect credit or don’t meet the requirements, you may be better off going with another lender.

3. Credit unions are more lenient with their qualifications, but the interest rates are higher

If you’re looking for a lenient lender with competitive interest rates, a credit union could be a good option. Credit unions are known for being more flexible than banks when it comes to auto loan qualifications, so you might have an easier time getting approved.

However, credit unions typically charge higher interest rates than banks, so you’ll need to weigh the pros and cons before making a decision.

4. Dealerships can be more expensive, but they offer financing options that banks and credit unions don’t

Dealerships typically have higher interest rates than banks or credit unions, but they also offer auto loans with more flexible terms. This can be helpful if you’re looking to lower your monthly payments or extend the length of your loan.

In addition, dealerships often offer promotional financing deals that can save you money in the long run. Dealerships often have relationships with multiple lenders, so they can shop around for the best interest rate for you.

They also may be able to offer extended warranty plans and other benefits that you wouldn’t get from a bank or credit union.

However, it’s important to compare rates and terms before deciding on a loan, as the dealership’s offers may not always be the best available. 

5. It’s important to shop around and compare interest rates before you decide on a lender

When you’re shopping for a loan, it’s important to compare interest rates from multiple lenders. This way, you can ensure that you’re getting the most efficient loan possible. The interest rate is the cost of borrowing money, and it can make a big difference in the overall cost of your loan.

For example, a loan with a 5% interest rate will cost you $5,000 in interest over the life of a $100,000 loan. But if you can find a loan with a 4% interest rate, you’ll only pay $4,000 in interest – that’s a savings of $1,000!

Ask family and friends for recommendations if you’re not sure where to start

It can be difficult to know where to start when looking for an auto lender. There are many different options out there, and it can be tough to determine which one is right for you.

That’s why it’s always a good idea to ask family and friends for recommendations. Chances are, someone you know has gone through the process before and can give you some insight into what to expect. They may also have a lender that they recommend.

Getting a personal recommendation can help to make the process less daunting and give you some peace of mind. If you’re feeling lost, don’t hesitate to reach out to your loved ones for help

We’ve given you a rundown of the three types of auto lenders and some of the pros and cons associated with each. Hopefully, this information will help you determine which type is best for you.

Keep in mind that interest rates can vary greatly from lender to lender, so it’s important to compare rates before making a decision.

And don’t forget to ask family and friends for recommendations – they may have personal experience with a particular lender that could be helpful in your decision-making process.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner Debuts with Extended Range and Innovative Personal Space

Hyundai IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner Debuts with Extended Range and Innovative Personal Space

  • Hyundai Motor’s next all-electric vehicle engineered to be a special place to be in 
  • 77.4-kWh battery is mated to an aerodynamically sculpted silhouette to provide WLTP-estimated over 610 km of all-electric range on a single charge /*
  • With WLTP-estimated energy consumption under 14 kWh/100 km, IONIQ 6 to be one of the most energy-efficient EVs in the market /* 
  • Mindful of passengers’ needs, IONIQ 6 to offer an ergonomic interior on a 2,950-mm wheelbase with purposeful features that elevate the electric mobility experience 
  • Dual Color Ambient Lighting with speed-synchronization, EV Performance Tune-up to enhance IONIQ 6’s personalized driving experience
  • Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform to enable 800-V ultra-fast charging 
  • Advanced driver assistance and Over-the-Air (OTA) software updates are available
  • Hyundai to unveil IONIQ 6 digital world premiere film under ‘Awaken Your World’ concept
  • UK technical and equipment specification still to be confirmed

Hyundai Motor Company launched the eagerly awaited IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner with a digital world premiere film.

As the new model in the brand’s IONIQ all-electric lineup brand, the electrified streamliner’s array of advanced technologies, personalized space and features and extended range redefine the boundaries of electric mobility. 

IONIQ 6 delivers an estimated all-electric range of over 610 km /*, according to Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) standard, as well as ultra-fast, 400-V/800-V multi-charging capability made possible by Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). It also has what may be Hyundai’s most aerodynamic styling to date and an array of empowering features, such as Dual Color Ambient Lighting, Speed Sync Lighting, EV Performance Tune-up and Electric Active Sound Design (e-ASD), enhancing the electric mobility experience.

“IONIQ 6 is the next ambitious step forward in Hyundai Motor’s strategy to accelerate its transition to electrification and into a position as a global leader in EVs,” said Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor Company. “The IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner will provide a unique and distinctive experience for drivers and passengers, optimized in every way to redefine electric mobility.”

Personalized interior space engineered to be easy to live with 
The electrified streamliner takes advantage of E-GMP to provide an extremely long, 2,950-mm wheelbase, supported by a choice of 20-inch or 18-inch wheels*. With an impressive overall length of 4,855 mm, IONIQ 6’s 1,880-mm width and 1,495-mm height give it a distinctively sleek and stylish appearance amidst a sea of lookalike EVs. 

“IONIQ 6 is designed and engineered to seamlessly enhance our daily lives as space to awaken your potential,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Customer Experience Division, Hyundai Motor Company. “The innovative interior is meticulously thought out as a cocoon-like personal space, enhanced with the latest technologies to create a safe, fun, and stress-free driving experience. The spacious interior, with sustainability and usability at its heart, once again represents a step forward for electric vehicles, in line with the values of our customers.”

IONIQ 6’s interior is particularly developed to serve as a comfy and personalized hideaway. The Dual Color Ambient Lighting allows a driver to customize the look and feel of the interior cabin by selecting from a spectrum of 64 colors* and six pre-selected themes . The Speed Sync Lighting mode adds emotion to the driving experience by changing the brightness of the interior lighting in the first row based on the vehicle’s speed.

The optional Relaxation Comfort Seats  in the first row promote leisure by simply adjusting the seat angle. In addition, all of its seats are specifically-manufactured for all-electric models, and they are approximately 30 percent thinner than those in other conventional models, providing more space for passengers. There are four type-C and one type-A USB ports available to improve customer convenience.

IONIQ 6’s personalized driving experience is further enhanced by the EV Performance Tune-up system, which allows the driver to freely adjust steering effort, motor power, accelerator pedal sensitivity and driveline mode. Drivers can create a variety of different combinations with just a few button clicks to meet their individual needs. 

IONIQ 6 features e-ASD, a technology that makes EVs more exciting and people-friendly. The optimum, spaceship-like sound is added to the cabin, and the sound texture changes based on the vehicle’s driving status. 

“IONIQ 6 connects an emotional convergence of functionality with aesthetics,” said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design Center. “The distinctive streamlined design is the result of close cooperation between engineers and designers, with obsessive attention to detail and customer-centric values at the core. We have created the IONIQ 6 as a mindful cocoon that offers personalized place for all.”

Delivering ample power and energy to spare 
IONIQ 6 is available with a range of drive motors and battery packs to fit the needs of every customer. The long-range 77.4-kWh battery can be mated with two electric motor layouts, either rear-wheel-drive (RWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD). The top-of-the-line dual motor setup is an AWD option producing a combined power output of 239 kW and 605 Nm of torque. This PE configuration can go from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds*.

IONIQ 6 boasts an impressive energy consumption rate. The energy consumption of the 53-kWh standard battery with 18-inch tire and RWD motor option* is estimated to be under 14 kWh/100 km, according to WLTP. This makes IONIQ 6 one of the most energy-efficient vehicles in the market. 

IONIQ 6’s E-GMP architecture can support both 400-V and 800-V charging infrastructures, with 800-V charging as standard; it can accommodate 400-V charging without the need for additional components or adapters. 

IONIQ 6, like IONIQ 5 before it, provides an innovative vehicle-to-load (V2L) function that allows customers to charge any electric devices — ideal for powering necessities during a power outage, camping or outdoor projects. V2L is enabled using an available accessory adaptor and goes into the outside charging port. In addition to the outside power outlet, there is a second outlet underneath the back row seat for charging laptops, phones and other devices. 

Empowering technology and purposeful features
IONIQ 6’s modular touchscreen dashboard integrates a 12-inch full-touch infotainment display and 12-inch digital cluster that houses advanced technologies for an enhanced digital user experience that can be customized to meet their needs. 

IONIQ 6’s infotainment system provides real-time travel radius mapping based on the current state of charge. The system’s connected car services also help search and plan the best route to include a charging station along the way. 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto look great on this widescreen display. Bluetooth multi-connection support is available, so two devices can be paired at the same time — one for phone calls and one for music streaming. The premium Bose sound system’s eight speakers, including a subwoofer, are strategically placed throughout the vehicle for a high-quality listening experience. The navigation system comes with Bluelink® Infotainment/Map updates. 

Advanced driver assistance systems ensure high levels of safety*
IONIQ 6 is equipped with the next level of Hyundai SmartSense, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, ensuring safety and convenience on the road1. 

Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2) helps to maintain a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead when driving on a highway and helps to center the vehicle in the lane while driving, even though a curve. In case the vehicle on the side is driving very close, it assists to adjust the vehicle’s path, not to be in danger. If driving above a certain speed, holding the steering wheel, and operating the turn signal switch automatically changes the lane in the indicated direction*.

Smart Cruise Control (SCC) helps to maintain distance from the vehicle ahead and drive at a speed set by the driver by reflecting the learned driving style of the driver. When SCC is inactive, the function learns the driver’s driving style. When SCC is activated, the function stops learning and drives automatically by mimicking the learned driving style*. 

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) helps to avoid collisions with objects in front of the vehicle while driving. If a preceding vehicle suddenly slows, or if a forward-collision risk is detected, such as a stopped vehicle or a pedestrian, it provides a warning. After the warning, if the risk of collision remains, it can assist with emergency braking. While driving, if there is a risk of collision with a cyclist ahead, or with an oncoming vehicle while turning at an intersection, it can help assist with emergency braking*. 

Further options offer the enhanced functions of Junction Crossing, Lane-Changing Oncoming and Lane-Changing Side along with Evasive Steering Assist. While driving through an intersection if there is a risk of collision with oncoming vehicles from the left or right, it automatically assists with emergency braking. When changing lanes while driving, if there is a risk of collision with an oncoming vehicle in the next lane or a preceding vehicle in the next lane, it automatically assists with avoidance steering. And while driving, if there is a risk of collision with a pedestrian, partially in the vehicle’s intended path, it automatically assists with avoidance steering*.

Other semi-autonomous driving features include Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), which adjusts vehicle speed to match the speed limit, and High Beam Assist (HBA), which can help switch high beam lights on and off at night for approaching vehicles in the opposite oncoming lane*.

IONIQ 6 has several driver attention-related functions*. Driver Attention Warning (DAW) analyzes the driver’s attention while driving and warns when necessary. It provides a warning when signs of driver inattentiveness are detected, and recommends a rest if needed. During a stop, the driver is alerted if the leading vehicle departs*. 

Several functions work in tandem to help avoid collisions in a variety of driving situations. Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) helps avoid collisions at the rear side of the vehicle when changing lanes. When operating the turn signal to change lanes, if there is a risk of collision detected with a rear-side vehicle, it can provide a warning. If exiting a parallel parking spot and there is a risk of collision detected with a rear-side vehicle, it can assist with emergency braking*. 

Another function, Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM), displays video of the blind-spot view for a safe lane change. When operating the turn signal switch, it displays video of the blind-spot view for the direction indicated*. 

IONIQ 6 also assures the safety of backseat passengers with Safe Exit Warning (SEW), which provides a warning when a vehicle is approaching from the rear-side while getting out of the vehicle. When the occupant opens the door to exit the vehicle after a stop, if an approaching vehicle from the rear side is detected, it provides a warning*.

A variety of Parking Convenience features make parking in a variety of circumstances easier than before. Remote Smart Parking Assist 2 (RSPA 2) helps remotely park by Remote Parking. 
or it helps remotely exit a parking spot from outside the vehicle by Remote Operation. This feature works for parallel, perpendicular, and even diagonal parking*. 

Surround View Monitor (SVM) displays video of the situation around the vehicle for safe parking.  Forward/Side/Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA) helps avoid collisions with pedestrians and objects around the vehicle while parking or exiting. If there is a risk of collision with pedestrians or objects while parking and exiting, it provides a warning. After the warning, if the risk of collision increases, it automatically assists with emergency braking*. 

Similarly, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) helps avoid collisions with oncoming vehicles on the left or right side of the vehicle while reversing. If there is a risk of collision with an oncoming vehicle on the left or right side while reversing, it provides a warning. After the warning, if the risk of collision increases, it automatically assists with emergency braking*. 

OTA Software Update
IONIQ 6 is Hyundai brand’s first model to offer the Over-the-Air (OTA) Software Update feature for various controllers. This technology allows drivers to upgrade the vehicle’s controllers for electric devices, autonomous driving, battery, and more, to provide a safer and more convenient driving experience. Drivers can also update maps and media software with the OTA function*. 

IONIQ 6 color options4 
IONIQ 6 is available in a spectrum of 12 exterior colors, including Gravity Gold Matte, Abyss Black Pearl, Serenity White Pearl, Curated Silver Metallic, Nocturne Gray Metallic, Nocturne Gray Matte, Transmission Blue Pearl, Biophilic Blue Pearl, Ultimate Red Metallic, Digital Green Pearl, Digital Green Matte and Byte Blue. 

For the interior, there are four colors available: Dark gray with light gray, Dark olive green with light gray, Black with pale brown and Black.

IONIQ 6 production
IONIQ 6 is planned to begin production in the third quarter of 2022. The market launch schedule will be announced later. 

IONIQ 6 in a digital world
Hyundai Motor is introducing a variety of innovative, holistic digital communications campaigns that will use the latest technologies and allow customers to experience IONIQ 6 wherever they are.

The IONIQ 6 digital world premiere film is available on IONIQ 6 Campaign Page and Hyundai Motor’s official YouTube channel and website. The film is developed based on the concept ‘Awaken Your World’ and portrays daily lives of three main characters, including sustainable artist, metaverse designer and social contents creator, with IONIQ 6 in a creative way. The film shows how each character creates their ideas in IONIQ 6 and highlights diverse use cases categorized in different communication themes, such as stress-free driving, healing, fun driving, work, entertainment, socializing.

IONIQ 6 Digital Studio is extended reality (XR) content that provides an immersive experience for people to encounter IONIQ 6 in a virtual reality space. IONIQ 6 Digital Studio consists of six themed spaces that reflect the lifestyles of IONIQ 6 consumers. Customers can access the Studio via their computers, laptops, or mobile phones and experience a variety of interactive content including a driving experience and product specifications through virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and Head Mounted Display.

IONIQ 6 will also be available in leading metaverse platforms, such as Hyundai Mobility Adventure on Roblox and Planet Hyundai on ZEPETO, where users can do virtual test drives and experience core features. 

For more information, please visit the IONIQ 6 Campaign page:

UK technical and specification pricing is still to be confirmed.

1 77.4-kWh battery with RWD motor option and 18-inch tire.
* UK specification yet to be confirmed
2 Six themes include: healing forest, wonderful day, concentration, mind care, meditation, creative moment
3 Available in select markets only. UK specification yet to be confirmed
4 Availability may differ by country and region.  

Kia releases sketches of new XCeed ahead of upcoming reveal

Kia releases sketches of new XCeed ahead of upcoming reveal

  • Refreshed exterior and enhanced interior for popular compact crossover
  • Dynamic GT-line trim available for the first time; combines sporty and emotional design cues
  • Highly efficient electrified powertrains and cutting-edge tech for best-selling variant of the Ceed family
  • Reveal scheduled for 08:00 AM BST on Monday 18 July 

Kia has revealed the first official sketches of the new XCeed compact crossover ahead of its reveal next week.

The updated model will receive a sharp new exterior, an enhanced interior, an all-new sporty GT-line trim level, and a range of efficient and electrified powertrain options.

As the best-selling member of the European-designed, -engineered, -built and -sold Ceed model family, the XCeed has been acclaimed by customers for its commanding driving position, dynamic handling and everyday practicality. A comprehensive range of enhancements will make it an even more enticing proposition in the popular C-Crossover segment. Joining a series of stylish exterior and interior improvements will come the option of a dynamic GT-line trim for the first time. This new variant will fuse the adventurous design cues of a crossover with the sporty vibe of a focused European hatchback. 

The arrival of the new XCeed will support Kia’s transition into a sustainable mobility solutions provider by being available with a range of highly efficient electrified powertrains, including mild-hybrid (MHEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) options. The latest advanced safety, connectivity and infotainment technologies will enhance everyday usability and enjoyment behind the wheel.

The new XCeed will be revealed on Kia owned channels at 08:00 AM BST on Monday 18 July ahead of European sales commencing later this year.

BMW Summer News in Brief

BMW Summer News in Brief

  • Triple win at the Auto Express Awards 2022
  • BMW Group integrates Android Automotive into Operating System 8 vehicles
  • Production of the BMW i3 comes to an end

Triple BMW win at Auto Express Awards 2022

BMW scored a trio of wins at this year’s Auto Express Awards with the BMW 2 Series Coupe, BMW 5 Series and BMW i4 all recognised as the industry’s best.

The Auto Express Awards aim to inform car buyers about the best cars on the market. Their readers are at the heart of the awards, with the editorial team focusing relentlessly on their priorities, using digital tools and insight to influence the decision-making process.

Crowned ‘Best Coupé’, the BMW 2 Series Coupé was praised for both its style and substance with Editor-in-Chief Steve Fowler, commenting, “If you’re after a coupé with beauty and brains, look no further than the hugely talented 2 Series. With meaty steering, a traditional rear-wheel drive layout and relatively compact dimensions, even the entry-level 220i and 220d versions encourage you to seek out twisty back roads. In the flagship M240i, the combination of four-wheel drive, cast iron control and a snarling 369bhp straight-six means few rivals are as fast from point-to-point.”

The BMW i4 took home ‘Best Premium Electric Car’ with the editorial team complimenting the model as an electric vehicle that doesn’t require you to compromise on driving fun; “It may sound a little odd, but the BMW i4’s standout feature of this year’s top premium EV is how much it feels like one of the firm’s combustion-engined models – and that’s high praise indeed. The i4 takes so much of BMW’s EVs expertise to deliver a smooth, silent car that packs all the brilliant dynamics we expect from the German brand. There’s a wide selection of models, but all boast a brilliant and practical cabin, plus great tech.”

Remaining at the top of its game, BMW 5 Series was awarded ‘Best Large Company Car’ with judges praising its blend of quality and cutting-edge tech – making it the perfect addition to any company car park. Steve Fowler added, “Inside, the lavish use of luxurious materials gives the cabin a true club-class feel, cementing its win as the best large company car on sale today”.

The BMW 5 Series has been a core vehicle in the BMW range since its introduction 50 years ago. The latest generation was launched in 2017 and is offered in both Saloon and Touring body styles.

BMW Group integrates Android Automotive into Operating System 8 vehicles
From March 2023, the BMW Group will be expanding its BMW Operating System 8 and integrating Android Automotive OS (AAOS) into certain models for the first time, as a second technological approach alongside the current Linux-based variant.

“We are integrating the best aspects of all worlds – that could be our own in-house developments, Open Source or commercial software products – depending on what the specific solution looks like. We make sure our customers always enjoy a unique, customised digital experience in their vehicle,” said Senior Vice-President, Connected Company and Development Technical Operations  BMW Group, Stephan Durach.

The different software platforms enable the infotainment system to be individually configured. The expanded operating system can also be used in different vehicle series. Customers benefit from tailored and individual digital features and options and as in the past, the expanded BMW Operating System 8 will continue to be updated “over the air” at regular intervals with the BMW Remote Software Upgrade.

Production of the BMW i3 comes to an end
June 30 2022, marked the end of an era at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig when the last BMW i3 rolled off the production line, some eight and a half years after it was launched into the market. The i3 was a source of inspiration, a driver of innovation and a pioneer of locally emission-free driving pleasure at the BMW Group.

The BMW i3 started as an exotic specimen in the barely tapped market for electric vehicles in 2013 but developed into a classic with unmistakable charisma. The i3 will go down in the company’s history as a pioneer of sustainable mobility and with more than 250,000 units produced in Leipzig, it is the world’s most successful electric vehicle in the premium compact segment.

“The BMW i3 has great symbolic power,” says Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. He describes the development of the BMW i3 as a prime example of the “BMW way”. This is characterised in particular by the courage to “pioneer topics, to do something different and not just follow the mainstream”. This mindset continues to endure, according to Zipse, because “even the BMW iX, which is quite surprising in its capabilities, has its origins in this corporate culture”.

The BMW i3 was a visionary technology standard-bearer from day one, and not just because of its electric drive. With its Life-Drive architecture, it also set new standards in lightweight vehicle construction. In Leipzig, innovative processes unique in the automotive industry have been established for moulding large-format car body parts from the lightweight high-tech CFRP material. Today, the BMW Group has unique expertise in the industrial use of carbon fibre in body construction and aluminium in designing chassis components.

The final BMW i3 units remain available for purchase at BMW retailers across the UK and are expected to sell out in the coming weeks. Read more about the history and end of BMW i3 production here.

Mazda announces low emission in-line six-cylinder diesel engine for Mazda CX-60

Mazda announces low emission in-line six-cylinder diesel engine for Mazda CX-60

  • The Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv D powered by an all-new 3.3-litre in-line 6cyl diesel engine.  
  • Choice of 200ps or 254ps – up to 550Nm, emissions as low as 127g/km.  
  • 3.3-litre e-Skyactiv D engine features all-new DCPCI clean burn combustion technology.  

Mazda has revealed that a powerful, clean and efficient all-new e-Skyactiv D diesel engine will be added to the Mazda CX-60- line-up in 2023, joining the PHEV CX-60, which is available to order now.

Another demonstration of Mazda’s ‘Multi-Solution Approach’, the new diesel is designed to meet the needs of customers who want an efficient, long distance driving car with great towing capacity.

The company’s multi-solution strategy offers different products and technologies – including more efficient internal combustion engines and a wide range of electrified powertrains,  that best suit the local market and society’s demand for sustainability.

The new diesel powertrain that will make its debut in the CX-60 is a Mazda first – a 3.3-litre in-line six-cylinder e-Skyactiv D diesel engine that features Distribution-Controlled Partially Premixed Compression Ignition (DCPCI) Technology. This highly innovative advanced combustion technology makes the new e-Skyactiv D unit one of the cleanest diesel engines in the world, achieving a thermal efficiency of over 40%.

Developed using the ‘right sizing’ concept which optimises displacement to improve both fuel and power efficiency, the all-new 3,283cc longitudinally installed common rail electric direct injection six-cylinder e-Skyactiv D unit will be offered with a choice of two power outputs: 200ps with rear-wheel drive and 254ps with Mazda i-Activ AWD (all-wheel drive).

Featuring a new 48v Mazda M Hybrid Boost system, the all-new diesel engine combines high output with excellent fuel economy. The new DCPCI technology is a highly innovative, advanced combustion system that improves engine efficiency, emissions and fuel economy. These two technologies contribute significantly to the CX-60’s outstanding driving range, performance, frugal fuel consumption and low emissions.

The 254ps e-Skyactiv D delivers impressive performance of 0-60mph in only 7.4 seconds and returns a WLTP average fuel consumption of 53.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 137g/km. The 200ps variant returns a WLTP average fuel consumption of 57.6mpg with CO2 emissions of only 127g/km.

The in-line six-cylinder configuration produces less vibration due to its characteristic ‘perfect balance’, for a smooth and quiet engine tone, whilst delivering a clean and engaging sound. The engine’s high torque delivery gives the CX-60 a 2,500kg trailer weight towing capacity, while as a result of its lightweight construction, the engine weighs similar to the 2.2-litre Mazda Skyactiv D four-cylinder diesel engine used in the Mazda CX-5, which helps handling balance.

An in-line straight-six 3.0-litre e-Skyactiv petrol engine will join the e-Skyactiv D and e-Skyactiv PHEV to complete the Mazda CX-60 powerplant line-up at a later date, offering customers the wide choice of technologically advanced, highly efficient powertrains appropriate to the outstanding levels of craftsmanship and on-board technology offered by the CX-60 model range.

With the launch of the CX-60, Mazda takes another important step in its fleet’s emission reduction on its way to become entirely carbon neutral by 2050. In all, Mazda is launching five new electrified products in the next three years that feature its multi-solution platform architecture. After 2025, the company will launch its brand new Skyactiv EV Scalable Architecture  which will allow Mazda to efficiently build electric cars of all sizes using one common platform.

In 2023, the company will launch a new model, the Mazda CX-80, which is larger than the Mazda CX-60 and features three rows of seating. With the all-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV available to order now for September delivery, the all-new Mazda CX-60 diesel will arrive in the UK in the first quarter of 2023.

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