Mazda has big plans for Europe. The Japanese brand has already launched the first novelty, the new CX-60, a modern SUV to conquer the Old Continent, and which will be given another brother next year. The new Mazda CX-80 will arrive in 2023, and to which we advance its design and all its news.
The expansion plans of Mazda in Europe they have already started with the launch of the new Mazda CX-60. A very important model because it represents a point and followed in the design and electrification strategy of the model range, somewhat short compared to the offer of the main competing brands. But the new model is also positioned in the Premium category, with Lexus more in the spotlight than the Germans.
The recent CX-60 is not the only novelty of those from Hiroshima, but they are already preparing the launch of an older brother that will not be long in coming. Is named Mazda CX-80, and its launch in Europe is more than confirmed. A new largest SUV and that we reveal to you in this recreationa faithful preview that will present the attractive and modern design with simplified headlights and a prominent grille, very vertical and profiled.
The Mazda CX-80, a 7-seater SUV without rivals in the D segment
A style that will be copied entirely from the new CX-60, both front and rear, with the difference being a longer wheelbase. This will be one of the details that will distinguish the two SUVs, along with a redesigned fixed window housed in the rear pillar. There will be no more novelties in the external aesthetic plane, but there will be in the interior, because the greater distance between axes will allow adding a third row of seatsturning the CX-80 into a seven-seater SUV.
One of the few D-segment options with this roomy option, if not the only one, taking on a major challenge. But the new Mazda CX-80 will also take on a new role in the Japanese manufacturer’s European range, because it will become the mazda6 takeover. Until now, the flagship of the offer has its days numbered on the European continent, except for surprise, since the traditional sedans are disappearing and Mazda is not going to follow the same Volkswagen strategy of keeping alive only the family body of the Mazda6 Wagon.
The new Mazda CX-80 will be presented in mid-2023, starting its marketing in the second half of the year as a 2024 model. The manufacturer will also maintain the same range of engines of the younger brother, with two versions diesel with “e-Skyactiv D” MHEV technology with 200 and 254 hp and the 327hp PHEVthe three to choose between front and all-wheel drive, and all with 8-speed automatic transmission.