If you are looking for a Large SUV with 7 seats and you can wait until the end of this year, the next launch of Mazda interests you, and a lot. After getting to know the new Mazda CX-60 as the largest and most familiar SUV of the Japanese brand, now it is time to meet its 7-seater variant referred to as Mazda CX-80. Making use of the same technology, engines and equipment of the CX-60, the new Mazda CX-80 is the answer for all those who need extra space in their car.
The Mazda CX-60 has rightfully become one of the market benchmarks among large SUVs. Its commitment to a premium vision, but without forgetting that philosophy of the Japanese brand where its own ideas and technologies are used, allows this model to enjoy a differential design, a different way of understanding technology, but above all a range of engines where in addition to a new plug-in hybrid engine, there is also room for large displacement gasoline and diesel engines (3.3 liters and 6 cylinders in line capable of obtaining the ECO label and very low consumption.
Mazda’s microhybrid diesel engine is currently one of the most interesting engines on the market due to its low consumption and having the ECO label.
And now this formula wants to be transferred to a more familiar car concept, extending the wheelbase and length of the CX-60 to bring the Mazda CX-80 to life. This new model will essentially be a variant, but it will gain interior space to enjoy a third row of seats that will allow adding two extra seats, in addition to a more capable trunk in order to have a greater volume of cargo. This redesign of the bodywork does not seem to imply major aesthetic changes on the outside, so the greatest differentiation will be in the 30 cm that the CX-80 is estimated to grow with respect to the CX-60.
As confirmed by Mazda itself, the new CX-80 will be presented by the end of this year 2023which makes us think of the start of commercialization in the fourth quarter and the first deliveries to customers as early as 2024. This new Mazda CX-80 will also be a more expensive model than the CX-60a car that currently starts in the €48,719Although since they share the bulk of the elements, the extra cost should not be higher than what we see in some of its rivals, a difference that is around between 3,000 and 5,000 euros with the same engine and equipment.
Images: Mazda CX-60 Source: AutomotiveNews